Iconic buildings across Ontario set to become symbols of inclusion

CN Tower among structures involved in Community Living campaign


Communities from Sault Ste. Marie to Sharbot Lake will display powerful symbols of inclusion on

May 8th, as Community Living organizations throughout Ontario take part in the Shine a Light on Community Living campaign. Member associations’ administrative buildings will be lit blue and green, along with homes, businesses and iconic structures, in support of people who have an intellectual disability participating actively in their communities.

In addition to Canada’s most iconic structure and other iconic buildings showcasing Community Living’s colours on May 8th 2017, COMMUNITY LIVING ESPANOLA and other member associations will also Shine a Light on Community Living that evening by having their buildings illuminated in blue and green and encouraging partners in their respective communities to do the same. When homes, businesses and municipal buildings brightly display the Community Living colours on May 8th, a powerful message of inclusion will shine throughout the province. The provincial campaign is one of the many events and activities taking place throughout the month that will create awareness around inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

Friends of Community Living are also encouraged to participate in the campaign by posting their photos to Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels using the hashtag

#shinealightonCL. Shine a Light on Community Living is one of the many events and activities taking place in May as part of Community Living Month. Visit www.communitylivingontario.ca/events for further details.


May 1st – COMMUNITY LIVING ESPANOLA is kicking off the month with a Flag Raising at the Town of Espanola at the municipal building at 10:30 a.m.  Come join us!

May 8th – We are inviting everyone to  SHINE a LIGHT(blue and green) on COMMUNITY LIVING by illuminating your building/home with blue and green lights

May 18thOur annual SOCK HOP at the Elks Club is a great opportunity for people supported to celebrate together

May 25th & 26th – Annual Yardsale at 345 Centre St.

Community Living Espanola (CLE) is a non-profit organization supporting adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Our purpose is to promote and provide community inclusion in all aspects of living for those in our care.  We operate several programs in Espanola including two group homes, a Supported Independent Living Program, Family Home and Respite Program as well as a Community Participation Supports and Passport Program.


For additional information, please contact:

Louise Laplante, Executive Director CLE

705-869-0442 ext 27