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Community Services - MICBA Forum Italia

MICBA Forum Italia Community Services Assistive Living Program funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, based in a 60 unit, non-profit housing residence. Our program offers essential supportive services to seniors 65 and over. Our services include: personal care services, basic housekeeping, social and recreational programs, in-house transportation services, case coordination, visiting clinician, foot care specialist, and mobile hairdresser, etc. The program is in operation 24/7/365 and is delivered by qualified Personal Support Workers free of charge to clients based on individual assessment. Our goal is to support seniors to live in their home, while providing needed supportive services to assist them to live independently with dignity and choice.

Our most recent project has been our extension of a Supports for Daily Living Program which took place in July 2009 into our adjacent apartment tower at 195 Forum Drive, located on our property. We have provided care to clients who have the greatest care needs and require 24/7/365 supports. Our focus is to keep them living independently at home.

Forum Italia’s ethnic diversity encourages many exciting opportunities to share and grow in knowledge and experience. We serve clients who are from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Our staff can speak English, French, Italian, Polish and Pilipino and are always culturally sensitive to the needs of all our clients.

Our Mission

We provide high quality personal and health care services to seniors in their own homes. We promote dignity, independence and community through our social, recreational and transportation programs.

Our Vision

Forum Italia Community Services envisions a future that is aspirational. Over the next few years FICS will:

  • Achieve a three-year accreditation status
  • Double its size in staff, budget and clients
  • Be a leader in the provision of cutting edge services to seniors

Our Values

We believe in/that:

  • Individual dignity, rights and responsibilities
  • A home-like environment that is safe, comfortable and caring
  • Individual well-being is enhanced by family and community
  • Diversity enriches all of us
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • We are all an integral part of meeting the needs of our clients
  • Continuous learning leads to excellence and innovation