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Ongwanada has been a member of the community for more than 60 years. Our name, an Ojibwa term for "our home", is a fitting symbol for our vision, mission and values.

We support people with developmental disabilities and their families, respecting their rights, increasing their opportunities to make choices and decisions about the quality of their lives and responding to their changing needs.

A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada offers a wide range of individualized services and community supports to approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

Our funding comes primarily from the provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services and we are governed by a volunteer Board of Governors.

In January 2013, Ongwanada was granted Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, an independent organization which assesses the quality of service of health and developmental services organizations based on national standards of excellence.


Ongwanada Alerts
Ongwanada will update this webpage to advise you of any service interruptions (i.e. closures due to severe weather conditions, etc.).

If you access any of Ongwanada's programs or services, please check this page regularly as it will provide you with the most up-to-date information in regard to service interruptions.

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Ongwanada celebrates launch of eCIMS Phase 1
On October 8, 2015, Ongwanada held an Open House in partnership with Nucleuslabs to celebrate Phase 1 of the eCIMS project.

You may be wondering, "what is eCIMS"
The eCIMS Project is the deployment of an electronic client information management system to Ongwanada. It is being rolled out over a 12 month period and started this September 2015.

At its core, eCIMS will provide a cross-agency, cross-program unique person served record that everyone will work from. However, not everyone will see everything. User access is limited to the information you need to do your duties.

NucleusLabs has extensive experience in deploying electronic client record systems across Canada. Our team truly understands the work you do, how you do it and how a digital system will affect your day-to-day duties.

The focus of an electronic client record system will be to reduce the administrative time spent and ensure resources are concentrated on delivering services, not data entry.

As Ongwanada is a complex and large community services agency, NucleusLabs is rolling out in 3 distinct phases.

Stay tuned for more information

Picture includes (left to right): Scott Taylor (Nucleuslabs), Wade Durling, Executive Director (Ongwanada), and Shelley Gelineau, eCIMS Project Manager (Ongwanada) ... More

2014 Ongwanada Accessibility Plan
Click below to see Ongwanada's 5-year Plan

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