Superior Greenstone Association for Community Living (SGACL) is a non-profit, social services agency that provides residential and community supports to adults with an intellectual disability. We have a large catchment area that is divided up into two districts, the Northshore District from Dorion to White River and the Greenstone District from Nipigon to Longlac.
Services were once provided by three separate organizations located in Marathon, Nipigon and Geraldton. The Marathon and Nipigon organizations merged services early on and eventually amalgamated with Geraldton in the year 2000.
Residential supports were once provided in a 24-hour institution with shared living space. The Developmental Services Act was a turning point in the evolution of Ontario's system of developmental services. It marked the beginning of the shift to a new way of providing services and supports to people with a developmental disability, one which focused on greater independence, social inclusion and personal choice. In 2009, Ontario closed the doors to the last remaining institutions.
Today, a variety of living arrangements and support models are provided through SGACL which enhance all aspects of community living. We are passionate about being a part of the community and we believe everyone has the right to citizenship and a personally rewarding life.