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Community Living With Ongwanada

People with developmental disabilities live on their own or on their own with support provided by Ongwanada and other agencies. When more support is required, Ongwanada offers a number of community residential options. Placements are flexible and are reviewed regularly.

Eligibility: Individuals with developmental disabilities.

Area served: Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville Counties.

Referrals: Accepted from all sources.

Waiting period: Variable. A waiting list is maintained and reviewed annually.

Fees: Individuals receiving a government pension are charged a co-payment fee which contributes to the cost of their residential and support services.

Community Residences
Ongwanada operates over 20 community residences located in neighbourhoods in Kingston, Napanee, Gananoque as well as other outlaying rural areas. Generally three to six people each live in these family-like settings.

Varying levels of staff support are provided at each home and most are wheelchair accessible and all have access to a van that allows clients to be more active in their communities.

Three of the community residences in Kingston (Inverness Crescent, Elizabeth Avenue, and Barclay Road) offer 24 hour nursing support to clients with chronic medical conditions. Three visiting nurse positions provide nursing support to ensure quality healthcare for those clients living in Ongwanada's non-nursing community residences.

Host Family
Host Family offers families or individuals the opportunity to share their home with a child or adult who has a developmental disability. The program fosters rewarding and long lasting relationships that enrich the lives of all participants. Placements are made gradually and with care to ensure compatibility. The host family, called the Host Family Provider, receives financial remuneration, regular respite, and ongoing support from Ongwanada community counsellors. More Host Family Providers are needed. Families and individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity are asked to call Geoff Gifford at 548-4417 Ext. 1178.

Residential Respite Care
Respite care is offered on weekends at a home on Wilson Street in Kingston to provide parents and other caregivers with occasional relief from their responsibilities. Respite is available in some Ongwanada homes throughout the week and may be available with host families through the Home Share program.

Waiting period: Approximately two months for respite in a community residence and/or availability of a suitable placement. The waiting period for Home Share respite depends on the availability of host families.

Fees: $3 a day for children and $15 a day for adults (subject to change) for respite in an Ongwanada community residence. The fee for Home Share respite ranges from $24 to $31 a day depending on the level of support required.

If you are looking for services for a child, please contact Ongwanada's Social Work Department at 613.548.4417 ext. 3311.

If you are looking for services for an adult (18 years or older), please contact Developmental Services Ontario by clicking here for contact information

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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