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Kinsmen Rehabilitation Centre

Who We Are
We are an interdisciplinary team comprised of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Hydrotherapy staff. The KRC is located at the Ongwanada Resource Centre and provides services to Ongwanada clients, as well as community clients on a fee-for-service basis

Occupational Therapy
Our Occupational Therapy department provides assessment, treatment, and consultation focusing on appropriate position and adaptive feeding techniques, sensory stimulation, augmentative communication, environmental controls, activities of daily living, and environmental modifications to individuals with developmental disabilities. The overall goal is to enhance the individuals social, domestic, physical and emotional well-being with maximum independence in all activities.

Our Physiotherapy department provides assessment, treatment and consultation to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our focus is on hydrotherapy, wheelchair seating, assistive mobility devices, specialized positioning equipment, prescribed exercise programs, environmental modification, and caregiver training regarding safe lifting and handling. We strive to improve independence and quality of life for people of all abilities.

Therapeutic Pool
The therapeutic pool is supervised by trained staff experienced in hydrotherapy. The pool is wheelchair accessible and kept at 36 degrees Celsius. The pool is open to all members of the public by appointment with the consent of a physician. It is of particular benefit to seniors, individuals with physical disabilities, arthritis, or pain, and persons recovering from surgery. Individuals using the pool are responsible for their own pool programs and exercises.

Snoezelen Room
The Snoezelen Room is a leisure facility designed specifically for individuals with developmental disabilities. The interactive environment stimulates the primary senses and encourages participation to the best of the individuals ability. The Snoezelen Room allows for positive contact and interaction with another person, increases motivation and functional attention, and is an environment that people of all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy.

Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinics
An interdisciplinary team meets to assess the individualized seating or mobility needs of adults or children with developmental disabilities. Custom seating is available and Assistive Devices Program (ADP) funding is accessible for wheelchair and mobility devices.

Healthy Eating Clinics
Healthy eating clinics provide an opportunity to educate clients and caregivers about nutritional needs and good eating habits. Challenges faced by individual clients due to their disabilities are reviewed and addressed. The interdisciplinary team includes Ongwanada's occupational therapist, clinical dietitian, front-line caregivers, residential supervisors, registered nurse, and psychologist.

Environmental Assessment
The occupational therapist and physiotherapists provide consultation to improve the accessibility, safety, and comfort of the living and working environments of individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Life Skills
The occupational therapist provides assessment and recommendations to improve individual ability in activities of daily living including personal care, domestic skills, leisure activities, money management, and interpersonal skills. Individualized exercise programs are also developed by the physiotherapist to meet the physical needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.



Location: Sunny Side Treatment Home
Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre
Dates of Vacancy: May 29, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Date of Vacancy: June 12, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Paint Night: Fundraiser for United Way KFL&A
Join us for an evening of merriment while creating your own personal masterpiece!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m.  9 p.m.
Light refreshment at 6:30
WHY: Because the United Way needs our help!
HOW: Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1170797

Included in the price:
" All supplies: Paint, brushes, a 16x20 canvas and a funky Paint Nite apron to wear (a nifty little fashion statement)!
" Delectable treats prior to starting
" Door Prizes

The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the United Way KFL&A who help people and organizations in our community. In 2015 that was 75,000 people, 40 agencies, and 57 programs.

We need at least 35 people signed up two weeks in advance to proceed with the event and we are open to the public so bring family and friends!

Register by April 7, 2017 for a chance to win our Early Bird draw.

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Winter 2017 Horizon
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Ongwanada earns Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Ongwanada is proud to announce that after Accreditation Canada's surveyors were on-site in December, they reported that our organization met Exemplary status. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process.

Click below to see the Accreditation Report.

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Host Family Opportunity for 64-year old gentleman
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2016-2017 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach.

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