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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Memo to Families (February 4)

February 4, 2021| February 4 [PDF] re: COVID-19 vaccination     Dear Ongwanada family members:     Please be aware that we continue to work 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.  We…

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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 (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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For your participation: Family survey on the impact of COVID-19

Ongwanada is committed to doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of people with developmental disabilities and those who support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been asked by a partnership of Ontario’s developmental service agencies called the Sector Pandemic Plan Initiative for assistance in understanding needs, advocating for resources and…

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