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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

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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