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

Inspiring Possibilities

CLUOV Earns International Award of Excellence
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) has been honoured with a 2017 International Award of Excellence by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). The International Award of Excellence is being presented to CLUOV in recognition of their work to build an inclusive community. Among their accomplishments include: 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!

Minister Jaczek Visits CLUOV
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services chose Pembroke as her location to announce the province's Employment and Modernization Fund Project, with Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley. The Minister toured several residential properties that allow individuals supported by Community Living to live independently. Jaczek also learned about the Valley Housing project that will support inclusive living accommodations for nine additional people with intellectual disabilities in the community. Read all about it: Minister Visits CLUOV

Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities (home sharers). Click on the video (to the right) for a short one-minute preview of what LifeShare is about. Then, visit our Lifeshare page for more information, or watch the featured 10-minute video of real-life stories featuring Ontario home providers and home sharers and see if this could be something you could offer someone in the local community.

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Resources You Should Know About

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:

Partners For Planning Resource Network
An innovative online resource that assists families in creating a good life and secure future for their loved one.

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

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.