What’s New at Ongwanada

Memo to Families (July 16)

July 16, 2021|July 16 re: Changes   July 16, 2021   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…

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Memo to Families (July 7)

July 7, 2021| July 7 re: Full vaccination   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 they will be required…

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2020 | 2021 Annual Report now available

On June 22, 2021, at Ongwanada’s 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the organization proudly released its Annual Report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The report highlights the organization’s achievements. It also celebrates the accomplishments of The Ongwanada Auxiliary, which decided to sunset its operations over the past year. We are forever grateful for the 68…

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Moving forward

June 24, 2021. As we continue to roll out second vaccine doses to individuals supported by Ongwanada, an increasing number of them will become considered immune to COVID-19 (fourteen days after receiving their second dose). With their immunity comes the ability to engage in activities that, up until now, were strongly discouraged. For example, when…

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Second dose appointments

Individuals who received their first COVID-19 vaccination at Ongwanada Resource Centre can rest assured that we are currently working to move second-dose appointments sooner than initially scheduled based on vaccine availability. We will be in contact with each individual once we can confirm new dates for the clinics. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Pharmacy closed for Canada Day weekend

Please note that the pharmacy at Ongwanada will be closed from July 1 through July 4, 2021, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, July 5, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

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Memo to Families (June 17)

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 individuals supported by Ongwanada and other developmental agencies in the Southeast Ontario region.…

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Memo to Families (June 10)

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 Monday June 14th we are re-opening our Crescent Centre day…

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Memo to Families (May 20)

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 government’s plan to reform and improve developmental services. This plan has just been released. The…

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