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. Our organization is one of seven in the world to hold this designation.
The Council on Quality and Leadership is a leader in working with human service organizations to define, measure and improve quality of life and quality of services. CQL accredits organizations around the world.
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. The Ombudsman calls for systemic overhaul to help adults with developmental disabilities in crisis.
To read the full media release click here.To read the full report click here.
Watch Our AGM!
The guest speaker at our AGM this year was Karen Chan, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Community & Developmental Services Division at MCSS. TV Cogeco filmed our 2016 Annual General Meeting. 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. Community Living Ontario launched the Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide: A Tax, Benefits, Trusts, and Wills Toolkit for Ontarians with Disabilities in September of this year. Click the link to be taken to an online registration to receive the Guide for free.
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. Visit our Passport Funding Program page for more information.
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. The Resource Network makes the planning process easier by offering immediate access to critical information and advice from professionals and experts. Here is a link to the Partners for Planning Resource Network for more information.
Supports & Services
Community Living offers supports and services that include Family Home, 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.