History of BDACI

Founded in Brockville in 1956 by parents and family members, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT has been instrumental in developing a range of services and opportunities for people who have an intellectual disability. These have included employment, housing, education, recreation, family support and advocacy.

Community Involvement became incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1972 and is an original member of the United Way of Leeds and Grenville.


1956 The Association is formed as the Brockville and District Association for Retarted Children. A school is opened

1972- The Association incorporated under a new name, the Brockvillle and District Association for the Mentally Retarded

1972-1985 - Services are established- residential, Host Family and Family Support

1984 - The Association transfers all residential supports to a new agency- the Brockville and Area Community Living Association

1985- The Association changes its name to the Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement


Currently Community Involvement supports approximately 200 individuals and their families throughout Leeds and Grenville. We provide individualized support which enables people with intellectual disabilities to join in typical community life in valued roles, such as a YMCA member or an employee at a local restaurant. One important aspect of our work is helping families plan for the future and to that end, Legacy Supports and Community Involvement Legacy Homes have recently been established.



Our Goal: That Communities offer all people equal opportunity, full participation, respect and value as individuals.