Sonshine Families

Sonshine Families Sonshine is an agency dedicated to providing care for children and adults in a home or group home environment on both full time and respite basis.

Operating as usual

03/15/2021

We are back online!

Hello we are currently experiencing technical difficulties and are working on getting both our email and website back on...
03/15/2021
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Hello we are currently experiencing technical difficulties and are working on getting both our email and website back online. In the meantime we are available by phone

Thank you Santa Claus for stopping by a little early at Sonshine this year!
12/20/2020

Thank you Santa Claus for stopping by a little early at Sonshine this year!

Many years dreaming, many, many, months planing, working and  building to reach this point but most of all we are thankf...
11/14/2020

Many years dreaming, many, many, months planing, working and building to reach this point but most of all we are thankful for the possibilities for the future, for the individuals and families we support. This is celebrated in a small way today.

Again thank you everyone for visiting at our official opening including our Board of Directors, the Hon. Marie-France Lalonde M.P. for Orleans; Mr. Stephen Blais M.P.P. for Orléans, Mr. Matthew Luloff city councilor for Orléans; Ms. Laura Dudas city councilor for Innes, and Ms. Catherine Kitts city councilor for Cumberland as well as all our other honoured guests. We hope to see you all again when we're able to safely hold an open house.

Thank you to the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund's 1 million dollar grant that we were able to build our our dream. Thank you to Blueprint Construction who turned our dream into a reality. Thank you to The Ontario Trillium Foundation for their Capital Grant which enabled us to create our two Snoezelen rooms and have accessible computer equipment. Thank you to The Home Depot for designing and building our sensory garden this coming spring; thank you to Kitchens By Design for our beautiful cabinets and floor. Thank you to Nspired Signs, Rotary International, Zodiac, Pathway Hyundai, Surgenor Ottawa, REM Charette, Oegema Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd for their contributions to the building. Most of all thank you to our participants, their families, and our staff who worked with us to create our new home, were patient during this transition, and continually work to make Sonshine what it is today.

Again thank you everyone for visiting at our official opening including our Board of Directors, the Hon. Marie-France La...
11/14/2020

Again thank you everyone for visiting at our official opening including our Board of Directors, the Hon. Marie-France Lalonde M.P. for Orleans; Mr. Stephen Blais M.P.P. for Orléans, Mr. Matthew Luloff city councilor for Orléans; Ms. Laura Dudas city councilor for Innes, and Ms. Catherine Kitts city councilor for Cumberland as well as all our other honoured guests. We hope to see you all again when we're able to safely hold an open house.

Thank you to the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund's 1 million dollar grant that we were able to build our our dream. Thank you to Blueprint Construction who turned our dream into a reality. Thank you to The Ontario Trillium Foundation for their Capital Grant which enabled us to create our two Snoezelen rooms and have accessible computer equipment. Thank you to The Home Depot for designing and building our sensory garden this coming spring; thank you to Kitchens By Design for our beautiful cabinets and floor. Thank you to Nspired Signs, Rotary International, Zodiac, Pathway Hyundai, Surgenor Ottawa, REM Charette, Oegema Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd for their contributions to the building. Most of all thank you to our participants, their families, and our staff who worked with us to create our new home, were patient during this transition, and continually work to make Sonshine what it is today.

11/14/2020

Welcome to Sonshine's Community Inclusion Centre's official opening. Thank you to Hon. Marie-France Lalonde M.P. for Orléans, Mr. Stephen Blais M.P.P. for Orléans, Mr. Matthew Luloff, Councilor for Orleans, and council liason for the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Ms. Laura Dudas, Deputy Mayor of Ottawa and City Councilor for Innes, and Ms. Catherine Kitts, Councillor for Cumberland for attending. Once Covid is over we look forward to inviting everyone to an open house.

Please stay tuned for our virtual tour.

Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
09/29/2020

Lotus Centre for Special Music Education

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Sonshine Families to create a new Orleans location as part of their fabulous community inclusion centre! Lessons will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting in late October. Spaces are very limited!

Sonshine is moving to our new location at 1-3735 St. Joseph Blvd. this week and will not have full access to our lines o...
09/28/2020
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Sonshine is moving to our new location at 1-3735 St. Joseph Blvd. this week and will not have full access to our lines of communication. We will get back to any emails or phone calls next week. Look for our upcoming virtual tour of our new building on our website in the coming weeks.

Sonshine Community Ministries  May 8, 2020To All Sonshine Cove Campers, Staff and Families,We have been monitoring the p...
05/12/2020
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Sonshine Community Ministries

May 8, 2020

To All Sonshine Cove Campers, Staff and Families,

We have been monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and how it impacts on our Respite Program and Summer Camp at Sonshine Cove. We have carefully reviewed all possible options to operate under the current conditions. We have determined that we are unable to operate or even modify our current program in a way that would ensure all of our campers and staff could be protected from possible exposure to Covid 19. It is with regret that the Board of Directors has recommended we cancel all respite and camp programs until the end of August 2020. We had hoped things would improve and we would be able to run some of our summer camps. However, the risks remain too high and we have no choice to cancel our summer camp program for 2020. With the camp setting of communal living it would be impossible to keep everyone safe.
We are committed to providing this valued camp and respite program as soon as it is safe to do so. As soon as a way clear can be seen it will immediately resume. We know how disappointing this is for our campers and their families but remain hopeful that when the Covid-19 situation improves we can plan additional week and weekend dates when we resume.
Your input and suggestions are welcomed.
Len Goddard
Executive Director
Sonshine Community Ministries
613-834-8187 ext 222
[email protected]
www.sonshinefamilies.ca

04/01/2020

Hello everyone in this upside down world of Covid-19 we continue to support our residential services(with many safety precautions in place) as usual. However we cannot welcome any outside visitors at this time. Our main administrative office is operating with a skeleton staff. Most work is being done from home so if you call or email our Management staff will get back to you.
Our biggest change is to our BEAM and RAYS dayprogram we have moved our programming online if you would like an invite to our online program please contact us and we will send you one.(613)834-8187 ext.222 ,228 or 232
We have also had to cancel our Respite weekends at Sonshine Cove we will let you know when they will resume and will continue to adjust this schedule as things evolve. If anyone who is missing camp would like participate in our online dayprogram please contact us.
We hope you all are staying well and we are here to help in anyway we can if you are struggling even if just need someone to a talk to don’t hesitate to reach out.
We are looking forward to seeing you all live and in person after Covid-19. Meanwhile stay connected with us virtually.
Stay well.
Your Sonshine Family

Come see us at Canterbury Community Centre for the Ottawa Inclusive Recreation Camp Fair!
03/08/2020

Come see us at Canterbury Community Centre for the Ottawa Inclusive Recreation Camp Fair!

02/05/2020

Sonshine Families is looking for qualified caring individuals to work in our adult special needs group homes located in the east end of Ottawa. If you enjoy helping people and making a difference in your community this may be the job for you. There are full time and part time positions available for Developmental Service Workers or Personal Support Workers with experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

01/09/2020

Sonshine Families is looking for qualified caring individuals to work in our adult special needs group homes located in the east end of Ottawa. If you enjoy helping people and making a difference in your community this may be the job for you. There are full time and part time positions available for Developmental Service Workers or Personal Support Workers with experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

01/08/2020
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01/08/2020

Sonshine Families

12/13/2019

Sonshine Families adult special needs group homes located in Cumberland Village)east end of Ottawa. Has full time and part time/relief/on-call positions available for DSW’s, PSW/Social Workers experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

11/13/2019

Sonshine Families adult special needs group homes located in Cumberland Village)east end of Ottawa. Has full time and part time/relief/on-call positions available for DSW’s, PSW/Social Workers experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

09/27/2019

Sonshine Families adult special needs group homes located in Cumberland Village)east end of Ottawa. Has full time and part time/relief/on-call positions available for DSW’s, PSW/Social Workers experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

We are excited to announce that registration for Camp Weekends is now open. For more information and to register visit o...
08/29/2019
Camp Weekends

We are excited to announce that registration for Camp Weekends is now open. For more information and to register visit our website at http://sonshinefamilies.ca/camp-weekend/

Where: Sonshine Cove, Lac Corbeau When: September 20-22, 2019 October 18-20, 2019 November 15-17, 2019 December 13-15, 2019 January 17-19, 2020 February 14-16, 2020 March 16-20, 2020(March Break) April 17-19, […]

08/28/2019

Sonshine Families adult special needs group homes located in Cumberland Village)east end of Ottawa. Has full time and part time/relief/on-call positions available for DSW’s, PSW/Social Workers experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

08/27/2019
06/06/2019

Sonshine Cove, a residential camp for children,youth and adults with special needs is looking to hire camp counselors. We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and flexible and with a heart for working with individuals with special needs.

05/24/2019

Sonshine Families adult special needs group homes located in Cumberland Village)east end of Ottawa. Has full time and part time/relief/on-call positions available for DSW’s, PSW/Social Workers experience/training in behavioural support a definite asset. If interested please send resume to [email protected]

04/25/2019

Sonshine Cove, a residential camp for children,youth and adults with special needs is looking to hire camp counselors. We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and flexible and with a heart for working with individuals with special needs.

Love Winnie the Pooh
04/16/2019
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04/15/2019
Stephen Blais

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Old Montreal Rd in Cumberland Ontario will be closed near the The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. The road has been washed out and the City is initiating emergency repairs. Please use alternate routes.

Come visit us at the Algonquin DSW job fair from 3pm to 4:30pm today by the cafeteria
03/20/2019

Come visit us at the Algonquin DSW job fair from 3pm to 4:30pm today by the cafeteria

03/07/2018
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Respect,understanding, compassion and mostly variety are what make this world a better place. Words are powerful use them to uplift and empower ❤️

Today is the #NOGOODWAY campaign and motionball wants Canadians to know: when you use the R-word, people see you differently.

Join us and Special Olympics Canada in standing up for Canadians with an intellectual disability by liking and sharing the 2018 video now! Together, we can eliminate the use of the R-word across Canada.

We are at the Jim Durrell Arena until 3 for the Special Needs Fair Camp edition! Presented by the city of Ottawa. Come s...
03/04/2017

We are at the Jim Durrell Arena until 3 for the Special Needs Fair Camp edition! Presented by the city of Ottawa. Come stop in and say hi!

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07/05/2016

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06/29/2016

Sonshine Families

Address

1-3735 St Joseph Blvd
Orleans, ON
K4A 0Z7

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(613) 834-8187

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