Re: COVID-19 Update March 19, 2020

Updated Announcement Re: COVID – 19 March 19, 2020

Rygiel is entrusted with the responsibility of supporting more than 200 individuals. Their safety and wellbeing and that of their loved ones and staff are of utmost importance. It is important to know that we do not have any reported cases in the agency including people supported and staff.

We have been monitoring the communications and developments of this novel virus and taking precautionary measures. Safety measures are updated daily.
As of today – March 19, 2020, the following measures are in place:

  • All Community Participation Programs are suspended
  • All respite services are suspended
  • There are to be no visitors to any of the agency premises except for essential services (eg: health care professional)
  • There are no outings except for walks as per guidance to staff (only with room mates and staff)
  • All staff and people supported, are regularly screened and action taken if there is any indication of exposure or potential illness or if anyone in their personal homes has been advised to self-isolate by a health care professional.
  • All in person meetings and training events are postponed.

Our Administration staff are rotating days in the office and days working remotely. This is to reduce the number of people at that site at one time. All are available through normal means (calling the agency, email the person directly

Our Senior Management Team meet daily to review matters and make changes as needed. Our Coordinator Team joins us when possible and is working closely with each of their homes to support the needs of both individuals in service and our Support Staff. We are committed to updating our plans to be as responsive as we can to those we serve, our valued staff and the broader community.
All business practices are continuing.

For more information on COVID-19, we encourage you to stay informed by regularly visiting the Hamilton Region Public Health website at

We are regularly reviewing the information from the World Health Organization, Public Health and other relevant sources and updating our precautionary measures and emergency preparedness plans daily and informing and supporting our staff in this process.

Should you have questions, please contact one of the following: Angela Sherman, Manager of Residential Services 905-525-4747 ext. 220 or Paula Barrett, Manager of Resource Planning and Coordination 905-525-4747 ext. 214 or Donna Marcaccio, Executive Director 905-525-4747 ext. 203.

We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you



Spring Fundraising Event

Our Pasta Dinner fundraiser scheduled for April 22, 2020 has been postponed until September 23, 2020.




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Our Story – Their Future


RYGIEL Supports for Community Living provides support to people who have a developmental disability and other handicapping conditions. The services provided are determined by each person’s individual needs and these services will enhance the opportunity for the person to be a fulfilled, participatory member of his/her community. Each person we serve is supported by family, friends and staff to describe their lifestyle dreams and the needs they have. A process known as a Personal Lifestyle Plan is then developed and clear goals are identified. It is our job to help the person, through appropriate assistance, address their needs and work towards realizing the goals. The Agency’s Vision and Mission provide us with a clear direction for our endeavours undertaken on behalf of the people we serve. We continue to provide a variety of supports to people. This may be twenty-four hour accommodation support, semi-independent living support, ongoing short-term assistance through various respite programs, family in-home support, assistance to families with special services at-home contracts, individualized funding contracts, as well as providing support to people in work, volunteer, business, leisure and recreational endeavours. This integrated model of service is driven by the individual’s desires, dreams and needs and carries the potential for a fulfilled life.





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