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Who we are

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 managed by a volunteer Board of Governors.

To view the current list of Board of Governors click here to see full organization chart which includes list of Board members.

Our programs and services are delivered at three main sites in Kingston, more than 20 community residences as well as other homes and offices in the region. In addition to residential options, some services include Day Support, Vocational and Life Skills Training, Medical Services, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Respite Care, Community Behavioural Services and Adult Protective Services.

Research is also important to Ongwanada. We are affiliated with Queen's University and collaborate internationally in research to enhance the understanding and improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ongwanada Video
Ongwanada has released a video to promote its programs and services. The video was produced by Viva Productions in 2012.

To view the full-length feature please click here.

To view the condensed video please click here.

Ongwanada is Accredited with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. See full report attached below.

2017-2020 Accreditation Standing Report

ALERTS

Hydrotherapy Pool Closed until further notice
Effective October 24, 2017, Ongwanadas Hydrotherapy Pool will be temporarily closed while the pools dehumidification and heating system is being replaced. We understand how important the therapeutic benefits of our pool is to our users and apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure causes. Please check Ongwanadas website, Facebook, and/or Twitter, for future announcements regarding the pools re-open date. ... More

WHATS NEW

Hydrotherapy Pool Closed until further notice
Effective October 24, 2017, Ongwanadas Hydrotherapy Pool will be temporarily closed while the pools dehumidification and heating system is being replaced. We understand how important the therapeutic benefits of our pool is to our users and apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure causes. Please check Ongwanadas website, Facebook, and/or Twitter, for future announcements regarding the pools re-open date. ... More

2017-2018 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach

September, 2017

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2018-2019 Kingston Internship Consortium Brochure
Please note: This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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Horizon - Summer 2017
The summer 2017 edition of the Horizon is now available. Read it today!

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2016|2017 Annual Report
Keeping Vision 2020's Momentum Going

Click below to view Ongwanada's 2016-2017 Annual Report or stop by our Resource Centre to pick up a copy.

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