First school in Calvary Baptist Church basement – twelve (12) children.
Formation of Sudbury and District Association for Retarded Children.
Opening of Parkridge School, 10 York St.
Opening of W. C. Jarrett Industrial Training Centre – old band shell opposite Evans Lumber – five (5) clients.
Move to larger quarters over Dolomity Shoes on Lisgar Street - 26 clients.
Purchase from a United church of a location at 40 Clemow Avenue to accommodate 30 clients.
Opening of the Jarrett Centre at 1125 Webbwood Drive for thirty five (35) clients.
Opening of first Group Home at 293 Elm Street West for nine (9) clients.
Opening of Sunnyside Training Centre.
Opening of Jarrett Plant Centre - eight (8) clients
Opening of two group homes at 110-112 Douglas Street West and 246-248 Leslie Street.
Opening of Vocational Assessment/Training Centre (V.A.T.C.)/Le Café.
Opening of a fourth group home at 174-178 Oak Street for eight (8) clients.
Sunnyside Training Centre moved to location on Ester Road.
Opening of fifth group home at 395 Cartier for eight (8) clients.
Relocation of group home from 293 Elm Street West to 119 Riverside Drive.
Relocation of 246-248 Leslie Street to 297-299 Elm Street West.
Sunnyside Training Centre changed to "Cec Woods Centre".
Addition of Adult Developmental Centre.
Opening of Jarrett Value Centre, Lorne Street.
Establishment of the Supported Independent Living Program at 297-299 Elm Street.
Opening of Literacy/Numeracy classes.
Relocation of 110-112 Douglas Street West to 32 Bloor Street.
Association name change to : Sudbury and District Association for Community Living/Association pour l’intégration communautaire de Sudbury et district (SDACL/AICSD).
Concentration of efforts to develop capacity for French language service.
Opening of the Walden group home.
Opening of Supported Employment Services.
Jarrett Training Centre moved to Lansing Ave. location.
Closure of the Anne Stafford Centre, 10 York St.
Closure of the Toy Library, 10 York St.
Jarrett Training Centre moved to the Parkridge School and was renamed the Adèle Samson Centre.
Closure of the Jarrett Plant Centre responsible for maintenance of all plants at Civic Square due to the start of the City’s new procurement process and losing out to another bidder.
Ministry Mandated Closure and relocation of the Behavioural Management Program (BMP), from 245 Mountain St to District Serving Planning Group (DSPG), delivered out of Cottage 3 at Network North.
Association management and operations were restructured for effectiveness of programs and efficiencies to gain financial stability and cost sustainability. Affected were unfunded Programs like: Le Café and the termination of transportation of clients from the private homes to Day Programs from the entire Sudbury area.
Closure of "Le Café", on Falconbrige Rd.
Opening of unfunded Sudbury East Day Program on David St.
Opening of the unfunded volunteer-based Hope Centre, 245 Mountain St. The Hope Centre was a Day Alternative Program for community individuals on the waiting list.
Behaviour Management Program Funding eventually went to the creation of Developmental Clinical Services with Sudbury Laurentian Hospital.
Agency-wide review of Policies and Procedures culminating in the Agency’s One Stop Manual for operations, management and administration.
Opening of the Treeview group home, our first barrier-free built home, at 2326 Treeview Rd. This allowed the relocation of d'Youville residents with the most need for an accessible home.
Closure of the volunteer-based Hope Centre at Mountain St. as the waitlist is now being addressed under the District Service Planning Group (DSPG) Sector.
Relocation of Riverside group home to the barrier-free Holland Road home.
Opening of the centre-based Respite Program for Complex Care individuals, at 245 Mountain Street.
Closure of the Mailroom at the Jarrett Centre due to the Federal contract for the renewal of the Vehicle licensing being automated by the Government; and clients were relocated to the Jarrett Value Centre program.
Closure of the Northern Fisherman Program at the Jarrett Centre. Clients were provided with opportunities and support to continue making fishing lures but they were not interested.
Decentralization of the Cec Woods Centre from 2260 Treeview Road to New Sudbury in a rental school from Club Amical on Lavoie St, bringing Day Programs closer to clients’ neighborhoods.
Opening of the Senior/Leisure Program at 245 Mountain Street to address the aging trends and the needs of the clients.
Opening of the Programme de jour francophone, a French day program for high complex needs clients, at Leon XIII School in New Sudbury.
The Association created an operational name: Sudbury District Association for the Developmentally Disabled (SDADD).
The Programme de jour francophone, a French day program was renamed Martin Asselin Centre in honour of a founding client.
Opening of the Jarrett Value 2 Pilot Project for an employee-cooperative on Durham Street.
Clients living at the St. Brendan home relocated into Queen Street and Waterview Apartments, to provide experiential living in their own apartments instead of congregate group home settings. This was the start-up of the Supported Independent Living (SIL) concept.
Residents of the rented Carmen Home relocated to a purchased home on Village Crescent to address mobility challenges and access to a better backyard.
Relocation of Sudbury East Day Services from David Street to the Christian Fellowship Centre in Noelville.
The residents of the Rideau Street home relocated to Westmount Avenue for an environment-free of mold and flood issues.
Sudbury East Day Services relocated to the Notre Dame de Lourdes School leased in Alban. This was to accommodate an increase of clients from the catchment area of 19 individuals. Funded and annualized by then Minister John Baird of the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Opening of the Sudbury East Jarrett Value Store in Alban, Ontario. This was a great way to involve community members with the store. They became donors and customers.
Jarrett Value 2 on Durham Street becomes the first employee-owned cooperative. This Project was also featured Canada-wide.
Relocation of the Walden Home residents to the purchased York Street home.
Associaton name change to: City of Greater Sudbury Developmental Services / Services pour handicaps de développement de la Ville du Grand Sudbury (CGSDS/SHDVGS)
2001 Jarrett Value 2 relocates to 105 Durham Street, Sudbury.
CGSDS/SHDVGS purchase of Notre Dame de Lourdes School in Alban for Sudbury East Day Services.
Beginning of the Brick by Brick Campaign for the Treeview Retirement Assisted Living Project.
Centre Martin Asselin Centre moves to the Adèle Samson Centre.
An Annex was built at 10 York St to address the needs of the participants providing accommodation for their complex needs.
Therapeutic Gardening Program begins in a greenhouse located at 10 York Street.
Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the Sudbury East Mini–Putt in Alban.
Transitional Age Youth Program begins.
50th Anniversary of the Agency.
Ministry of Community and Social Services requested for Agency Executive Director to do an Operational Review and recommendations of Community Living Espanola, as approved by the CGSDS Board and this was completed in 2006.
Relocation of the Queen St residents to the leased Copper Cliff Manor Home due to mold remediation at Queen St. Relocation of the Waterview residents to the leased Copper Cliff Manor Home also as the Waterview Apartments were not a beneficial residential environment for the clients.
Jarrett Culinary Herb Enterprises started in partnership with Cambrian College and HRDC, then with Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2005.
Name change to : Sudbury Developmental Services/Services pour handicaps de développement de Sudbury (SDS/SHDS).
2005 Closure of the Jarrett Value 2 Cooperative on Durham Street by the Owners’ choices who decided to close their business due to health and access challenges.
Opening of the Jarrett Value Boutique 2 at 760 Notre Dame, Unit B. to continue this venture for clients who wanted to participate.
Relocation of residents from the Village Home to additional leased space at the Copper Cliff Home to address barrier-free client needs and discrimination from Village St neighbors.
Closure of the unfunded Senior Leisure Program at Mountain Street.
All Care Homes will be responsible for their Programs at their respective homes.
MCSS Approval and start up of Treeview Project that will create a neighborhood friendly environment for residents with developmental disabilities. The Treeview Project consists of three new homes built and they were: Maple, Oak and Cedar residences.
Sale of the Village Home on Village Cres.
The early sale of the York Street Home meant the relocation of the residents to Mountain Street temporarily, until their new, barrier-free home is built at the 2260 Treeview Property.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine community student placement at Sudbury Developmental Services started.
Sale of the York Street Home to address clients aging and accessibility needs.
Board purchase of 224 Elm St, Harmony Place, 224 Elm Street and the
relocation of Queen Street clients to Harmony Place.
Construction of (3) barrier-free homes on Treeview Road: Maple, Oak and Cedar
Relocation of Copper Cliff clients to Wembley and Holland homes for operational, travel and medical needs and efficiencies.
Simulated Healthy Independent Living Opportunities (SHILO) Program located at 245 Mountain St.
SHILO is a partnership between Sudbury Developmental Services, Sudbury Regional Hospital Children’s Treatment Centre and Rainbow District School Board. It is a pragmatic method of providing training and support for students to achieve maximum capacity for self care in the future.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) Program started as per Ministry mandate on the increasing community capacity integration, within existing residential budget.
Therapeutic Gardening (Greenhouse) becomes a seasonal program.
Ministry mandated Demolition of old former Treeview Rd. School, at 2260 Treeview Road.
Sale of SEDS Alban School building, 24 Delamere Rd, Alban due to declining attendance from 19 participants to 3.
Sudbury East Drop-In Program continued at 24 Delamere Road, Alban for 4 clients by leasing 2 classrooms from the new owner.
Relocation of Cec Woods Centre to Cambrian College Campus, 1400 Barrydowne Road
Opening of IRS LB Program on Mount Adam St in an Apartment setting.
Start up of Community Foundations Programs at Mountain St. to explore Community Employment and volunteer work opportunities in the Community.
SDS celebrates 60 progressive years of existence and holds a Gala at the Caruso Club in appreciation to Supporters of SDS Vision and Mission as an Agency.
Closure of Jarrett Value 2 Boutique site, at 760 Notre-Dame Ave. Unit B to accommodate former Community Foundations Program whose name changes to Community Supported Employment and Training Centre.
Transition of MCYS Westmount Home from Child Care Resources to SDS.
Transition of IRS Bedford Home from Child Care Resources to SDS.
Relocation of Sudbury East Drop-In Program to the basement of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 20 Delamere Rd, Alban.
Closure of Sudbury East Drop-In Program in the basement of Notre Dame de Lourdes church, Alban.
Relocation of IRS LB program to MCYS Westmount Home.
Sale of 230 Elm St - Harmony Place.
Relocation of clients and staff from the leased IRS Bedford Home to a purchased home on Ester Rd.
Closure of the Jarrett Resource Centre – Sheltered Workshops.
Transition of Jarrett Resource Centre into Jarrett Choices Hub-Webbwood.
Closure of Jarrett Resource Centre Catering Centre.
Opening of Jarrett WISE Wood Products and Go To Crew at 1125 Webbwood Dr. (WISE: A Work Integrated Social Enterprises)
Transition of Jarrett Value Centre into Jarrett Choices Hub – Notre Dame.
Opening of the Jarrett WISE Thrift Shoppe, 760 Notre Dame Ave. (WISE: A Work Integrated Social Enterprise)
Relocation of SIL/ISR Residents living at Harmony Place, 224 Elm St. into Apartments at 200 Ste Anne Road. SDS direction was to have residents out of semi-congregate setting at 224 Elm into their own apartments.
Purchase of Leslie Home, for the IRS Program.
Cambrian College terminated the lease of CWC Program as of March 31, 2019.
Purchase of 685 Notre Dame building for relocation of CWC Day Program for 39 attendees plus staff.
The Cec Woods Centre participants were accommodated into 2 separate buildings – 10 York St and 245 Mountain St, during the planning for 685 Notre Dame building. The two new sites were able to meet the needs of the participants.
Harmony Place located at 224 Elm St is sold, former clients were successfully placed into own apartments.
The Simulated Healthy Independent Living Opportunities (SHILO) Program finishes the school year 2019. Vacated space was used by some participants of the CWC Program at Mountain St. site.
SDS purchased the MCYS Westmount home from Child Care Resources.
SDS finalized the purchase of 685 Notre Dame with the Board’s Business Plan to have the option of 4 – 6 apartments (to address unfunded accommodation costs for ISR clients) in the upper floor and CWC Day Program on main floor.
COVID-19 Pandemic globally affected all SDS Operations. SDS actioned the Agency-pre and post pandemic measures on March 9, 2020.
SDS ensured total Compliance to all Government Legislation and Directives. SDS was in immediate full compliance.
Community Supported Employment Program was closed in summer 2020.
2020 - 2021
As a state of emergency was called to deal with Covid-19 Pandemic, SDS responded under the guidance and direction of the Ontario Public Health, Ministry of Children and Community Services and Public Health Unit Sudbury District, to ensure the safety of all clients and staff.
Sale of 685 Notre Dame Building closed on April 30, 2021.
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