Personal Choice Independent Living/Choix personnel vie autonome (PCIL/CPVA) originated in 1974 thanks to the vision of a committed social worker working at one of the local hospitals. Concerned with the lack of housing alternatives for young adults with physical life challenges, she brought together a group of community leaders from different walks of life to create a group home based on the principles of independent living and social integration. With support from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, they created a non profit corporation called CORDI, the Carleton-Ottawa Residence for Disabled Inc. In December 1975, the Pullen Avenue Group Home opened its doors.
Today, PCIL/CPVA operates the following:
The Attendant Services Program provides services and housing for persons with physical disabilities.
The Assisted Living Services Program for High Risk Seniors in the community.
Self owned 11 Residential Rental Units at 1604 Pullen Avenue for persons with physical disabilities in need of attendant care.