What’s New at Ongwanada

Vaccination update

Ongwanada has had the opportunity to vaccinate many individuals with developmental disabilities, mostly from congregate care settings in the Kingston, Frontenac Lennox, and Addington region. We are fortunate to be hosting four additional clinics at our resource centre at the end of this month and the beginning of May. These four clinics were well received…

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people with developmental disabilities

Ongwanada, in partnership with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Public Health, will open the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ongwanada (191 Portsmouth Ave.) beginning the week of April 26 to adults in the region (Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington) with developmental disabilities that have yet to receive their vaccine. The clinics are scheduled to run on…

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Memo to Families (April 14)

April 14, 2021| April 14 re: Closures and enhanced precautions   Dear Ongwanada family members,   The Premier of Ontario recently announced a stay-at-home order. Shortly thereafter, on Monday, April 12, it was announced that elementary and secondary schools would remain closed to in-class learning indefinitely.  Further to this and with the number of COVID-19…

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people with developmental disabilities

Ongwanada, in partnership with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Public Health, will open the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ongwanada (191 Portsmouth Ave.) beginning on April 26 to people in the region (Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington) with developmental disabilities that have yet to receive their vaccine. In the coming days, we will provide a link…

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Change in pharmacy hours

Effective today (Monday, April 5), the pharmacy at Ongwanada will be open Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be closed on weekends. These changes will remain in place until further notice.

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Memo to Families (March 29)

March 29, 2021| March 29 re: COVID-19 visits   Dear Ongwanada family members,   With the third wave of the pandemic upon us, the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the province and variants of concern are becoming more prominent. We need to be ever more mindful about keeping the people we…

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Ongwanada hosts “pop-up” COVID-19 vaccine clinics for developmental service agencies in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

March 29, 2021 – Over the coming weeks, Ongwanada will be hosting pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the Ongwanada Resource Centre’s auditorium (191 Portsmouth Avenue). These clinics will be for individuals with developmental disabilities living in congregate care settings from various agencies in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, including Ongwanada, Community Living Kingston, Community Living…

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Memo to Families (March 22)

March 22, 2021| March 22 re: COVID-19 vaccines   Dear Ongwanada family members:   I am reaching out to provide you with information on COVID-19 vaccination for our supported individuals. As you may be aware, the vaccine roll-out priority is dictated mainly by the Province.  The Province determined that staff in broader health care settings…

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Memo to Families (February 10)

February 10, 2021|February 10 re: Gradual reopening   Dear Ongwanada family members,   As I am sure many of you are aware, the Premier announced the gradual reopening of the Province on Monday. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public health is one of three regions that has been placed into Green-Prevent level. Leeds Grenville…

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COVID-19 vaccine resources

February 8, 2021 |COVID-19 vaccine resources [PDF] re: COVID-19 vaccine resources   Ongwanada continues to work closely with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health to implement a vaccine roll-out for both supported individuals and staff. It is crucial that the people we support and our employees have the reliable information required to make…

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