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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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CU-15-10 Casual Program Facilitator(s)
Day Program at the Ongwanada Resource Centre
Dates of Vacancy: April 2015
Closing Date: April 4, 2015 ... More

CU-15-07 Full Time Maintenance Mechanic
Various Community Residences
Dates of Vacancy: May 19, 2015
Closing Date: April 4, 2015 ... More

Auxiliary Easter Bake Sale
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Ongwanada Atrium, 191 Portsmouth Ave

Donation of baked goods will be appreciated and accepted at Ongwanada's Cafeteria and Gift Shop on March 31 or before 9:00 a.m. on April 1. ... More

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

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Provide Respite Care
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Become a Home Share Provider
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