Community Living disABILITY Services

Programs for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS) offers a range of day and residential services aimed at providing adults with a mental disability the opportunity for independence in a community setting to the extent possible for each individual. CLDS supports that are potentially available include residential services, day services and related support services.

  • Residential Services - provide care and accommodation to assist adults with a mental disability to live in the community in their residential option of choice including a family home, independent living and residential care facilities.
  • Day Services - include supported employment and follow up services, services with a vocational focus and personal development services.
  • Support Services - include respite for caregivers, crisis intervention, and other supports required to individuals and families in need.
  • In Company of Friends Program - provides adults with a mental disability the opportunity to create and manage their own services through direct funding. The person receives assistance to make his/her own decisions from their support network of family and friends.

Must be a “vulnerable person” under The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act: “an adult living with a mental disability who is in need of assistance to meet his or her basic needs with regard to personal care or management of his or her property. A mental disability means significantly impaired intellectual functioning existing concurrently with impaired adaptive behaviour and manifested prior to the age of 18 years, but excludes mental disability due exclusively to a mental disorder as defined in section 1 of The Mental Health Act.

Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to remain and work in Canada on a permanent basis and resident of Manitoba.


Speak to a representative at a service location.