Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley894 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5P8
Phone: 613-735-0659
Fax: 613-735-1373
info@communitylivingupperottawavalley.ca

Inspiring Possibilities

From Presence to Citizenship: Learning Exchange
CLUOV's Chris Grayson, is the chairperson of the "From Presence to Citizenship’s Learning Exchange." This annual event features nationally and internationally recognized speakers and breakout sessions with champions of transformation. The 2nd Annual Learning Exchange: To a Culture of Inclusion takes place February 7-8, 2018 in Toronto.
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CLUOV Welcomed Joe Erpenbeck in November
From November 28-29, 2017 we welcomed Joe Erpenbeck of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Joe spoke of culture changing strategies to generate a better and healthy community in the Ottawa Valley. Read more about Joe's presentation. CLUOV would like to help host a social planning panel to bring individuals and organizations together to address community issues. For info email HollyTennian: htennian@cluov.ca


CLUOV Earns International Award of Excellence
CLUOV has been honoured with a 2017 International Award of Excellence by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). Among the accomplishments noted were: helping create more inclusive residential settings, moving away from segregated community programming and engaging the community on how to include individuals with intellectual disabilities in their workplaces, organizations and volunteer initiatives. Read more!


Resources You Should Know About

Partners For Planning Resource Network
We know that planning for a person living with a disability takes effort and intention. From relationship building to school transitions, community involvement, financial objectives and more, very little happens without planning. The Planning Network helps you navigate each step and life stage, empowering you with all the right tools and inspiration along the way. Read more.

Estate Planning Guide
People who have a disability and their families now have an online, comprehensive toolkit available to them as they consider their financial objectives and obligations.

Passport Funding Program
Passport helps adults with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Supports & Services
Community Living offers supports and services that include LifeShare, Group Living, Community Options, Supported Independent Living and Community Respite.

LifeShare
Through LifeShare, Ontario families can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities). Click on the video (left) for a short one-minute preview of LifeShare. Then, visit our Lifeshare page for more information, or watch the 10-minute video of real-life Ontario stories to see if this is something you could offer.

Corporate Video

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley Executive Director, Chris Grayson, talks about the organization from the standpoint of client service, employment opportunities and community involvement.

We work hard to inspire possibilities at Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley and while this video shows only a part of this rewarding organization, it helps give people some insight into this vital community asset.

Video produced by Beck Media.