Ongwanada

Ongwanada Non-profit organization supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Ongwanada has been a member of the community for over 60 years fulfilling a variety of needs.

Founded in 1948 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, it evolved into a chronic care hospital, a facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities and most recently, as a non-profit organization providing community-based support to approximately 600 individuals and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario. How did this transformation come about? How did Ongwanada shed its original rol

Founded in 1948 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, it evolved into a chronic care hospital, a facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities and most recently, as a non-profit organization providing community-based support to approximately 600 individuals and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario. How did this transformation come about? How did Ongwanada shed its original rol

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Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individual...
11/30/2021
Ongwanada Overview

Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.
I want to take this opportunity to share a little more about what Ongwanada does and how the organization impacts and changes lives daily.

Ongwanada has been a member of the community since 1948 and has been working in developmental services since 1967. A non-profit, accredited organization, Ong...

Do you have a gaming system at home that gathers dust, maybe a Wii or a PlayStation? As the weather gets cooler and the ...
11/26/2021

Do you have a gaming system at home that gathers dust, maybe a Wii or a PlayStation? As the weather gets cooler and the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the region, we are looking for more activities to do indoors.

If you would like to donate new or gently used gaming systems, we would love to place them in some of our homes. 💚
For more details, please get in touch with Courtney at 613-331-3812 or email [email protected]. #community #ygklove #GivingTuesdayCA

Do you have a gaming system at home that gathers dust, maybe a Wii or a PlayStation? As the weather gets cooler and the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the region, we are looking for more activities to do indoors.

If you would like to donate new or gently used gaming systems, we would love to place them in some of our homes. 💚
For more details, please get in touch with Courtney at 613-331-3812 or email [email protected]. #community #ygklove #GivingTuesdayCA

What a beautiful message and reminder. 💚How do you plan on giving back?#GivingTuesdayCA #locallove #developmentaldisabil...
11/23/2021

What a beautiful message and reminder. 💚
How do you plan on giving back?
#GivingTuesdayCA #locallove #developmentaldisabilities

Expressing gratitude and giving thanks is easier than you think. These past few years have reminded us all of the challenges life can bring and the importance of keeping a grateful heart and mind all year round. As head into Thanksgiving weekend, give yourself a boost by remembering you have much to be grateful for and others do too. #GivingEveryTuesday

- Thank essential workers and restaurant workers. Leave a basket of goodies outside your home for delivery people and mail carriers

- Volunteer your time (safely) at a soup kitchen or food pantry this weekend.

- Organize a holiday drive to collect gifts, warm clothes, and treats for a family in need during these upcoming holidays.

- Check out reddit/charity or go on GoFundMe and support a cause that speaks to you

- Thank a teacher. Write a note to a teacher from your past or send a gift card to one you know now.

- Appreciate your colleagues. Spend some time this weekend to write a nice note to your coworkers.

- Bring cheer to your neighborhood. Hand a wreath somewhere where everyone can enjoy it.

Read about why it was a day to remember for one individual.
11/20/2021
A Day to Remember - Ongwanada Resource Centre

Read about why it was a day to remember for one individual.

Nov 20, 2021 | News, Stories A Day to Remember Donald had the honour of carrying the memorial wreath, representing Ongwanada on Remembrance Day. Special thanks go out to Yvonne for making this happen.

Timeline Photos
11/19/2021

Timeline Photos

Never forget that your small of acts of kindness make all the difference. 🙏
#GivingTuesdayCA #MardiJeDonne #IciOnDonne

On this #NationalPhilanthropyDay, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous donors, volunteers...
11/15/2021

On this #NationalPhilanthropyDay, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous donors, volunteers, and supporters.

On this #NationalPhilanthropyDay, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous donors, volunteers, and supporters.

Happy World Kindness day!This is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and...
11/13/2021

Happy World Kindness day!
This is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. #bekind #kindness #kindnessmatters 💚

Happy World Kindness day!
This is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. #bekind #kindness #kindnessmatters 💚

Today, we pause and reflect and remember the sacrifices that so many have made lest we forget.
11/11/2021

Today, we pause and reflect and remember the sacrifices that so many have made lest we forget.

Today, we pause and reflect and remember the sacrifices that so many have made lest we forget.

Save the date! #locallove
11/10/2021
United Way KFL&A Campaign Touchdown - United Way of KFL&A

Save the date! #locallove

Daren Dougall, 2021 United Way Campaign Chair, would like to invite you to the 2021 Campaign Touchdown celebrations, featuring the Town Crier, messages from local leaders and agencies, and the all-important number reveal! Although we can’t gather for breakfast, please join us for a virtual celebra...

11/08/2021

November 8th is National Indigenous Veterans Day. Today, we honour and thank all Indigenous Veterans for their service to Canada. We Will Remember Them.

#LestWeForget #CanadaRemembers

There is still time to donate to the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Winter Clothing Drive. Find o...
11/03/2021

There is still time to donate to the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Winter Clothing Drive.
Find out how you can help below. #locallove

The pharmacy at Ongwanada Resource Centre (191 Portsmouth Avenue) will be closed on Thursday, October 28, and reopen for...
10/25/2021

The pharmacy at Ongwanada Resource Centre (191 Portsmouth Avenue) will be closed on Thursday, October 28, and reopen for regular business hours on Friday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

The pharmacy at Ongwanada Resource Centre (191 Portsmouth Avenue) will be closed on Thursday, October 28, and reopen for regular business hours on Friday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
10/09/2021

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Amazing news! 💚
10/08/2021

Amazing news! 💚

As the Thanksgiving long weekend begins, the incredible KFL&A community can celebrate raising 50 per cent of this year's United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington campaign goal!
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, workplaces, cabinet members and donors for showing your #locallove
Wonderful to see KFL&A continue to come together to support friends, family, neighbours and more. And thank you to all the amazing agencies, their teams and frontline workers for continuing to support the community in these challenging times. #thankful #community #support #everydollarcounts

We would love to hear from you. Did you know that our new website allows you to tell us your story? https://www.ongwanad...
10/08/2021
Our Stories | Ongwanada

We would love to hear from you.
Did you know that our new website allows you to tell us your story? https://www.ongwanada.com/support-us/stories/ How has Ongwanada impacted you? Let us know.

Stories Stories Have A Story? Share it with us! Name *Email *Phone *Story you'd like to share with us *I acknowledge that Ongwanada can publish my story. *Yes, I understand. Stories from Ongwanada Testament to True Friendship Sep 9, 2021 | StoriesPicture a volunteer who has committed to spending tim...

Have you seen our new website? Take a look around and let us know what you think. 💚
10/05/2021
Developmental Services Support and Programs | Ongwanada

Have you seen our new website?
Take a look around and let us know what you think. 💚

Welcome to Ongwanada Part of the Kingston Community for over 70 years Explore supports & services Part of the Kingston Community for over 70 years Explore Supports & Services 3 About Ongwanada Who we are A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada is dedicated to supporting people with developm...

On this first-ever day of National Truth and Reconciliation, Ongwanada would like to acknowledge the importance of this ...
09/30/2021

On this first-ever day of National Truth and Reconciliation, Ongwanada would like to acknowledge the importance of this day and encourage everyone to listen, learn and reflect.
#orangeshirtday
Many people wonder why we are encouraged to wear Orange Shirts today. The orange represents so many individual painful events that children and their families encountered due to residential schools. We encourage you to read Phyllis (Jack) Webstad's story of the original orange shirt. https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
#everychildmatters

On this first-ever day of National Truth and Reconciliation, Ongwanada would like to acknowledge the importance of this day and encourage everyone to listen, learn and reflect.
#orangeshirtday
Many people wonder why we are encouraged to wear Orange Shirts today. The orange represents so many individual painful events that children and their families encountered due to residential schools. We encourage you to read Phyllis (Jack) Webstad's story of the original orange shirt. https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
#everychildmatters

09/27/2021

Posted @withregram • @clhuntsville

It's National Truth and Reconciliation Week from September 27 to October 1!

A five-day initiative hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in the days leading to Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which happen September 30.

National Residential School Crisis Line for school survivors and families: 1-866-925-4419
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#DSOntario #developmentalservices #nationaltruthandreconciliationweek #orangeshirtday

It's official! The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has launched the 2021 campaign.Here at Ongwanad...
09/10/2021
United Way KFL&A Announces Ambitious Campaign Goal - United Way of KFL&A

It's official!
The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has launched the 2021 campaign.
Here at Ongwanada, we are proud to take part and have already started our workplace campaign. #locallove #communitysupport

United Way KFL&A Announces Ambitious Campaign Goal $3.6-million goal encourages community to continue showing its Local Love KINGSTON, ON (September 10, 2021) – The United Way KFL&A will aim to raise a record $3,614,800 during this year’s fall fundraising campaign, it was announced this morning ...

Timeline Photos
08/25/2021

Timeline Photos

Please ensure you are taking the proper precautions when spending long periods outside this weekend. Stay safe. 😃
08/20/2021

Please ensure you are taking the proper precautions when spending long periods outside this weekend.
Stay safe. 😃

Due to high humidex levels, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the #KFLA region for Friday, August 20 through to Sunday August 22, 2021 Read the full details: http://ow.ly/eQbQ50FURyC

We hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend!
07/30/2021

We hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend!

Have you seen our new sign? What do you think? #YGK #NewLook
07/30/2021

Have you seen our new sign? What do you think? #YGK #NewLook

Just a reminder that the pharmacy is closed for the Civic holiday.
07/28/2021

Just a reminder that the pharmacy is closed for the Civic holiday.

Just a reminder that the pharmacy is closed for the Civic holiday.

Today was our final COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ongwanada resource centre. Since March, we have vaccinated just under...
07/26/2021

Today was our final COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ongwanada resource centre. Since March, we have vaccinated just under 1500 individuals in the region with developmental disabilities, along with their caregivers.
We want to thank KFL&A Public Health for the continued support and assistance in hosting these clinics; we couldn't have done it without you.
We would also like to thank each staff member at Ongwanada who worked so hard to ensure this was possible! 💚

Today was our final COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ongwanada resource centre. Since March, we have vaccinated just under 1500 individuals in the region with developmental disabilities, along with their caregivers.
We want to thank KFL&A Public Health for the continued support and assistance in hosting these clinics; we couldn't have done it without you.
We would also like to thank each staff member at Ongwanada who worked so hard to ensure this was possible! 💚

At Ongwanada’s 50th Annual General Meeting, CEO Alastair Lamb presented the new strategic plan for the organization, “A ...
07/13/2021

At Ongwanada’s 50th Annual General Meeting, CEO Alastair Lamb presented the new strategic plan for the organization, “A Plan for Changing Times,” which outlines the long-term goals over the next three years. Read more here:https://www.ongwanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Ongwanada_Strategic_Plan_Brochure-web.pdf

At Ongwanada’s 50th Annual General Meeting, CEO Alastair Lamb presented the new strategic plan for the organization, “A Plan for Changing Times,” which outlines the long-term goals over the next three years. Read more here:https://www.ongwanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Ongwanada_Strategic_Plan_Brochure-web.pdf

Our Annual Report is now online. In 2020/ 2021, Ongwanada celebrated many accomplishments. #Partnership #Creativity #Inn...
07/05/2021

Our Annual Report is now online. In 2020/ 2021, Ongwanada celebrated many accomplishments. #Partnership #Creativity #Innovation #Pivoting were all common themes. The organization even hosted a number of COVID-19 Vaccine clinics, administering the first dose to 805 individuals in the region. Read more here:https://www.ongwanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ongawanada_Annual_Report_2021-web.pdf

Our Annual Report is now online. In 2020/ 2021, Ongwanada celebrated many accomplishments. #Partnership #Creativity #Innovation #Pivoting were all common themes. The organization even hosted a number of COVID-19 Vaccine clinics, administering the first dose to 805 individuals in the region. Read more here:https://www.ongwanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ongawanada_Annual_Report_2021-web.pdf

Thank you, @MOHKFLA, for your guidance and leadership throughout the pandemic. We will miss you, but certainly, we wish ...
06/04/2021

Thank you, @MOHKFLA, for your guidance and leadership throughout the pandemic. We will miss you, but certainly, we wish you all the success in your new role. #COVID19 #YGK

One last important message from Dr. Kieran Moore, MOH at KFL&A Public Health. https://youtu.be/CIu13_9hBjE

05/19/2021
Exciting news, individuals with developmental disabilities, 12 years of age and older, can now book an appointment to re...
05/12/2021

Exciting news, individuals with developmental disabilities, 12 years of age and older, can now book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the resource centre.
Please visit our website for the appointment link and all the details. https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-appointments-available-at-ongwanada-vaccination-clinics/

Exciting news, individuals with developmental disabilities, 12 years of age and older, can now book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the resource centre.
Please visit our website for the appointment link and all the details. https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-appointments-available-at-ongwanada-vaccination-clinics/

Further vaccination clinics are now open to people (12 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities. Ongwanad...
05/11/2021

Further vaccination clinics are now open to people (12 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities. Ongwanada has been given the opportunity to host more vaccination clinics at the resource centre (191 Portsmouth Ave.,) thanks to the incredible partnership with KFL&A Public Health.
For a link to book your appointment, visit our website: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-appointments-available-at-ongwanada-vaccination-clinics/

Further vaccination clinics are now open to people (12 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities. Ongwanada has been given the opportunity to host more vaccination clinics at the resource centre (191 Portsmouth Ave.,) thanks to the incredible partnership with KFL&A Public Health.
For a link to book your appointment, visit our website: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-appointments-available-at-ongwanada-vaccination-clinics/

Today kicks off  #NationalNursingWeek. We want to say thank you to all our incredible nurses. We would also like to show...
05/10/2021

Today kicks off #NationalNursingWeek. We want to say thank you to all our incredible nurses. We would also like to show gratitude and appreciation to all nurses in our region and across the province!
#CNA2021 #WeAnswerTheCall #IKnowANurse #IND2021 #Nurses2021 #YGK #KFLA

Today kicks off #NationalNursingWeek. We want to say thank you to all our incredible nurses. We would also like to show gratitude and appreciation to all nurses in our region and across the province!
#CNA2021 #WeAnswerTheCall #IKnowANurse #IND2021 #Nurses2021 #YGK #KFLA

Adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, can book an appo...
05/07/2021

Adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, can book an appointment for their first COVID-19 vaccination. You can find details here: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-open-up-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/
Many thanks to our partners KFL&A Public Health and all the incredible staff at Ongwanada for making this possible.

Adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, can book an appointment for their first COVID-19 vaccination. You can find details here: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/05/more-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-open-up-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/
Many thanks to our partners KFL&A Public Health and all the incredible staff at Ongwanada for making this possible.

Did you know: putting a name to your uncomfortable feelings can help you feel better. This #MentalHealthWeek, #GetReal a...
05/05/2021

Did you know: putting a name to your uncomfortable feelings can help you feel better. This #MentalHealthWeek, #GetReal about how you feel. www.mentalhealthweek.ca

Did you know: putting a name to your uncomfortable feelings can help you feel better. This #MentalHealthWeek, #GetReal about how you feel. www.mentalhealthweek.ca

Address

191 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, ON
K7M 8A6

General information

Directory of Services: Adult Protective Services Community Behavioural Services Community Living Day Support Homeshare - Always looking for providers (Call 613.548.4417 and ask for Geoff Gifford for more details) Kinsmen Rehabilitation Centre Lab Living with Others Nutrition Services Pharmacy Psychology Services Treatment Home Skills training Social work Specialty clinics Spiritual & Religious

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

613-548-4417

Products

Community Garden
Community Networks
Facility Rental
Hydrotherapy Pool
Medical Associates
Radiology - Open to the public
Resources
Sensory Garden
Snoezelen Room
Videoconferencing

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Ongwanada has been a member of the community for more than 60 years. Our name, an Ojibwa term for "our home," is a fitting symbol for our vision, mission and values. We support people with developmental disabilities and their families, respecting their rights, increasing their opportunities to make choices and decisions about the quality of their lives and responding to their changing needs. A non-profit, accredited organization, Ongwanada offers a wide range of individualized services and community supports to approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and Eastern Ontario. Our funding comes primarily from the provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services and we are managed by a volunteer Board of Governors. Our programs and services are delivered at three main sites in Kingston, more than 20 community residences as well as other homes and offices in the region. In addition to residential options, some services include Day Support, Vocational and Life Skills Training, Medical Services, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Respite Care, Community Behavioural Services and Adult Protective Services. Research is also important to Ongwanada. We are affiliated with Queen's University and collaborate internationally in research to enhance the understanding and improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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If you donate $20 or more today, CanadaHelps will add $2 to your donation. Donate today: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ongwanada-hospital/ #GivingTuesdayCA
Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. I want to take this opportunity to share a little more about what Ongwanada does and how the organization impacts and changes lives daily.
Do you have a gaming system at home that gathers dust, maybe a Wii or a PlayStation? As the weather gets cooler and the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the region, we are looking for more activities to do indoors. If you would like to donate new or gently used gaming systems, we would love to place them in some of our homes. 💚 For more details, please get in touch with Courtney at 613-331-3812 or email [email protected]. #community #ygklove #GivingTuesdayCA
What a beautiful message and reminder. 💚 How do you plan on giving back? #GivingTuesdayCA #locallove #developmentaldisabilities
Read about why it was a day to remember for one individual.
On this #NationalPhilanthropyDay, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous donors, volunteers, and supporters.
Happy World Kindness day! This is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. #bekind #kindness #kindnessmatters 💚
Today, we pause and reflect and remember the sacrifices that so many have made lest we forget.
Save the date! #locallove
There is still time to donate to the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Winter Clothing Drive. Find out how you can help below. #locallove
The pharmacy at Ongwanada Resource Centre (191 Portsmouth Avenue) will be closed on Thursday, October 28, and reopen for regular business hours on Friday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.