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Community Program

6-1621 McEwen Drive, Whitby ON L1N 9A5

Our Community Program is a day services that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays supporting individuals with disabilities build upon life skills and connect with their community.

Members will go on outings often using public transportation with support, participate in programs in-house as well as learn invaluable life skills such as ordering food at a restaurant or going shopping.

This program is suitable for you if you:

  • Can be safely supported in a 1:4 ratio or can provide a support person to attend with you
  • Enjoy group activities
  • Able to participate in a variety of programs and activities
  • Enjoy going out into the community and taking public transportation (with support)

This program is not suitable for you if you:

  • Require one to one assistance for most daily activities and cannot provide a support person to help with those needs
  • Have significant behavior issues
  • Dislike group activities or participating in groups
  • Cannot be safely supported in the community within a 1:4 ratio


1 staff to 4 participants

Languages supported in the program:


Program hours: 

Monday to Friday – 9am-4pm

There is a weeklong closure during camp at the end of August, a weeklong closure over the holidays between Christmas and New Years and closed on Statutory Holidays.


Year-round programming

Currently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays




Sunrise Developmental Support Services

Program Contact: 

Amber McKinley, Program Manager –

Intake Process:

We ask all participants to email or call the organization to arrange a tour/interview. Our Community Program runs in 3-month long sessions that participants can automatically re-enroll into without losing their space.


Sunrise Developmental Support Services

Sunrise is a registered charity founded in 1991 that provides supports and services for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities ages 15+.

The Day Program runs Monday-Friday from 9am until 4pm.
With a 1:4 ratio or better we offer unique, inclusive and versatile programming in a safe and supported environment.
Each weekday offers diverse programs that ensure engagement, skill development and opportunities for friendship and community engagement.
Our Day Program supports 16 permanent spots each day of the week and has an ongoing waitlist. We encourage families/guardians interested in our Day Program to complete the interview/tour process as early as possible to ensure they are on our waitlist.

The Community Program is a Day Service that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays out of Camp Samac and the Lake Vista Community Centre that aims to provide a link between individuals with disabilities and their community.
Hours of Operation 9am-4pm
Our Community Program includes structured programs and planned community outings that encourage the use of public transportation and develop skills around navigating the community safely while having fun.

The Recreation Program runs in the evenings and on weekends providing unique and interaction activities and events.
We offer a variety of events year-round that are inclusive and lots of fun!

Events Include;
– Dinner & Movie Nights
– Cabin Retreats
– Dances
– Bowling
– Pub Nights
– Art Workshops
– Cooking Classes
– Community Outings
– Musicals/Productions
– Camp Wabikon