Our History

New Visions Toronto has been involved in communities in the Toronto area since the early 1980’s. We believe that each person deserves the opportunity to live in and be part of their community. We encourage each person we support to be part of their community to their fullest potential. 

We received $25,000 funding from the Toronto LHIN to create a second respite location in another of our homes on Henry Lane Terrace.
Our Board of Directors approved a partnership with Delisle Youth Services that will support two people in our Scadding location.
We opened a respite location in one of Market Street homes to offer families still supporting their adult children at home some much needed respite.
We entered into partnership with a family and are providing staffing support for two brothers in their own residence in the Mount Pleasant and Davisville area.

The Board of Directors approved the purchase of a condominium on Scadding Avenue in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood.

In recognition of our outstanding support and commitment in the sport of Dragon Boat Racing, we received the 2005 Youth Spirit Challenge Award of Excellence.
Keeping the same name, we updated our logo to New Visions Toronto to emphasize our vision towards the future.
We updated our name to New Visions Toronto to reflect the growth of the individuals in our residences.
We opened six more residences in apartments located in the New Hibret Cooperative Homes, again in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood.

We were recognized for our contribution to the quality of life for people with disabilities with the City of Toronto's Access Award.

We opened another residence in the City of York, near Eglinton and Keele.
We opened a residence in North York, near Steeles and Leslie.
Ceci's Homes was incorporated as New Visions Homes for Children and Adolescents.
New Visions Toronto began life as Ceci's Homes for Children, in memory of Debra Cecile Heinrichs, affectionately known as Ceci to her family and friends. Building on their experience, Ceci's parents, Elfrieda and Vern Heinrichs, planned a program to assist other parents caring for children with severe disabilities. This was eventually made possible through the determination and love of many people and with the assistance of the Heinrichs Foundation.

The four original residences operated in Toronto's historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood and are part of the Cathedral Court Cooperative Homes.