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.
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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

Operating as usual

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

05/04/2021

Starting Thursday, May 6, people with high-risk health conditions can book their Covid-19 vaccine. This eligible group includes people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

To book, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line number at 1-833-943-3900.

Please visit https://connectability.ca/covid-19-ie/ for more information about Covid-19 and vaccinations.

For general inquiries, call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488. Both lines are open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are capable of providing assistance in 300 languages.

04/28/2021
This sign was spotted on Highway 2. What a nice thing to see on a Friday afternoon. 💚
04/23/2021

This sign was spotted on Highway 2. What a nice thing to see on a Friday afternoon. 💚

This sign was spotted on Highway 2. What a nice thing to see on a Friday afternoon. 💚

As we continue to recognize the incredible volunteers that help keep our organization flourishing, we can't forget to th...
04/21/2021

As we continue to recognize the incredible volunteers that help keep our organization flourishing, we can't forget to thank our board members. We are forever grateful for your ongoing support and commitment.

As we continue to recognize the incredible volunteers that help keep our organization flourishing, we can't forget to thank our board members. We are forever grateful for your ongoing support and commitment.

Happy National Volunteer Week. A huge thank you to everyone that volunteers at Ongwanada. We can't wait to see you again...
04/20/2021

Happy National Volunteer Week. A huge thank you to everyone that volunteers at Ongwanada. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Happy National Volunteer Week. A huge thank you to everyone that volunteers at Ongwanada. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Thank you for all you do!
04/19/2021

Thank you for all you do!

Thank you for all you do!

Appointments are now available for adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lenn...
04/14/2021

Appointments are now available for adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington to book their 1st COVID-19 vaccination. Details can be found here: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/04/covid-19-vaccination-clinic-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities-2/
Many thanks to our partners KFL&A Public Health and all the incredible staff at Ongwanada for making this possible.

Appointments are now available for adults with developmental disabilities and one caregiver in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington to book their 1st COVID-19 vaccination. Details can be found here: https://www.ongwanada.com/news/2021/04/covid-19-vaccination-clinic-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities-2/
Many thanks to our partners KFL&A Public Health and all the incredible staff at Ongwanada for making this possible.

Great resources made available by ConnectABILITY. Please share with anyone that you feel could benefit from this. 💚
04/12/2021

Great resources made available by ConnectABILITY. Please share with anyone that you feel could benefit from this. 💚

In her new workshop series, Amanda Rocheleau provides strategies to prevent caregiver burnout, practice self-care and transform compassion fatigue into compassion satisfaction.

Check out all 3 workshops on ConnectABILITY's COVID-19 Resource Page! 💕🤝 https://hubs.li/H0J_Qlq0
#burnouttobalance #selfcare #compassionfatigue

The entire vaccine clinic team is wearing their Love is more contagious than COVID t-shirts. We are so grateful for incr...
04/08/2021

The entire vaccine clinic team is wearing their Love is more contagious than COVID t-shirts. We are so grateful for incredible community partnerships. We couldn't do this without the tremendous support of KFL&A Public Health & our fabulous staff. #DevelopmentalServicesMatter #SleevesUpOn

The entire vaccine clinic team is wearing their Love is more contagious than COVID t-shirts. We are so grateful for incredible community partnerships. We couldn't do this without the tremendous support of KFL&A Public Health & our fabulous staff. #DevelopmentalServicesMatter #SleevesUpOn

Just a reminder.
04/05/2021

Just a reminder.

Just a reminder.

A huge THANK YOU to KFL&A Public Health! Due to the hard work done by the health unit and collaboration, Ongwanada has e...
03/25/2021

A huge THANK YOU to KFL&A Public Health! Due to the hard work done by the health unit and collaboration, Ongwanada has ensured that our staff and supported individuals receive COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible. A special thank you goes out to Hugh, Lisa, Amanda, Clint, Fairleigh, and Dawn, all of whom played a massive role in getting the clinic up and running.

Over the coming weeks, we will work to ensure individuals living in congregate care settings from various developmental service agencies in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington, receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Moore even stopped by to see how the pop-up vaccine clinic was running today. He spoke to Ongwanada's CEO, Alastair Lamb, about the process. #YGK #SleevesUpON #COVID19Ontario

03/18/2021

Staff directly supporting people with developmental disabilities provide unwavering dedication and commitment to the people they serve every day. We want to THANK all of you, across the province, for being there for those who count on you, during these challenging times and always.

Spread the word! Ongwanada is currently hiring for the following Summer Student positions: Maintenance and LandscapingPh...
03/11/2021

Spread the word! Ongwanada is currently hiring for the following Summer Student positions:
Maintenance and Landscaping
Pharmacy
Support Services/Reception
Occupational/Physiotherapy
If you are interested please email your resume to [email protected].

Spread the word! Ongwanada is currently hiring for the following Summer Student positions:
Maintenance and Landscaping
Pharmacy
Support Services/Reception
Occupational/Physiotherapy
If you are interested please email your resume to [email protected].

It is an exciting time in the region as people receive their COVID-19 vaccines.
03/09/2021

It is an exciting time in the region as people receive their COVID-19 vaccines.

In today's Ask the MOH, Dr. Kieran Moore explains why you still need to follow public health measures even after you get your COVID-19 vaccine. https://youtu.be/jjg1E9xBYZU #AsktheMOH #COVID19KFLA

Happy #internationalwomensday. #IWD2021
03/08/2021

Happy #internationalwomensday. #IWD2021

Happy #internationalwomensday. #IWD2021

Today is EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY. We want to say thank you to everyone that works at Ongwanada. 💚 #DevelopmentalServic...
03/05/2021

Today is EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY. We want to say thank you to everyone that works at Ongwanada. 💚 #DevelopmentalServicesMatter

Today is EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY. We want to say thank you to everyone that works at Ongwanada. 💚 #DevelopmentalServicesMatter

What's your reason for getting the vaccine? Why is it so important?#SleevesUpON #DevelopmentalServicesMatter #Vaccine
03/05/2021

What's your reason for getting the vaccine? Why is it so important?
#SleevesUpON #DevelopmentalServicesMatter #Vaccine

What's your reason for getting the vaccine? Why is it so important?
#SleevesUpON #DevelopmentalServicesMatter #Vaccine

We are so grateful for all of the fantastic organizations in our community. Thank you so much, Rotary Club of Kingston, ...
03/04/2021

We are so grateful for all of the fantastic organizations in our community. Thank you so much, Rotary Club of Kingston, for the support. 💚

Thank you. 💚 #developmentalservicesmatter
02/26/2021

Thank you. 💚 #developmentalservicesmatter

Thank you. 💚 #developmentalservicesmatter

Thank you Lionhearts Inc.. We are forever grateful for the partnership that we have built. 💚
02/26/2021

Thank you Lionhearts Inc.. We are forever grateful for the partnership that we have built. 💚

Since 2014 we have been uniting people with practical acts of love. We truly LOVE helping people! ⁣

Thank you for your continued financial support, because of your donations we have been able to make an impact in our community in very practical ways. ⁣

Have you seen our documentary about our partnership with Ongwanada? Check out here: https://www.facebook.com/Lionhearts.incCanada/videos/1876742589166544

Huge thanks go out to the Kingston Whig-Standardfor featuring a story on the Mobile testing unit. Thanks also go out to ...
02/25/2021
Mobile testing unit makes volunteer COVID-19 tests available to Ongwanada staff

Huge thanks go out to the Kingston Whig-Standard
for featuring a story on the Mobile testing unit.
Thanks also go out to the staff that works to ensure the mobile testing unit can continue running and the staff that continue to get tested.

The Ongwanada Resource Centre is offering mobile, voluntary COVID-19 testing to its employees via a mobile unit.

We are so grateful for the work that Community Foundation for Kingston & Area does in the region. 💚
02/25/2021

We are so grateful for the work that Community Foundation for Kingston & Area does in the region. 💚

We have wrapped up our FALL COMMUNITY GRANT SPOTLIGHTS totalling $400,388 distributed between 33 grants. We would like to extend our thanks to each recipient organization for the work you are doing to enrich the communities in which we live.

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston – $5,000
H'art Centre. – $15,000
Kingston Canadian Film Festival – $5,000
Kingston Symphony Association – $14,275
North Frontenac Little Theatre Company – $14,500
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning– $5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington – $30,000
The Psychology Clinic at Queen's University – $15,300
Sensity Deafblind and Sensory Support Network of Canada – $1,384
Beyond Classrooms - Kingston – $8,623
Food Sharing Project – $15,000
Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) – $5,000
Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre – $4,239
Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area – $15,000
Dawn House – $2,050
Dawn House– $15,000
Elizabeth Fry Society Of Kingston – $13,400
Girls Inc. – $15,000
Kingston Interval House– $17,400
Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs – $11,250
Loving Spoonful – $18,000
Martha's Table – $15,000
New Leaf Link – $14,973
Ongwanada – $15,000
Outreach St. George’s Kingston – $15,000
Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation (SFCSC) $34,137
Tetra Society Of North America – $3,000
YMCA of Eastern Ontario – $7,500
YMCA of Eastern Ontario – $11,857
Central Frontenac Railway Museum – $5,000
South Frontenac Museum – $3,000
Kingston Pathways to Education – $15,000
Rotary Club of Kingston – $15,000

Our SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS applications are now closed. Our Grant Review Team are busy behind the scenes reviewing the 57 applications for funding. Stay tuned for recipient details in early Spring.

Ongwanada continues to take part in the #sleevesupon campaign. Today we roll up our sleeves for HUGS because we can't wa...
02/24/2021

Ongwanada continues to take part in the #sleevesupon campaign. Today we roll up our sleeves for HUGS because we can't wait to give hugs again!
#SleevesUpON #DevelopmentalServicesMatter
#COVID19 #Vaccine #KFLA

Ongwanada continues to take part in the #sleevesupon campaign. Today we roll up our sleeves for HUGS because we can't wait to give hugs again!
#SleevesUpON #DevelopmentalServicesMatter
#COVID19 #Vaccine #KFLA

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02/19/2021

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Did you know that you can now have COVID-19 plain language resources sent directly to your home? Visit https://hubs.li/H0GSbrC0 to browse through our library of resources and request a delivery!📨📫

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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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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