"A belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live at the crest of life and never walk alone" brought the following individuals together, who formed the first Board of Directors: Ruth Bacon-Brough (Founder), Carolyn Garbett, Douglas Lines, Nelson Scheifele, Wilfred Schlegel, Janet Stewart, Kurt Wagner. Crest Support Services was incorporated on September 24, 1971.
When Ruth Bacon-Brough first founded Crest her vision was to create a setting in which those who chose to live here experienced closeness to nature, independence, opportunities to work, and a sense of family. Over time, these foundational goals haven't changed. Forty-five years later, we understand even more deeply how important it is for all of us to be connected to the environment, experience a sense of autonomy, know the dignity of work, and be an integral part of our community of family and friends.
Everyday at Crest, we focus on these important goals that all of us share. For our Board, Management and Direct Support Professionals our priority is to ensure that the highest quality of services are provided to those who access them.
Crest Support Services is unique in that it is funded by two ministries. Funding for people supported primarily because of development needs comes from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Funding for people supported primarily because of mental health needs comes from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the South West Local Health Integration Network (SWLHIN).
For more than 40 years, Crest Support Services has provided supports and services to individuals with a developmental and/or mental health disability.
Crest Support Services is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. Crest Support Services promotes employment equity and encourages women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability, and members of visible minority groups to apply.
Crest Support Services is committed to developing inclusive, barrier free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization’s representative of our need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
We support adults with a serious mental illness and / or developmental disability by providing quality services that foster personal growth and participation as full citizens in their communities