Valoris supports and helps developmentally disabled adults, and contributes to their physical, social and emotional well-being.

The aim of our adult development program is to promote adult integration into society so that the adults can live with pride, regain their dignity and enjoy the benefits of their community while becoming fully contributing members.

Services include:

  • residential services, including home sharer residences, supervised apartments and group homes;
  • jobs in partnership with Groupe Convex;
  • clinical services, including references for psychological assessments;
  • needs assessments for adults as well as individual planning;
  • recreational and socio-cultural activities;
  • volunteer work;
  • protection services.

Services and Support

DSO Eastern Ontario

SOPDI en logoDevelopmental Services Ontario (DSO) is an organism funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services whose mission is to help adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine agencies across Ontario to serve you, including the DSO Eastern Ontario wich provides services to residents of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell.
DSO staff is available to help you or someone you care for to connect with available services, such as:
  • residential supports;
  • caregiver respite;
  • community participation supports (like recreation, volunteering, employment, or in-home supports);
  • professional and specialized services;
  • person-directed planning;
  • and other supports to help people with developmental disabilities become more involved in their communities.
For more information, please visit the DSO Eastern Ontario website, or the DSO Eastern Region section.

Passport Funding

If you have received Passport funding, enjoy peace of mind by purchasing your services from a qualified and experienced agency. At Valoris, we offer multiple services to adults with intellectual disabilities and to their families.

  • Various types of respite services to help you maintain a balanced lifestyle, including our respite home in Rockland.
  • Skills development to assist in finding employment.
  • Accompany adult to outings, community activities and courses.
  • Assist in creating a plan of care based on your needs.
  • Personal development in order to accomplish daily tasks more autonomously.

A service tailored to YOUR needs! For more information regarding our services and our rates, please contact us at 1 800 675. 6168.

People First Movement

Mouvement personne dabord logo bilingueThe People First Movement sees to the rights of its members, encourages them to be accountable and responsible in order to gain further independence. The members, who live with daily challenges in their personal and social lives, meet on a monthly basis in order to share, support and offer advice to one another as well as partake in workshops.

In Hawkesbury, the group consists of 30 members and is supported by an executive committee; Ms. Amanda Vernier, president, Ms. Véronique Descotes, vice-president and Ms. Jennifer Cyr, treasurer. Workshops are held by Josée Yeon and Stéphanie Houle from Valoris.

The Rockland group is composed of 24 members and an executive committee; Ms. Erin Power, president, Mr. Patrick Danis, vice-president,  Mr. Peter Deevey, secretary and Mr. Réjean Villeneuve, treasurer. Workshops are held by Ms. Lyne Deslauriers and Josée DeRepentigny from Valoris.

Groupe Convex

Groupe Convex logoThe mission of Groupe Convex is to generate meaningfull jobs, through business projects, for Prescott-Russell's residents who face employment challenges.

Groupe Convex currently has nine social enterprises across Prescott-Russell. They are: Hawkesbury Antiques, Café Le Plateau, Café Entre 2 barreaux, Prescott-Russell Packaging, Express Net, Gold & Spices, The Harvesters, Woodshop Casselman and Recycle-Action.

For career opportunities or for more information, consult Groupe Convex' website.

Registered disability savings plan (RDSP)

A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit. (CRA)

To find out more about the RDSP, please consult the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell

Since its inauguration in 1983, the Employment Services Centre has become Eastern Ontario's leader in employability. The Centre offers Prescott-Russell job seekers and businesses free bilingual services, which are tailored to their employment needs.

For more information, please visit Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell's website.

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL)

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a group of families, people with intellectual disabilites and supporters working together to ensure that all people:
  • have the same rights and access to choice, services and supports as all other persons;
  • have the same opportunities as others to live in freedom and dignity, and have the needed supports to do so;
  • are able to articulate and realize their aspirations and their rights.
To advance this mission, CACL
  • Provides leadership for the issue of inclusion, advocating for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and helping Canadians and communities build an inclusive country.
  • Promotes awareness about inclusion and provides the tools for making classrooms, workplaces and communities more inclusive.
  • Fosters leadership of families in the community living movement and supports efforts on behalf of all people with intellectual disabilities through local and provincial/territorial Associations for Community Living and grassroots networks.
  • Leads community change through partnerships like the Community Inclusion Initiative, a program that strengthens the capacity of communities to include and support people with intellectual disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.
  • Puts research and knowledge to work to inform, lead and support efforts to advance rights and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in Canada and around the world.
Find out more the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) website.

Community Living Ontario

Ont ass community livingCommunity Living Ontario is a non-profit, provincial association that advocates for people who have an intellectual disability to be fully included in all aspects of community life.The goal of Community Living Ontario is that all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community, and have the opportunity to participate effectively.

Community Living Ontario envisions a society where people who have an intellectual disability belong and feel respected. This means that people who have an intellectual disability:

  • live in neighbourhoods of choice
  • go to neighbourhood schools
  • work at real jobs for real pay
  • participate and contribute through volunteer, recreation and leisure activities
  • are valued citizens

As a provincial association Community Living Ontario has over 12,000 members across the province and represents 117 local Community Living associations across Ontario, such as Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell, who support children and/or adults to live, learn, work in the community; help communities welcome and include people; and advocate for changes so that people have better community lives.

To find out more, please visit the Community Living Ontario website.