For forty years, the Antigonish CACL has been a community mainstay, informing and uniting residents to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness. The Canadian Association for Community Living is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing residential and vocational programs for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Eleven staff currently run these programs for sixty local participants. With a diverse range of social enterprises in its portfolio, the list of professional services offered by CACL Antigonish Workshop continues to grow, as it expands into a new residence at the Antigonish Legion.
To date, the Antigonish CACL serves community needs through its wood shop, bakery, print shop, shredding and onsite laundry services. CACL Antigonish also offers a community lunch program, regular yoga classes and group walks to promote the importance of active and healthy living. Local business and community support propel CACL Antigonish forward in reaching its goals of making the community stronger and more inclusive for people of all abilities. CACL Antigonish celebrates entrepreneurship and the role of social enterprises in creating positive change which enriches the community.
The cafe, bakery, wood shop and print shop are open to the public during NAAW, 8:30 until 3:30 on weekdays.