Strategic Plan: Vision 2020

Vision 2020 was created after months of research, planning meetings, and consultation with seven focus groups along with several one-on-one interviews and online input from more than 130 individuals supported, families, staff, and partners. What impressed the strategic planning team the most was the consistency in the message received from all stakeholders in where Ongwanada should focus between 2015 and 2020. The landscape in the sector and community is quickly changing and while honouring the past, this strategic plan sets out to make thoughtful decisions on how Ongwanada should best respond.

The priorities and guiding principles within Vision 2020 are being brought to life through detailed operational and budget planning as well as capacity-building initiatives both inside Ongwanada and in the broader community.

We would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in the development of Vision 2020. Your collective contributions have resulted in a vision that focuses on building community capacity and providing specialized regional resources. The outcome will enable individuals with developmental disabilities, including those with complex needs, to thrive within their communities.


  1. Applying person-centred principles to renew our service model;
  2. Leading the way… together (Building capacity in the sector);
  3. Working better… together; and,
  4. Improving accountability and outcomes with a dynamic culture of learning.

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