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Community Living Out Loud

Community Living Mississauga

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Welcome to Community Living Out Loud, brought to you by Community Living Mississauga. On this podcast we celebrate the lives of people who have an intellectual disability and the incredible work being done to advocate for them and their families. Through conversations with experts, advocates, and individuals with lived experiences, we hope to inspire and educate listeners on the importance of building strong, supportive communities. Founded in 1955, Community Living Mississauga is a non-prof ...
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The Lorne Park neighbourhood in Mississauga, Ontario is a wonderful place to live. Each episode, host Anuja Pereira interviews a difference maker from the community, who is helping make here such an incredible place to live. Tune in to hear the stories behind the people making up the fantastic communities of Lorne Park, Port Credit, Clarkson and the surrounding areas.
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All children deserve the opportunity to play, grow, and learn alongside their peers in a supportive and inclusive environment. It not only benefits children with special needs but helps foster a community that reflects the diversity of society. In today's episode of Community Living Out Loud, host Peter Reynolds and guests Lisa Fantauzzi and Maria …
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The opportunity for meaningful social, recreational and leisure activities is important in anyone's life. But perhaps more important, is the ability for people to choose those activities themselves. In this episode of Community Living Out Loud, host Peter Reynolds speaks with Steve Farstad, Day Support Manager at Community Living Mississauga, about…
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Community Living Out Loud! We can't thank you enough for supporting our podcast, and we look forward to bringing you more interviews and stories next year as we continue to celebrate the lives of people who have an intellectual disability. Let's get loud over the holidays - together. You can also watch this episode …
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Some people work to live, others live to work. But what could be better than doing a job that you love for a cause you believe in? In this episode, host Peter Reynolds is joined by Noor Mufti, Director of People and Culture at Community Living Mississauga to discuss the organization's work and the employees who contribute to its success. Noor also …
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In this episode, host Peter Reynolds explores the importance of personal outcome measures in supporting persons with intellectual disabilities. Peter is joined by Nicole Farrell, manager of the Outcome Support Team at Community Living Mississauga and Jessica Portelance, who is not only supported by Community Living Mississauga, she is also a Commun…
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Hiring people who have intellectual disabilities is more than just "the right thing to do", it makes good business sense. Join host Peter Reynolds as he speaks with Marissa Marr, Manager of Career Connections at Community Living Mississauga, and April McKay, Director of Human Resources at TruEarth about the benefits of hiring inclusively, which lea…
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Imran Hasan has served in a wide range of service positions in various organizations across Mississauga. In this episode, we discuss the ways that Peel Crime Stoppers has evolved, and the extensive work they are doing across Peel Region. Information from the Episode Peel Crime Stoppers Website Connect with Imran: ihasan@tsoc.com Recent Events 3rd A…
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Join Host Peter Reynolds as he chats with Mary Dillon, Community Recreation Liaison at Community Living Mississauga about their Summer Teen Activity Program. Peter also welcomes Durrell Martin, a parent whose son participated in the program, and whose daughter volunteered there. Durrell shares his personal journey with Community Living Mississauga …
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Stephen Dasko is a lifelong resident of the South Mississauga community and has witnessed decades of change in the area. He was first elected as the Ward 1 Councillor in 2018 and again in the last election. Stephen has also been a long-time volunteer in the community and is a proud member of such organizations as the Army Navy Airforce Veterans Clu…
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Volunteering is more than just helping others; there are tremendous benefits to the volunteers themselves. In this episode, Peter speaks with Deb Walsh, Manager of Volunteer Services at Community Living Mississauga and Mark Overton, Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Principal of Student Services at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), a…
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Community Living Out Loud is a podcast that celebrates the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and the advocacy work done on their behalf. In this first episode, host Peter Reynolds talks with Laura Sluce, CPA and partner at Ernst & Young, and Keith Tansley, Executive Director of Community Living Mississauga. They delve into what the org…
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Come celebrate the lives of people who have an intellectual disability and the incredible work being done to advocate for them and their families with Community Out Loud, a podcast presented by the Community Living Mississauga. Join us for inspiring stories and practical resources to help person’s with intellectual disabilities live independently i…
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As a Past President and the current Convener of the First Shift Program with the Lorne Park Clarkson Hockey Association, Shawn Sandink knows a thing or two about one of Canada’s favourite sports. With three sons and a wife all involved in the program - they are the epitome of what is called a “Hockey Family”. In this episode, I chat with Shawn abou…
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I am so excited to be starting off with the first episode of the year with one of the people who inspired me most in 2022. Shillann Rodrigues-Pena is a Clarkson resident, mother of 3 and in the eyes of myself and many others - a bit of a superwoman. Her incredible 8 year old daughter Rian was born with a rare condition called AADC Deficiency and th…
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When Bruce McIntosh’s son was diagnosed with Autism at a young age, their young family quickly learned the challenges with navigating the system to receive appropriate treatment for their son. With his background in government, Bruce was well armed to join the informal network of parents facing similar battles. Soon after, the Ontario Autism Coalit…
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If you are a Mississauga woman in business - Christine Hull is a name you should know. In addition to being owner of her own enterprise geared at supporting other companies - she founded two organizations that continue to change the experience of Mississauga women. She started the Mississauga & Area Women in Business Network as well as reviving and…
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Massimo Capra is known for his iconic moustache, delivering delicious Italian food and being a celebrity chef with incredible personality. Capra's Kitchen in Clarkson is a staple in the Mississauga restaurant scene and in this kickoff episode of Season 2, I chat with Chef Capra about his start in the industry, his favourite (secret) junk food indul…
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In 2014, local resident JT Wahlberg hit bottom with his drinking behaviours. Emerging from a hospital, he was determined to make a change in his life. He has not had a drink since that time and wrote about his experiences in a memoir called “I Forgot to Stay Sober” which is available as an audiobook or hard copy online and in bookstores. In this ep…
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With a background in management consulting and previous not-for-profit governance, Mike Giguere was a perfect fit to become the Chair of the Compass Food Bank and Outreach Centre. In today’s episode, we sit down to talk about his experiences in the role, the move to the new location, and the role of the Compass in this community. Information from t…
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Nancy Milton has lived in Lorne Park with her family for 17 years and has always had a passion for helping others. In the Fall of 2019, after seeing an online post seeking items for a woman moving from shelter to home - Nancy jumped into action. This act has now flourished into an incredible program called The Fresh Project. In just a short time, a…
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For many, the idea of having a successful business while creating positive impact is a dream scenario. For the staff at Options Mississauga - that is the dream they have turned into reality. From the outside, Options looks like a great printing store providing excellent customer service. However, what some may not see is that there is much more to …
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With the power of some tweets, and a few steps in between - Helen Filipe took her admiration for Oprah Winfrey to the next level - eventually meeting her idol and becoming an official ambassador for the Oprah Winfrey Network. With a background in education, a thriving new local business (Azul Educational Services) and a commitment to serving the pe…
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One part flannel, one part well-groomed beard and ALL personality - Louie J. Manzo has become an icon for small business owners in Mississauga. Upon a deeper look - this founder, owner and operator of CABIN: Barber and Gentlemen Supply Shop - is revealed as a lifelong entrepreneur, risk taker and a person dedicated to creating a sense of community …
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Today’s episode is all about the hustle. Marina V.K., in just her early 30s - is the incredible business mind behind Cadmen Barbershop. Starting from very little - her business acumen, coupled with the talent of her husband and partner Francis, has allowed them to attract and sustain other talented stylists and are now the go-to upscale barbershop …
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When thinking about how to kick off this podcast for 2022 - I cannot imagine a more appropriate guest than Matthew Douglas. His words inspire people to see differently, live more fully and see others in a different light. He is more than just a family man and the Lead Pastor of the Westedge Community Church. He is a mentor to many, a hugely talente…
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There is no question that one of real estate’s most recognizable symbols is the red, white and blue of the RE/MAX balloon. For Jodi Gilmour, it’s a symbol that has defined much of her life - first as a child of one of the city’s most prominent realtors - and as an adult as an agent and now co-owner of one of South Mississauga’s successful brokerage…
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There is no doubt that Battaglia’s Marketplace is one of the significant icons when anyone thinks of Lorne Park. On today’s episode, I sit down with owner Frank Battaglia to talk about the store’s opening in 2001, his approach to leadership and how they maintain their loyal customer base. This episode's Lorne Park Local Legends - The Residents of C…
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Welcome to the Lorne Park Living Podcast! Do you know someone from South Mississauga who would make a great guest on the show? Send your suggestion to lorneparkliving@gmail.com. Also, make sure to subscribe, rate and review! Do you know someone from South Mississauga who would make a great guest on the show? Send your suggestion to anuja@anujaperei…
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Growing up, many of us had that one teacher that we just could not wait to be in class with - that teacher that other kids told stories about and who we would excitedly wait to have as our very own. For many Lorne Park Public School students, that person is Grade 5 Teacher and Librarian Matt Shchukovsky - also known as Mr. S. Known for being funny,…
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For a lot of Lorne Park residents, Tony Morra is their go-to hair stylist when wanting to look and feel great. This owner of Tony Morra's Hair & Spa has recently played out his lifelong dream of owning a pizzeria. In today’s episode, I get to learn about his training under some of the greats, some of his favourite memories of travelling the world f…
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