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

Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities (home sharers).

Click on this video 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.

David Pitonyak in Pembroke

Community Living welcomed Dr. David Pitonyak to Pembroke on February 7th and he delivered significant discussion focused on building the culture of inclusion in communities. Dr. Pitonyak spoke at an all-day workshop and then again at a free public event at Algonquin College. Dr. Pitonyak’s presentations focused on people who work, interact and support individuals with disabilities on a daily basis and the importance of inclusion in the community. There were more than 150 in attendance.

Guess What Else We've Been Up To!

  • 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.


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.