Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities (home sharers). Visit our Lifeshare page for more information.
David Pitonyak in Pembroke
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is pleased to bring Dr. David Pitonyak to Pembroke for two significant discussions. The first is for agency professionals who work with individuals with disabilities on a daily basis. The second is for the community at large to learn more about how to include people with disabilities in your organizations, events and workplaces. We hope you will join us!
For information on both events, follow this link.
More News At Community Living
We're Accredited With Distinction!
In June 2016, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley earned a very significant honour with The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) - Accreditation with Distinction. READ MORE about our accreditation process and outcomes.
Ontario Ombudsman Report - Nowhere to Turn
On June 24th the Ontario Ombudsman released it's report "Nowhere to Turn: an investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities. To read the full media release click here.To read the full report click here.
Watch Our AGM!
The guest speaker at our 2016 AGM this year was Karen Chan, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Community & Developmental Services Division at MCSS. Click here to watch!
Resources You Should Know About
Estate Planning Guide: Community Living Ontario
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: Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide: A Tax, Benefits, Trusts, and Wills Toolkit for Ontarians with Disabilities.
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: Passport Funding Program
Partners For Planning Resource Network
Partners for Planning is an innovative online resource that assists families in creating a good life and secure future for their loved one. Here is a link to the Partners for Planning Resource Network for more information.
Supports & Services
Community Living offers supports and services that include LifeShare, Group Living, Community Options, Supported Independent Living and Community Respite.
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley Executive Director, Chris Grayson, talks about the organization from the standpoint of client service, employment opportunities and commmunity 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.