Who We Are
Who We Are
Ingersoll Support Services provides individualized support to people in our community. By individualized we mean that our service is as uniquely designed as each person we support. We provide support to people who have been traditionally labeled developmentally disabled. Recognizing that each person is unique means that the idea of disability is marginalized rather than the person “with a disability” being marginalized. We recognize the inherent dignity and value in each human being and value unconditional positive regard for all..
The organization has existed in Ingersoll, Ontario (originally as Ingersoll Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Adults or ICDHA) for over 40 years. We are led by a community-based Board of Directors and are funded by charitable donations from the community, and the citizens of Ontario through transfer payments from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). Currently, we provide support to adults. We employ about 95 people in Ingersoll who provide support to approximately 50 people. We are part of a network of service providers in our local community, regionally, provincially and nationally.
Ingersoll Support Services is widely known as ISSI. The final “I” in our name stands for Inc., or incorporated. Incorporation has the common connotation of a legal company. However, to be incorporated primarily means to include, mix, blend, or join with other members of a collective. Ingersoll Support Services Inc. exists to form a common collective that intends to promote communities where all people can be included and incorporated as vital, contributing members.