Welcome to Ongwanada

Part of the Kingston Community for over 70 years

Part of the Kingston Community for over 70 years

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About Ongwanada

Who we are

A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada is dedicated to supporting people with developmental disabilities, with a particular focus on those with complex needs and their families so that they can lead full lives, effectively supported in their communities.

Following a servant-leadership philosophy, within the context of safety and responsibility to those we serve and serve with, and consistent with Ongwanada’s Code of Ethics, the organization is guided by its commitment to three core values: Support. Respect. Choices.

Support

We enact practices that will encourage personal growth, self-expression, and positive self-image within a supportive environment. We promote and nurture individual well-being, positive relationships, and active participation in community life.

Respect

We strive to facilitate empowerment through the promotion of continual growth, self-determination, and risk management. Within this context we recognize that individual rights will be balanced by personal and organizational responsibilities.

Choices

In our interactions, we will demonstrate respect for the individual, their ideas, choices, opinions, and differences. We will support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing opportunities for people to make informed decisions with the goal to increase quality of life.

Supports & Services

What are you looking for?

Specialized & Clinical Services

Ongwanada provides specialized clinical services and residential accommodation designed for adults with an intellectual disability, and complex behavioral /mental health needs to enable individuals to live successfully in the community. Clinical services include; Community Behavior Services, Psychological Services, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Nutrition Services.

Ongwanada Resource Centre Services

Ongwanada Resource Centre is home to various amenities, including a hydrotherapy pool, a snoezelen room, the Joseph Dominik Sensory Garden, and the Pharmacy. Ongwanada also is the host site for Queen’s Genomics Lab. Many of the amenities at Ongwanada can be utilized by the public.

Residential & Respite Services

Ongwanada offers various services; these include: Community residences providing 24-hour care, supported independent living providing support for people to live on their own, host family offering the option to live in a home with non-family caregivers, and respite services for adults and children, both in-home and out.

Community Services

Ongwanada provides community services designed to support people with a developmental disability to participate in their community. These include Kingston Community Participation Services offering group and individualized activities at two locations and Napanee Community Participation Services opening in January 2022, offering group and individualized activities.

Getting Started

How to access Ongwanada Services

Find out about intake at Ongwanada, passport funding, and the person-centered planning process.

Community Services

Together we can make a difference

At Ongwanada, we believe that community partnerships increase organizational impact. We are fortunate to have many partnerships including fellow developmental service agencies, Queen’s University, Lionhearts Inc., Rotary Club of Kingston, Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, and United Way KFL&A, to name a few.

We work closely with partner agencies not only in the region but across the province.

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Ways to support us

Your support will allow Ongwanada to continue to be a leader in providing person-centered clinically-focused supports and services in Eastern Ontario. Continually securing specialized resources allows us to continue to empower those with developmental disabilities to thrive in their communities.

There are many different ways to support Ongwanada, volunteering, donating, third-party fundraisers, legacy gifts, and more.

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Ways to support us

Your support will allow Ongwanada to continue to be a leader in providing person-centered clinically-focused supports and services in Eastern Ontario. Continually securing specialized resources allows us to continue to empower those with developmental disabilities to thrive in their communities.

There are many different ways to support Ongwanada, volunteering, donating, third-party fundraisers, legacy gifts, and more.