Family Memo

Dear Ongwanada Families: I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on this past year. A lot of sacrifices have been made to keep our loved ones safe and I have no doubt that you, like me, are happy to see some of the restrictions we have been living with being...

Memo to Families

Dear Ongwanada Families: We are happy to inform you about some changes that the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) released yesterday. Effective today, if you and your loved one are fully vaccinated, you no longer have to wear a mask during...

Memo to Families

Dear Ongwanada families: Further to my e-mail of June 17th, I wish to advise that overnight visits allowing supported individuals to spend time with families will be permitted effective Monday July 12; however, when the supported individual returns from such a visit...

Memo to Families

June 17, 2021| June 17 re: Vaccines and family visits Dear Ongwanada family members, I am pleased to inform you that, working closely with our Public Health Unit, we have secured additional Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to provide accelerated second doses for many...

Memo to Families

June 10, 2021| June 10 re: Roadmap to reopen Ontario Dear Ongwanada family members, As the Province enters step one of its Roadmap to Re-open, we are receiving a number of inquiries regarding what this means for the people we support and their families. Effective...

Memo to Families

May 20, 2021| May 20 re: MCCSS vision reform Dear Ongwanada family members, For the past year, the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services has sought input from people with developmental disabilities, families, service providers, and academics into the...