The Canadian Association for Community Living is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.

Founded in 1958 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities who wanted supports and services within the community instead of in institutions, CACL has become one of Canada's ten largest charitable organizations, and has grown into a federation of 10 provincial and three territorial associations comprising of 420 local associations and over 40,000 members.

CACL works strategically with other disability rights organizations and, in particular, with People First of Canada.


Centre for Social Innovation, Canadian Association for Community Living
1 University Avenue, 3rd Floor
Toronto ON M5J 2P1