Sudbury Developmental Services is a nonprofit agency that serves more than four hundred individuals with developmental disabilities in the Greater Sudbury and Sudbury East districts, and is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
In 1953, a group of proactive and progressive parents formed the Sudbury and District Association for Retarded Children, which is now known as Sudbury Developmental Services. The name change better reflects and focuses on who we are and the individuals we serve.
Our service provision consists of Community Participation Day Programs, Residential Services and Respite Care Services for individuals who are aged 18 and over.
The Agency has a volunteer Board of Directors of twelve (12) Members, an Executive Director and a Management team that oversees the daily operations. The staffing complement comprises more than 200 employees who work full-time, part-time, and casual hours.
Sudbury Developmental Services is committed to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and a Zero tolerance for Abuse, QAM Regulation 299/10.
A Transfer Payment Agency of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
All individuals with a developmental disability will live in an accessible, inclusive community in full citizenship.
Sudbury Developmental Services is a designated bilingual community-based agency that assists individuals with developmental disabilities as they pursue their maximum potential.
The individuals come first.
Their needs will be met with respect, compassion, and with accountability in both official languages.
Sudbury Developmental Services shall provide individualized supports and services that foster community integration, social inclusion, and choices, while guaranteeing individual rights.
Three SDS clients are outside after just picking strawberries.
For more information such as our most recent financial statement, procurement directives and other agency policies, please download and view the files below.
At Sudbury Developmental Services (SDS) we strive to ensure the people we support, our staff and our community are safe. That is why we continue to work hard to ensure implementation of the most preventative measures against COVID-19.