Simaril Inc. opened its doors in 1987 as part of the Welcome Home program which was developed to assist people living at the Manitoba Developmental Centre to move from the institution into the community. Three people were welcomed into their new home in the St. Vital area in February of that year. In January 1988, and then again in March 1989, two more homes were opened in the same area. And so began the Community Residential Program. People supported by this service receive 24 hour supports to live and participate in the community.
Over the past 35 years the Simaril community has evolved its person-centred model, but the essence of this original philosophy of family atmosphere is still present in the close-knit atmosphere and the ability of each person to get to know everyone else receiving supports. Simaril looks forward to supporting more people to live and thrive as inclusive members of the community with the goal to expand services and opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities.