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Who we are

Ongwanada has been a member of the community for more than 60 years. Our name, an Ojibwa term for "our home", is a fitting symbol for our vision, mission and values.

We support people with developmental disabilities and their families, respecting their rights, increasing their opportunities to make choices and decisions about the quality of their lives and responding to their changing needs.

A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada offers a wide range of individualized services and community supports to approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and Eastern Ontario. Our funding comes primarily from the provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services and we are managed by a volunteer Board of Governors.

To view the current list of Board of Governors click here to see full organization chart which includes list of Board members.

Our programs and services are delivered at three main sites in Kingston, more than 20 community residences as well as other homes and offices in the region. In addition to residential options, some services include Day Support, Vocational and Life Skills Training, Medical Services, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Respite Care, Community Behavioural Services and Adult Protective Services.

Research is also important to Ongwanada. We are affiliated with Queen's University and collaborate internationally in research to enhance the understanding and improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ongwanada Video
Ongwanada has released a video to promote its programs and services. The video was produced by Viva Productions in 2012.

To view the full-length feature please click here.

To view the condensed video please click here.

Ongwanada is Accredited with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. See full report attached below.

2017-2020 Accreditation Standing Report

ALERTS

Hydrotherapy Pool will re-open May 7, 2018
Ongwanada is happy to announce that we will be re-opening our Hydrotherapy Pool on May 7, 2018. Our dehumidification and heating system has been replaced.

We apologize for any inconvenience this caused, but know that the closure was to ensure Ongwanada is providing our supported people and the public with a safe and healthy environment while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the pool.

... More Radiology and Pharmacy closure
Radiology will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Pharmacy will be closed on Friday, March 30 and until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and inventory.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

... More NEW Radiology Hours
Ongwanada's Radiology hours have changed! The new winter hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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WHATS NEW

MNU-18-03 - TEMPORARY FULL TIME PERSON CENTRED PLANNER-1 YEAR TERM
Date Posted: April 23, 2018.
Closing Date: April 30, 2018.
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Wage: Ongwanada offers a competitive benefit package. The salary will commensurate with experience.

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File No: OP-18-57-Temporary Part Time Registered Nurse
TEMPORARY PART TIME REGISTERED NURSE

Date Posted: April 20, 2018.
Closing Date: April 27, 2018.
Location: Elizabeth Community Residence
Dates of Vacancy: June 18, 2018-December 30, 2018.
Hours of Work: 24 hours minimum per pay
Wage: Hourly: $32.34- $42.07
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Radiology and Pharmacy closure
Radiology will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Pharmacy will be closed on Friday, March 30 and until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 for Good Friday and inventory.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

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2017-2018 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach

September, 2017

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2018-2019 Kingston Internship Consortium Brochure
Please note: This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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2016|2017 Annual Report
Keeping Vision 2020's Momentum Going

Click below to view Ongwanada's 2016-2017 Annual Report or stop by our Resource Centre to pick up a copy.

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