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Take Action to End Food Insecurity

How full is your fridge?

Canada’s Food Price Report, published by Dalhousie University, predicts a Canadian family of four will spend up to $1,065 more on food, to a total of up to $16,288, in 2023.

For context, annual income for a person who accesses the Ontario Disability Support Program to cover all their expenses, not just food, is roughly $14,736.

March is Nutrition Month in Canada. The 2023 theme is Unlock the Potential of Food. It focuses on the direct connection between food and health. And yet, Canada is experiencing some of the highest food price increases in 40 years. It’s unreasonable to expect people and families to rely on food banks. It’s unreasonable to expect people and families to go without.

As the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit states, “Household food insecurity is a serious public health issue that requires policy changes that work to improve the incomes of low-income households.” This would directly affect many of the community members who access Community Living Huntsville's services.

We invite you to join us in advocating for policies and programs that improve incomes and end poverty. Download and fill out our food security advocacy letter and send it to your municipal, provincial, and federal elected representatives as a call to action. Together, we can make a difference.


Suzanne Willett

Executive Director

Spotlight: Our Team

Launch a career as a champion of inclusion with Community Living Huntsville

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Are you looking for an exciting career that matters? Become a champion of choice and inclusion in a rewarding career with us!

Our team member, Tyler, had her pick of employers after she graduated from college. She shares why she is a passionate champion of inclusion for people with developmental disabilities – and why she chose to work with Community Living Huntsville.

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What's On

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Cheers, laughter and happy tears: Huntsville’s Got Talent 2023 packs sold-out Algonquin Theatre

After a three-year hiatus, Huntsville's Got Talent 2023 sparked cheers, laughter and happy tears in its return to a sold-out Algonquin Theatre.

Here's what happened, what the winner had to say, and how the event will have a lasting effect on community inclusion:

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‘Life had taught him to wear his shoes’

Huntsville's Got Talent 2023 raised a record-breaking $17,000 for Community Living Huntsville. Why does that matter?

Jennifer Jerrett, Community Engagement Specialist for Community Living Huntsville, shared with the sold-out crowd a story of how funds raised will make life-changing differences for people in our community:

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Did you know?

Become an Inclusive Landlord

Are you a North Muskoka landlord? We want to work with you! Becoming an inclusive landlord is the right choice for you, your tenants, and your community.

For people with disabilities to live as equally valued and thriving community members, they need access to one of the most basic human rights – housing. Let’s talk about how we can support you in opening doors to inclusive housing in our community.

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Upcoming Community Living Huntsville Events

September 14 — Golf Fore Inclusion Tournament

October 1 — Autumn Brunch

January 1 — Huntsville Polar Bear Dip

February 24 — Huntsville's Got Talent 2024

Ways to Give
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Community Living Huntsville must raise more than $150,000 annually through private donations, special fundraising events, and grants to sustain our programs.

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