Our History

Vaughan In Action Community Program opens with programming for adults with developmental disabilities bringing them opportunities to live fully in the community.  
Serving the whole family
Established Parents’ Nights that feature guest speakers presenting topics that help for parents and caregivers manage the realities of caring for adult children with developmental disabilities at home.
Providing community connections
Participants are integrated into the community through partnerships with the organizations like York Regional Police, Renior Retirement Residence, and the YMCA Employment and Community Programs.  Each partnership provides on-site and off-site programming that provides the building of deeper life skills such as pedestrian and online safety, job preparation, and more.
Celebrating family
Off-site social events invite participants and their family members to celebrate holidays and seasons to instill that it takes a “village” to provide support for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Name changes to Clarico Place of York Region
Our programming promotes choice, voice and control so individuals with developmental disabilities can shine in our community.
Clarico Place of York Region (Clarico Place) is uniquely positioned as a non-government charitable organization with the flexibility to respond to the unique needs of our participants with developmental disabilities, as well as supporting families and caregivers, with individualized attention.  
Established in 1996 as Vaughan in Action Community Program Inc., we changed our name in 2017 to Clarico Place of York Region – clarico meaning shine in Latin – to better reflect the multifaceted programming and geographic reach across York Region that we have built over our history.
“Our name change was a year-in-the-making as the first step in implementing our new strategic direction,” explains Megan Thomas, Executive Director.  “Rebranding this amazing organization is our opportunity to further promote inclusion and ability, and the building of better lives for individuals with developmental disabilities in York Region and beyond.”
Our mission remains the same – deliver quality programming to participants through inclusive activities that lead to personal growth and independence.
Clarico Place is where inclusion and ability build better lives.

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