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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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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Memo to Families (July 28)

July 28 2020 | Memo to Families PDF re: New Visitor Guidelines Dear Ongwanada families: As referenced in my correspondence of July 16, 2020 the Ministry of Children and Community Social Services has modified congregate living visitor guidelines to allow visits indoors and essential overnight visits for supported individuals. All visits will continue to be…

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Memo to Families (July 16)

July 16 2020 | Memo to Families PDF Dear Ongwanada Family Members, As the province of Ontario moves forward with Stage 3 of reopening this week, we have had many inquiries about what this means for Ongwanada’s programs and services. We understand this interest and the desire to bring back some normalcy to all our…

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Memo to Families (May 19)

May 19, 2020 | Memo to Families [PDF] Dear Ongwanada families, As the province of Ontario begins the process of re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that you are likely wondering when Ongwanada will begin reopening its services. While I would love to be able to give you a definitive answer, the reality is…

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Memo to Families (April 22)

April 22, 2020 | Memo to Families [PDF] Dear Ongwanada family members, It has now been several weeks since we first implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the Ongwanada community; measures that, to date, have been successful. We also realize that many of you have questions about what we’ve been doing since…

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Memo To Families (April 1)

April 1, 2020 | Memo to Families [PDF] April 1, 2020 Dear Ongwanada Family Members, As the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does Ongwanada’s approach to addressing this global crisis. We continue to be in close communication with provincial and local health authorities and are following their recommendations and advice in…

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Memo to Families

March 17, 2020 | COVID-19 MEMO TO FAMILIES [Full Text Below] TO: Ongwanada Family Members FROM: Alastair Lamb, Chief Executive Officer DATE: March 17, 2020 RE: COVID-19 I’m certain during this continually evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, that you have many questions and concerns with regards to Ongwanada’s actions to ensure the health and…

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