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

Inspiring Possibilities

Housing Event A Success
We held a successful housing wine and cheese event in late November with the purpose being to create more inclusive living opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in the community. Our agency welcomed 35 local housing developers, landlords and entrepreneurs and we discussed housing partnerships as we move to more community based residential models of support! If you were not able to attend our event, but would like to learn more about our housing needs going forward, please contact Diedre Lambert at: or call 613-735-0659 ext.113.

Fall Newsletter Now Available
The Fall ed
ition of In Touch, the Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley newsletter, is now available. Click here for the issue! What you'll find inside:

- Inaugural recipient of inclusion award in Downtown Pembroke
- A wrap up of our 60th anniversary celebrations and achievements
- An article on our new housing initiatives
- Plenty of photos from our Random Acts of Kindness and more!

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CLUOV Earns Provincial Leadership Award
ity Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) has been awarded the Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special needs (OASIS) Member Leadership Award. The award recognizes an organization that demonstrates excellence, innovation and leadership in the developmental services sector. Follow these links to the press release and CLUOV's video message.

Resources You Should Know About

Partners For Planning Resource Network
We know that planning for a person living with a disability takes effort and intention. From relationship building to school transitions, community involvement, financial objectives and more, very little happens without planning. The Planning Network helps you navigate each step and life stage, empowering you with all the right tools and inspiration along the way. Read more.

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.

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

Through LifeShare, Ontario families can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities). Click on the video (left) for a short one-minute preview of LifeShare. Then, visit our Lifeshare page for more information, or watch the 10-minute video of real-life Ontario stories to see if this is something you could offer.

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.