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Ongwanada Auxiliary

Founded in 1953, the Auxiliary is a volunteer association which raises funds in support of Ongwanada clients through special events and by operating a weekday canteen and giftshop at the Ongwanada Resource Centre. The Auxiliary is committed to enriching services and resources to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. This is accomplished by volunteers working together in cooperation with the staff and Board of Governors.

Contributions Past & Present:
The Auxiliary raises approximately $30,000 annually to support client programs, residences and activities.

In the past 25 years, the Auxiliary has contributed over a $1/2 million to Ongwanada. The funds have been used to furnish community homes, purchase wheelchair accessible vans and to provide a variety of specialized equipment for clients.

In 1997, the Auxiliary and staff together formed a new Canteen and Gift Shop Committee to revitalize this important service.

In 1992, the Auxiliary produced a collection of recipes called My Favourite Cookbook as a fundraising endeavour.

The Auxiliary typically not only achieves, but surpasses its fundraising goals. In 1989, the Auxiliary pledged $50,000 towards Ongwanada's redevelopment campaign over five years, but raised $60,000 in only four years.

Ongwanada Auxiliary Today:
Operates a canteen every weekday at Ongwanada Resource Centre in cooperation with Nutrition Services.

Manages the Butterfly Boutique, a gift shop located at Ongwanada Resource Centre for staff, clients and visitors.

Organizes a variety of fundraising events throughout the year such as bake sales, raffles, bazaars and strawberry socials.

President participates as a member of the Ongwanada Board of Governors.



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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