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Snoezelen Room

Ongwanada's Snoezelen Room opened in April, 2001 and is based on a practice originally developed in the Netherlands in 1984. The Snoezelen concept comes from the recognition that stimulation, relaxation and enjoyment are basic needs of all individuals. Everyone thrives in the world around them through their senses and Snoezelen brings sensory experiences together, in a therapeutic room, for people with a developmental disability who cannot participate in other leisure activities in typical ways.

The Snoezelen Room concept is able to bring the activity to the client in ways that enables them to interact with the equipment which then responds and changes to their touch. To have an effect on what is happening in the room and the ability to choose the activity gives a sense of accomplishment to the individual.

A Snoezelen room is designed to be a relaxing and entertaining environment. The room has subdued lighting and is furnished with specially designed, interactive equipment that creates lights, sounds and smells. Depending on the client's needs the room can be used to provide a variety of sensory elements to help stimulate or relax the senses.

Individuals with developmental disabilities are asked that they visit the room in the company of an adult who is willing to attend a prior orientation session offered by Ongwanada staff on the use of the equipment, safety and other special features. The room may be booked for 25 to 55 minute sessions between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. There is a $5 fee per session subject to ability to pay.

For more information about this program, please contact Ongwanada's Social Work Department at 613-548-4417 ext. 3311

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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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MNU-19-03 Full Time Human Resources Assistant
Ongwanada is committed to improving the quality of life for approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the following position: Full Time Human Resources Assistant

Date of Vacancy: March 4, 2019
Closing Date: February 21, 2019
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OP-19-19 Casual Registered Nurses
ONGWANADA VACANCY
Location: Barclay/Elizabeth Community Residences
Dates of Vacancy: March 11, 2019
Closing Date: February 13, 2019
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OP-19-12 Casual Treatment Counselors
Ongwanada is committed to improving the quality of life for hundreds of people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual.
Location: Haig Road Residence
Dates of Vacancy: February 25, 2019
Closing Date: January 28, 2019
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OP-18-184 Casual Residential Counselors
Ongwanada is committed to improving the quality of life for hundreds of people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual
Location: Various Community Residences
Closing Date: Until Filled
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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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