50 Years at KW Hab: Breaking down barriers

50 Years at KW Hab

50 Years at KW Hab: Breaking down barriers

Posted on: February 11th, 2021 by Margie McLean

We’re pleased to share this article written by Alex Kinsella for Communitech News.  Ann Bilodeau, executive director at KW Hab recently spoke with Alex about the history of KW Habilitation, our 50th anniversary, and our program KW Career Compass.  KWCC provides supports for people with barriers to employment while working with employers to create a […]

50 Years at KW Hab, the 1980s

Posted on: February 5th, 2021 by Margie McLean

The 1980s at KW Hab was a decade of growth and change.  We expanded our inclusive living services and the supports we were able to provide to people with developmental disabilities. Searching through our archives, we have managed to save more documents than in previous decades and it has exciting to see old newsletters with […]

50 Years at KW Hab, the 1970s

Posted on: January 22nd, 2021 by Margie McLean

In the 1970s in Ontario, it was common for people with developmental disabilities to live in institutions.  In fact, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services noted in 1976 that more than 10,000 people with developmental disabilities were provided with “residential care” in 16 facilities across the province.  The families that came together to […]

50 Years at KW Habilitation, our history before 1971.

Posted on: January 12th, 2021 by Margie McLean

Celebrating 50 years at KW Habilitation is an exciting accomplishment, but our history goes back even further than 1971.  We would not be able to properly honour our golden anniversary if we first didn’t mention the dedicated and hard-working group of parents who came together in the 1950s.  With concerns about their children’s needs, their […]