Admission and Eligibility
No person will be refused service on the basis of race, sex, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, marital status, same sex partner status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, family status, religion.
The services provided by the Association are not mandated services. Therefore, eligibility for service does not guarantee entitlement to service.
Eligible applications for service will be processed in accordance with the Admissions policy and applicable procedure.
For individuals requesting children’s services a person under the age of eighteen (18) years is eligible to receive service if all of the following conditions are met:
o submission of a formal written diagnosis of developmental disability by either a medical doctor or a registered psychologist/psychological associate as defined by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
o for children age 2 to 12, the child must have a documented developmental delay (ie cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical, communication or environmental ).
o reside in the catchment area of South Muskoka.
o the Association has the resources to provide the supports necessary to meet the needs of the individual.
For individuals requesting adult services a person eighteen (18) years of age and older is required to complete the eligibility process and be deemed eligible by:
o contacting the North East Region Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) organization:
o providing the DSO with copies of the following documentation:
- a psychological assessment or report, signed by a psychologist developmental disability;
- proof that they are 18 years of age or older; and
- proof that they live in Ontario and proof of their citizenship status in Canada
o once the person has been deemed eligible an application package will be completed by the DSO and Community Living South Muskoka will be informed if the person is requesting our service
To see the services offered by Community Living South Muskoka please download our service directory pdf below. – Service Directory revised April2019
If you wish to apply for Adult Services please contact Developmental Services Ontario http://www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-northeast
If you wish to apply for Children’s Services please contact