Helping Build An Inclusive Community Housing Plan
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) is pleased to announce they have received a provincial grant. CLUOV has received a two-year grant of $121,217 from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), Employment and Modernization Fund. These funds will be used to support new partnerships with property owners and municipal projects that will support the transitions of people with disabilities. For more information on the grant and how it will be used in the community, follow this link.
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.
Guess What Else We've Been Up To!
- In February 2017, we welcomed David Pitonyak to speak to employees and the public about how to embrace and build inclusive communities.
- In June 2016, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley received Accreditation with Distinction. Read more about our accreditation process and outcomes.
- The Ontario Ombudsman's report, "Nowhere to Turn" is an investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities. Click for media release and full report.
- Assistant Deputy Minister of the Community & Developmental Services Division, Karen Chan, was the guest speaker at our AGM. Click here to watch!
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.
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.