Community &
Residential Services

Adult Day Programming 

for Individuals with Diverse Abilities

About Us


BCRS is thrilled to announce that we have moved to a larger facility as of DEC 2017!  We will be having a 'Grand Re-Opening' OPEN HOUSE on Friday February 2, 2018 from 10am to 2pm.  Drop in for a tour of our new Day Program at 1255 Terwillegar Ave. Unit 9 Oshawa ON.

Our expansion also includes the opening of our first residential program being opened in February 2018 in Oshawa.  Information and referral process will be available at the OPEN HOUSE or by calling (905)240-2437 to schedule a pre- interview.

Come for our 'GRAND Re-OPENING' Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Friday February 2, 2018 at 11am 

Cake and Refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Welcome to Brodie!

Providing a nurturing and structured environment

for the diverse needs of exceptional people in our community.


(QAM) Quality Assurance Measurement

 This regulation is part of the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. It contains the rules that agencies and Developmental Services Ontario must follow. Quality assurance measures are rules that help agencies & Developmental Services Ontario provide high quality services & supports meeting set standards. 

Private agencies that do not receive government funding, such as ours, are not currently required or mandated to such review or compliance.  We here at Brodie are very excited to be recognized as QAM compliant, which means that we meet and exceed the Ministry's requirements to provide services to our clients.  

Social Media

The Brodie Bunch is Online

Our friends at Brodie are creating and communicating in a whole new!  Not only can you find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but on our blog too! 

Check us out!  Click the links below.

Who We Are

Programs & Services


The Day Program promotes a sense of accomplishment, body awareness and positive self-esteem.  The program structure is flexible and activities are tailored to the individual’s functional ability and interests.  Our Programs are broken down into specific ‘groups/areas of focus’ to ensure optimum participation and interest retention throughout.

We plan a variety of social, recreational and educational programs to meet the individual needs and interests of each client.  This includes the use of various trivia and word games, as well as visual matching and other sensory stimulating activities help to give our brains a mental workout.  Discussions, reminiscing, sing-a-longs, parties and other games provide lots of opportunities for socialization.  Our clients meet new people and are encouraged to foster new friendships.  Other activities include but are not limited to:

Arts & Crafts/Visual Arts  *  Horticulture Therapy/Gardening  *  Cooking & Baking  *  Aromatherapy  *  Pet Therapy  *  Intergenerational Activities  *  Music Therapy  *  Field Trips  *  Cultural Activities  *  News & Views  *  Exercise Therapy  *  Cognitive Exercises  *  Annual Family & Friends Events  *  Games/Puzzles  *  Math & Budgeting  * Birthday & Holiday Celebrations *  Socialization with Peers & Relationship Building  *  Sensory Integration  *  Media & Technology Activities


Various services can be provided to assist caregivers meet the unique needs of caring for individuals with disabilities.  These include but are not limited to:  

  • One on one support
  • Vocational training
  • Life skills training and support
  • Recreation and sports support
  • Travel training (using public transit)        

A Day in the Life

Morning Group

Our day begins by coming together to share stories about life experiences.  Some of our friends may bring in an item of interest to show the rest of the group.  We discuss our theme and activities planned for the day.  Followed up by a check up on the latest news & weather, and then a read of a few of our favourite comic strips.  Morning snack follows before we get on with our programming.

Life Skills

Life skills are integrated into every aspect of programming at Brodie CRS.  They include improving and/or maintaining a positive self image, good self regulation and constructive interpersonal skills.  Real world skills are improved through the use of math & language work, as well as manipulatives to keep fine motor skills in shape.  One week each month is dedicated to life skills programming, such as proper hygiene, money management and telephone skills.

Program Activities

There are two 1-hour blocks of program activities scheduled each day.  These activities are designed to be engaging, informative and interactive.  Each month a calendar goes out to the families, outlining upcoming themes and activities created with input by all group members.  Previous themes have included Crazy Comics, Radical Royals and Art in the Park.  Check out our Program Calendar to see upcoming themes and activities.  

Cooking Group

We take our cooking group very seriously here at Brodie.  Every other week we crack open our cookbooks and plan a meal for the following day.   We make our list, shop for supplies and share the tasks of preparing and cooking the food.  Our clients take pride in sharing the fruits of their labour in this communal meal.   

Out in the Community

Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall, Brodie members delight in getting out and about.  We take walks around the neighbourhood, visit local parks and businesses.  Longer outings and day trips are fun treats that we plan in advance.  This might include a trip the pool, the movies, a sporting event or the zoo.      

Pet Therapy

There are so many benefits to pet therapy!  They improve overall well-being, as well as help improve social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning. We have two furry friends: Boots, our resident cat and Shadow, our pet rabbit!  Clients don't just shower our pets with affection but help care for them too!

Intake Information

Intake Criteria

Adults (ages 18+) with physical and/or developmental disabilities, behavioral, psychological, and neurological impairments. Click here for a detailed list.

Intake Process

We welcome all inquiries about our services.  Referrals can be made by contacting us online by clicking DROP US A LINE at the bottom of this page under our contact information.  Or by telephone at (905) 240-2437.  

The applicant, family member and/or responsible person are then invited to visit Brodie CRS and meet the staff.  At this time, general information will be obtained about the needs of the applicant, their daily routine, activities they enjoy, in addition to providing a more detailed explanation of our program.  An appointment can be arranged by phone or email.

Setting a weekly schedule is important for various reasons.  Having a set routine not only provides some structure for the participant, but also enables you, the caregiver, to plan your activities.  In addition, the Center determines staffing based on the number of clients attending.  While we offer the option of either full days (3.5 hours or more) or half days (less than 3.5 hours), we recommend that clients attend at least two days a week. 

Referral Package

Click here for a printable Referral Package form.  

Completed referral forms can dropped off in person, emailed to or faxed to (905) 240-3437.


Brodie CRS does not offer private transportation services at this time.  Durham Region Transit Accessible Services offers door to door service on accessible buses for persons with disabilities  Click the link above for more information. 


In The News

Aug. 10, 2011

Our Team

Shawna Whelpdale

Executive Director

Cheryl Brodie-Dunlop

Program Director

Robyn Bate

Administrative Director

Being a Member of Team Brodie

Working at BRODIE CRS

Employment Opportunities

Brodie does not have any positions available at this time.  

Resumes received will be kept and held on file for 6 months.

Student Placements

We welcome student placements from post-secondary institutions.  We believe in supporting academic experience by offering real world application.  Contact us for more information. 


Volunteering can be such a rewarding experience, especially with the group here at Brodie!   Applicants are required to submit a Criminal Reference Check, Vulnerable Sector.  Contact us (below) for more information.   

Contact Us

Brodie Community & Residential Services

1255 Terwillegar Ave, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 7A5 Unit #9

(905) 240-2437


Mon - Thu: 9am - 3pm

Fri: 9am - 12pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

Drop us a line!