Mind Forward began providing services to the Mississauga community in March of 1992 through the Transitional Residence for Specialized Learning (TRSL) and Outreach/Day Programs.
In 1999, Mind Forward began the Assisted Living Program (previously called Life Long Living), consisting of our Conover, Britannia and Windsor Hill residences, housing multiple individuals with varying cognitive abilities.
Our PHD West location opened up in 2002, serving the hardest to serve in the province. Several individuals were repatriated from the United States with 9 placements at West and several others were accepted by our sister agency Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario (HIRO).
In 2008, Mind Forward began its seniors program, assisting Long Term Care teams in stabilizing responsive behaviors, allowing individuals to maintain their placements in the home and reducing antipsychotic medications.
In 2011 Mind Forward opened its second headquarters in Central West (Orangeville). Central West offers day programming, Case Management, Psychosocial groups and Caregiver services to all those affected in Dufferin County.
In 2012 the Support Independent Living (SIL) Program began with approximately 10 community clients with varying requirements of functional skills training (budgeting, medications, ect). The program has expanded exponentially over the years, allowing Mind Forward to assist more than three times the clientele since start up.
Most recently, in 2016, Mind Forward started the Halton Day Program. Finding that transportation and city boarders were hindering clients from participating in programming, Mind Forward has partnered with St. Lukes Community Centre, to provide a hub for clients to participate in groups, engage with members of the community and provide respite to their families and caregivers.
For more information, please see “Programs and Services” regarding the abovementioned programs.