Central West Specialized Developmental Services
Developmental Services

Providing specialized residential services, care and support to individuals over 18 years of age with developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors and mental health issues

residential services are located in a central administration and recreation building in downtown Oakville

operates eight homes in the communities of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Halton Hills and Georgetown

elected volunteer board of directors is responsible for the governance of the organization

Services for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities with a focus on complex needs

  • clinical services: individuals are served by a multidisciplinary team consisting of direct care counsellors and other professionals including physiotherapist, speech language pathologist and speech language assistant, occupational therapist, behaviour therapists, psychologists, nutritionist, nurse specialist, physician and psychiatrist
  • ongoing assessment, treatment and management

  • opportunities for basic life skill development, workshop activities and for some supported employment

  • a ten bed activity-based respite program for children and adults with complex needs

  • managing Halton Support Services

Day Services 
  • supports people with a developmental disability, including those with complex needs, to meet their community participation aspirations and desires as outlined in their Personal Support Plans
  • Individuals have a range of activities in which they can participate, including an on-site greenhouse, a laundry service that supports some of the community-based homes, swimming, landscaping, and supporting the Town of Oakville’s park clean-up program

Dual Diagnosis Service
  • provides consultation, comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, interpretation, on site support and follow up, mentoring and education/training

  • Dual Diagnosis Justice Coordinators support individuals through the criminal justice system and to ensure supports are in place to reintegrate into community life

    serve individuals 18 years old and up

    referrals can be made by the individual, family, service providers, courts, police or anyone involved with the individual

    individual’s consent must be obtained

Short Term Assessment and Treatment Environment (STATE)
  • for those with a dual diagnosis - assesses the individual and develops a treatment plan that will assist in integrating the individual back into their community

Central West Region Passport Agency (CWRPA)
  • administers program for adults with a developmental disability who have completed school and are seeking community participation supports

Central West Community Network of Specialized Care
  • working with community partners to develop, coordinate and streamline access to resources

Services and Programs:
  • Halton Support Services
  • Respite Services

53 Bond St
Oakville, ON
L6K 1L8
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Phone: 905-844-7864


For residential - not applicable;
For respite: age five years and up * otherwise services for adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities


Call the office or email hr@cwsds.ca




Fully Accessible


English; French;

Primary Contact Person

Lisa Cranstoun , Executive Coordinator

Areas Served

Halton Region; Peel Region; Dufferin County; Wellington County;

Agency Type

Non Profit