Become a Member

Supporting over 700 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability and their families since 1961.


A community that CELEBRATES inclusion and INSPIRES possibilities!


We are committed to supporting people with an intellectual disability to achieve their goals and dreams; empowering them to flourish as full citizens who are valued in their community.


$10 each Individual Membership (voting member)
$10 each Affiliate Membership (non voting member for staff of agencies)
$150 Corporate Membership (non voting for business partners)

Since 1961 Community Living Essex County, a not-for-profit charitable organization, has been committed to assisting people who have an intellectual disability and their families.

A unique and wonderful characteristic of our organization is its grass roots origin – families formed the Association and volunteer families continue to help influence our supports and services.

Past accomplishments, present successes, challenges and future goals have always been realized with broad support and involvement. We actively encourage and benefit from the input of family members, self advocates, volunteers, staff and community organizations and businesses.


A strong Community Living Essex County membership consists of people who believe in our philosophy, values, and mission – people who care about the work we do, outcomes for people we support and the future direction of our organization. Members can make a difference; influence the services we offer people in Essex County and be champions of inclusive practices and communities.

We are offering some new elements this year to individual, affiliate and corporate members including discounted registration to our major events, discounts at various Essex County businesses.


NEW for Individual, Affiliate and Corporate Members

  • Invitation to a Members ONLY BBQ event
  • Invitation to a Members ONLY online virtual event with Guest Speaker
  • Members ONLY Quarterly Raffle Draw for CLEC branded clothing etc.
  • Members ONLY discounts on event registration for Charity Golf Classic and Jingle Bell Run
  • Members ONLY discounts on CLEC branded clothing
  • Members ONLY discounts at a variety of Essex County businesses

PLUS- NEW for Corporate Members and Corporate discount partners

  • Your business will be highlighted on our public facing website.
  • Corporate discount partners highlighted on MEMBERS only web portal.
  • Engraved acrylic tabletop plaque for display at your place of business

Membership Makes A Difference.

Help our membership grow and remember Community Living means citizenship, inclusion, belonging and opportunities for all people!