In July of 2016, the Middlesex Community Living closed the doors of its sheltered workshop, the Mercantile Restaurant.

Although the business was well supported and offered a safe place for people to develop hospitality skills, an ideological struggle was brewing.

How was paying people a small training wage for years and years in line with its vision statement of recognizing the value of people and the importance of being included in their community? How was the restaurant championing inclusion when its workers were support staff and people supported?

Closing the sheltered workshop opened up possibilities for people supported by Middlesex Community Living This video shows where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we’re going. Best of all though, it shows you through the eyes of Brad. You’ll get to see and feel his story of individual success that highlights how to Brad moved from a life in service to a life in community.

Watch the video here
 

 



All About Community Living

[ All About Community Living ]

Middlesex Community Living is a not-for-profit charity that was started in 1965. We champion and advocate for the inclusion and citizenship of over 80 people right here in the Strathroy-Caradoc area.