The REACH Centre provides a programming for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are focused on skill acquisition to foster independence in whatever form that looks like for our participants. We offer a stimulating and fun program that is both educational and recreational. We provide a place where participants can experience true community and supportive friendships, while engaging in life-long learning to achieve their full potential.
The REACH Centre is a registered charitable organization and we have our own facility in the heart of downtown so destinations like the library, theatre, art galleries and coffee shops are all within walking distance!
The REACH Centre Grey Bruce is a registered charity CN#748721693RC0001. We serve exceptional youth & young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. We believe everyone has gifts to share and we embrace diversity!
Our inclusive approach focuses on fostering skill acquisition, independence and self advocacy.
As a local charity that receives no government funding, we rely on our community to be able to deliver quality programming. Everything you give goes 100% into program delivery.
See the different ways you can support REACH Centre below.
We are grateful for your support so we have made it as convenient for you to make a difference as possible. You can eTransfer a donation to email@example.com. Be sure to include your mailing address in the message box if you would like a tax receipt.
To make a difference by cheque, please make it payable to REACH Centre Grey/Bruce. You can drop it off and come in to say hi or mail it to the office at:
369 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1L5
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Where We Started…
The REACH Centre Grey/Bruce started the way many grassroots initiatives begin: with a conversation around someone’s kitchen table. A small group of parent leaders and community advocates explored their desire for something different for their adult children who experienced a variety of exceptionalities. Concepts like purposeful work, authentic friendships, ongoing educational opportunities, a place to celebrate individual strengths … all became part of the vision.
In July 2014, a summer recreational program known as REP was initiated as a pilot project by this group. By the fall of 2014, the group had expanded to a board of directors and started to put in place a permanent program incorporating their hopes and vision. In 2017, we became an accredited charity and we continue to raise the bar of abilities for our REACH Centre participants.
Where We Are Today…
Currently we offer four full days of programs in our own facility in downtown Owen Sound. We serve over 50 youth and adults who experience a diversity of challenges and strengths. Participants travel from Southampton, Wiarton, Meaford, Port Elgin, Sauble Beach, Chatsworth and beyond.
Participants help to co-create stimulating and varied programming, suited to their individual interests and needs. On any given day, a great deal of laughter and joy can be heard echoing from our programs as we are collectively learning and expanding together. Please click on our Programs for more details.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
Sponsor a Participant. Get Involved.
Your donation of $240 will sponsor one participant to attend the program one day per week for one month!