What’s New at Ongwanada

Memo to Families (January 15)

January 15, 2021| January 15 [PDF] re: COVID-19 vaccination   Dear Ongwanada family members:   I want to make you aware that we have been working very closely with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health to advocate for your loved ones to ensure that they receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.…

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Memo to Families (January 2)

January 2, 2021|January 2 [PDF] re: False Positive COVID-19 result     Dear Ongwanada family members:   Further to my memo of December 31 regarding a COVID-19 positive staff member, the result of a repeat test performed on the employee has returned negative.  Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit have classified the…

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Memo to the Families (December 31)

December 31, 2020|December 31 [PDF] re: Positive COVID-19 case   Dear Ongwanada family members, We wish to advise that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time we are working closely with the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit.  They have conducted contact tracing, have connected with anyone who…

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Memo to the Families (December 22)

December 22, 2020| December 22 [PDF] re: Ongwanada COVID-19 Procedures   Dear Ongwanada family members, The Premier of Ontario has recently announced a full lockdown of the province effective December 26, 2020.  As a result, Ongwanada’s day program and hydrotherapy program will close on December 24, 2020. For the health and well-being of all of…

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Announcement regarding Adult Protective Services

December 15, 2020 | Adult Protective Services Announcement [PDF] re: Adult Protective Services Adult Protective Services (APS) is a voluntary support program offering assistance to adults with a developmental disability living within their community. An Adult Protective Services Worker (APSW) provides advocacy, networking, case planning, and supportive counselling for these adults. Effective February 1, 2021,…

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Memo to Families (December 9)

December 9, 2020 | December 9, 2020 [PDF] re: Christmas Greeting   Dear Ongwanada family members, I want to take the opportunity this holiday season to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. 2020 has been quite the year, with the pandemic being announced some 270 days…

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Memo to Families (October 20)

October 20, 2020 | October 20, 2020 [PDF] re: Visitor Guidelines Dear Ongwanada family members, As we continue to manage our way through this ongoing pandemic, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to each of you for your continued patience and understanding with the various precautions and guidelines that we have put…

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Memo to Families (October 1)

October 1, 2020 | October 1, 2020 [PDF] re: Visitors Dear Ongwanada family members, As you may be aware, the province of Ontario has imposed visitor restrictions in long-term care homes in areas of the province identified as COVID-19 hotspots. To date, there have been no changes to visitor guidelines in developmental services, however with…

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Memo to Families (September 2)

September 2, 2020 | September 2, 2020 PDF re: Short-Term Outings Dear Ongwanada Family Members, Further easing of restrictions for individuals living in congregate care settings as communicated by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services allows supported individuals to leave the community residence premises with families for a short-stay absence or outing. Families…

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Ongwanada Annual Report 2019/2020

In 2019/20 Ongwanada provided supports and services to 544 unique individuals and their families. Many individuals residing with the organization or referred to the organization were supported by multiple services. Given the specialized nature of many of these services, referrals to Ongwanada came from a variety of referral sources and from across the length and…

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