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. 

2013
We received $25,000 funding from the Toronto LHIN to create a second respite location in another of our homes on Henry Lane Terrace.
2012
Our Board of Directors approved a partnership with Delisle Youth Services that will support two people in our Scadding location.
2009
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.
2006
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.

2005
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.
2004
Keeping the same name, we updated our logo to New Visions Toronto to emphasize our vision towards the future.
1998
We updated our name to New Visions Toronto to reflect the growth of the individuals in our residences.
1997
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.

1992
We opened another residence in the City of York, near Eglinton and Keele.
1991
We opened a residence in North York, near Steeles and Leslie.
1986
Ceci's Homes was incorporated as New Visions Homes for Children and Adolescents.
1980
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.