Ability First Ottawa

Ability First Ottawa Ability First Ottawa Ability First Ottawa (AFO) currently operates weekly afternoon/evening programs where people with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to participate in creative and productive activities within safe and friendly environment.

This charity organization offers flexible programs devoted to the development and promotion of creativity, well-being, and community among persons with varies disabilities. Ages 10- 70. Providing:

• Educational programming and workshops
• Providing mentoring program for youth/ students
• Promoting volunteering amongst youth/ students
• Personal Care

Support Initiative COVID-19

We have been givi

This charity organization offers flexible programs devoted to the development and promotion of creativity, well-being, and community among persons with varies disabilities. Ages 10- 70. Providing:

• Educational programming and workshops
• Providing mentoring program for youth/ students
• Promoting volunteering amongst youth/ students
• Personal Care

Support Initiative COVID-19

We have been givi

Operating as usual

Happy Disabilities Pride Month: At its most basic, Disability Pride Month is a month set aside –– to focus attention on ...
07/18/2021

Happy Disabilities Pride Month: At its most basic, Disability Pride Month is a month set aside –– to focus attention on the disability community and celebrate the pride disabled people have as people with disabilities. (source from google search)

At #AbilityFirstOttawa we celebrate by giving back to the community and as always there are so many to people to thank :)

07/03/2021

Abraxas Appraisals & Liquidations Fundraiser in support of Ability First Ottawa.
July 4, 2021- Canada Day Weekend At The Stittsville's Vintage Flea Market, 2076 Carp Road, from
9-5 p.m.

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Check out the great bargains at the Abraxas tables while helping to support a deserving charity.

50% of funds raised from sales going to charity.

While you're there be sure to grab a few garden supplies at Ritchie's next door and end the outing with lunch at the renowned Pong's Poutine truck.

Vintage Clothing / Collectibles / Jewelery Antique Quilts / Games/ Sports Cards .....and more

A day of reflection, learning, kindness and listening
07/01/2021

A day of reflection, learning, kindness and listening

A day of reflection, learning, kindness and listening

06/29/2021
My Access Masks &

So thankful for the support from @MyAccessMask during our covid initiative all through these covid times. #Shareyoursmile @canadianhardofhearingassociation

Be sun & heat safe today
06/28/2021

Be sun & heat safe today

Be sun & heat safe today

06/26/2021

We would like to bring awareness to a local charity that does great things for the disabled in our community. Ability First Ottawa is a charitable organization that provides comprehensive services and support to individuals (with or without developmental disabilities) and their families.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers for your huge efforts to help those within our community who need help, awareness, support, inclusion, equality and accommodation.

Contact information:
Christina Ranieri, BA.Soc., SSW, DSW & OAMHP-affiliate Cert
Executive Director, Ability First Ottawa
email: [email protected]

facebook: 👉 facebook.com/abilityfirstottawa 👈
facebook: 👉 facebook.com/Abilityinfluencer/ 👈

Instagram: 👉 abilityfirstottawa

Linkedin: 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-ranieri-ssw-dsw-ba-soc-and-oamhp-ca-50470261

website: 👉 www.abilityfirstottawa.org
twitter: 👉 @AbilityFirstOtt
cell: 613.291.5422

Due to COVID-19:

Please Donate through: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ability-first-ottawa-inc/campaign/support-initiative-covid-19/

The AFO garden is nicely taking shape!!! #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa
06/02/2021

The AFO garden is nicely taking shape!!!
#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

The AFO garden is nicely taking shape!!!
#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

Happy #Pride2021
06/01/2021

Happy #Pride2021

Happy #Pride2021

05/30/2021

Well this has been Beauty of a weekend 💛☀️🌝🌞
Hoping you all got to enjoy the most of it...
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal #cityofottawa #jimwatson

Love you Mom. Thank you Mom and Dad for donating some buckets for the Ability First Ottawa community gardens #chairty #o...
05/30/2021

Love you Mom. Thank you Mom and Dad for donating some buckets for the Ability First Ottawa community gardens

#chairty #ottawalifestyle #Abilityfirstottawa #loveyourself #disabilityleadership

Love you Mom. Thank you Mom and Dad for donating some buckets for the Ability First Ottawa community gardens

#chairty #ottawalifestyle #Abilityfirstottawa #loveyourself #disabilityleadership

05/25/2021
Thank you #community of #stittsville alot of happy parents ❤ some went to #Abilityfirstottawa and the rest to other init...
05/18/2021

Thank you #community of #stittsville alot of happy parents ❤ some went to #Abilityfirstottawa and the rest to other initiatives in the #ottawa #chairty #ott

Thank you #community of #stittsville alot of happy parents ❤ some went to #Abilityfirstottawa and the rest to other initiatives in the #ottawa #chairty #ott

More plants  #Abilityfirstottawa & community gardens! We love gardening & supporting #localbusiness #mentalhealthmatters...
05/14/2021

More plants #Abilityfirstottawa & community gardens! We love gardening & supporting #localbusiness #mentalhealthmatters #chairty #ottawalife #cats

More plants #Abilityfirstottawa & community gardens! We love gardening & supporting #localbusiness #mentalhealthmatters #chairty #ottawalife #cats

May 14 -Tulip fans everywhere are invited to experience the gift of tulips through the immersive virtual experience on t...
05/14/2021

May 14 -
Tulip fans everywhere are invited to experience the gift of tulips through the immersive virtual experience on the Canadian Tulip Festival’s website. Take a virtual walking tour, get an inside look at the planting process and learn about the event’s rich history.
#ottawa #tulip #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal

May 14 -
Tulip fans everywhere are invited to experience the gift of tulips through the immersive virtual experience on the Canadian Tulip Festival’s website. Take a virtual walking tour, get an inside look at the planting process and learn about the event’s rich history.
#ottawa #tulip #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal

Nope, there is no special.....its just Wednesday!!!!! Happy hump day to you all!!!#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlo...
05/12/2021

Nope, there is no special.....its just Wednesday!!!!!
Happy hump day to you all!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal
abilityfirstottawa.org

Nope, there is no special.....its just Wednesday!!!!!
Happy hump day to you all!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal
abilityfirstottawa.org

Thank you so much @cobrierestaurant . Please #ottawa support #smallbuisness #charity @foodsharingottawa #teamworkmakesth...
05/11/2021

Thank you so much @cobrierestaurant . Please #ottawa support #smallbuisness #charity @foodsharingottawa #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Thank you so much @cobrierestaurant . Please #ottawa support #smallbuisness #charity @foodsharingottawa #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

What.... National Eat What you Want day???? Is this a real thing......why didn't someone say something before, this kind...
05/11/2021

What.... National Eat What you Want day???? Is this a real thing......why didn't someone say something before, this kind of thing takes planning!!!!!!!!

So, what's on your plate tonight???

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/may-11-2020-national-eat-what-you-want-day-national-twilight-zone-day-national-foam-rolling-day-national-womens-checkup-day/

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal #food #dinnertime

What.... National Eat What you Want day???? Is this a real thing......why didn't someone say something before, this kind of thing takes planning!!!!!!!!

So, what's on your plate tonight???

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/may-11-2020-national-eat-what-you-want-day-national-twilight-zone-day-national-foam-rolling-day-national-womens-checkup-day/

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal #food #dinnertime

05/11/2021

Ability First Ottawa.....Creating support and awareness for our clients and the families who support them!
With thanks to our volunteers....without you we would be lost!
If you are interested in learning more about who we are, what we do and how you can help, please go to urgent website abilityfirstittawa.org
#ottawa #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #volunteer

We are all somebody! #abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal
05/10/2021

We are all somebody!
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

We are all somebody!
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

In times like now, we can’t hug our Mum as tight as we want too. We love our Mums each and everyday..... today is just a...
05/09/2021

In times like now, we can’t hug our Mum as tight as we want too. We love our Mums each and everyday..... today is just an extra special day!
A simple call, text or letter means so much for those of us who can’t be physically present.
Love travels to wherever, whoever and however you send it.
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #mothersday

In times like now, we can’t hug our Mum as tight as we want too. We love our Mums each and everyday..... today is just an extra special day!
A simple call, text or letter means so much for those of us who can’t be physically present.
Love travels to wherever, whoever and however you send it.
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #mothersday

Today is the day we send our love, respect and a Billion hugs to all the Mummies out there! We would not be here without...
05/09/2021

Today is the day we send our love, respect and a Billion hugs to all the Mummies out there!
We would not be here without you, we could not get through a day without you, and we could not have become and achieved what we have without you!
#mothersday #mothers #moms #mums #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

Today is the day we send our love, respect and a Billion hugs to all the Mummies out there!
We would not be here without you, we could not get through a day without you, and we could not have become and achieved what we have without you!
#mothersday #mothers #moms #mums #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

What does your weekend look like so far?????  For #abilityfirstottawa it’s about client check in, delivery PPE, and maki...
05/08/2021

What does your weekend look like so far?????

For #abilityfirstottawa it’s about client check in, delivery PPE, and making sure our clients are set up for next week!

If you would like to help, even a small donation goes a long way
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ability-first-ottawa-inc/

#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

What does your weekend look like so far?????

For #abilityfirstottawa it’s about client check in, delivery PPE, and making sure our clients are set up for next week!

If you would like to help, even a small donation goes a long way
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ability-first-ottawa-inc/

#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

Wishing you all a relaxing, enjoying and peaceful weekend!!!   #abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa
05/08/2021

Wishing you all a relaxing, enjoying and peaceful weekend!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

Wishing you all a relaxing, enjoying and peaceful weekend!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #supportlocal #ottawa

05/06/2021

Times are challenging for us all, Ability first Ottawa remains dedicated to its clients and community. This is a reminder that we are there and we care.
Together we can ride this storm!
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal #team #together

Hello there sunshine..... it’s great to see you, it’s been a while! Come and stay for a few months please!!!!#abilityfir...
05/06/2021

Hello there sunshine..... it’s great to see you, it’s been a while!
Come and stay for a few months please!!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Hello there sunshine..... it’s great to see you, it’s been a while!
Come and stay for a few months please!!!!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Weeeekeeennnnnndddd...... Kidding!!! Of course it’s not, it’s only Wednesday! But it had you looking! Now we have your a...
05/05/2021

Weeeekeeennnnnndddd...... Kidding!!!
Of course it’s not, it’s only Wednesday! But it had you looking! Now we have your attention go to http://abilityfirstottawa.org and learn more about who we are!!!!
If you want to volunteer in anyway-just connect with us!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Weeeekeeennnnnndddd...... Kidding!!!
Of course it’s not, it’s only Wednesday! But it had you looking! Now we have your attention go to http://abilityfirstottawa.org and learn more about who we are!!!!
If you want to volunteer in anyway-just connect with us!

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Wishing you the happiest of hump days. #abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal
05/05/2021

Wishing you the happiest of hump days. #abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Wishing you the happiest of hump days. #abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Who else got themself an unplanned pandemic pet????#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #amazonwishlist #supportlocal #ppe #hog
05/04/2021

Who else got themself an unplanned pandemic pet????
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #amazonwishlist #supportlocal #ppe #hog

Who else got themself an unplanned pandemic pet????
#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #amazonwishlist #supportlocal #ppe #hog

05/04/2021

#abilityfirstottawa #ottawa #supportlocal

Just a quick chat with Chandra Arya  with the team at AFO. Talking about what we do, how we do it, and how we can do mor...
05/04/2021

Just a quick chat with Chandra Arya with the team at AFO. Talking about what we do, how we do it, and how we can do more.
Ability First Ottawa

Just a quick chat with Chandra Arya with the team at AFO. Talking about what we do, how we do it, and how we can do more.
Ability First Ottawa

It’s always a busy time at AFO as resupplying involves a lot of team work and time. We have to speak to all the small bu...
05/03/2021

It’s always a busy time at AFO as resupplying involves a lot of team work and time. We have to speak to all the small businesses we work with, check the number of supplies needed for our community partners, get the in-kind receipts done and confirm the needs of all those we serve in the community.
When it comes to re-supplies, we want to make sure we are ready for drop offs and have routes ready for deliveries. It’s always fun for us when items come in, and seeing all those have some enjoyment in their lives really brightens our day.

As a result of everyone’s involvement in this initiative we have reached almost 2000 people either one time or continuously. There are days it’s hard for us but the good moments make all the difference. Despite our lack of social media activity, we continue to work hard to get supplies out to people and we participate in the Ottawa community a great deal. Please know you are making a great impact.

The most stressful moments involve donations. We never know what’s coming in regards to funds, we have applied to 4 grants and we are hoping they will get back to us. It’s always a waiting game and the challenges of the huge increase in need of our service can be tough but we keep going.

Also we would like to dedicate this post to those lost in these COVID times; Rebecca Quiring, Leo Santostefano & Carl Reinboth, and many others. Our hearts go out to your friends and families.

Shout outs:

@Chrissynolan, @karenbedard, Annie and the @Lebretonoch
Sandie Churchill: MasksMinders Designer
Bootleg Buttons for our tshirts
CoBrie Restaurant and Catering
Dairy Distillery
Zoes Corner
Foodsharing Ottawa
Helena Guzmán / Design Your Plate
@hubottawa Janet Seto
WOW - World of Women
Healthy Beauty & Nutrition by Lana
Celtic Yule Psychic &Craft Fundraiser Fair
Safeline Group
eSAX - The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience
@robocwater Brown Bag Event Co.
Magdalena Morataya Ottawa Artist
@anitacomfort and her team at Ontario East
Anona Kosmack Art Fueled Living with Anona Kosmack
Operation Ramzieh
Ottawa Humane Society
Fillerrup.ca
Tru Earth
Fiesta Ottawa
Twillow Lifestyle
Faces Magazine
Capitaltek

#TruEarthMovement #AbilityFirstOttawa #chairty #smallbusinesssupport #entrepreneur #eSOX #eSAX

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Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School was honoured to have worked with the staff of Ability First Ottawa . They volunteered freely of their valuable time in supporting a Sir Guy Carleton student in a two week work experience placement. They were unfailingly kind and supportive of this unique program. Without them, we could not do the work we do. We are most grateful to them for their help. @SirGuyKnights
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Can you guys come out & volunteer? We need help at water stations... https://www.facebook.com/104295340908306/posts/104603560877484?sfns=mo
Welcoming and accepting organization who doesn’t judge newcomers, but instead welcomes them to embrace his or her own unique qualities and gifts.
I recommend to everyone with disabilities to use AFO’s services. As this is the best most friendliest charity for disabled people to have what they were missing in life.
Came out to the Victor Bishop album release party T Fatboy’s Smoke house. It was a great time with great new friends and great music. Christina if you need any help in the future, just message me!
It is with great appreciation to introduce the Light Lyme sponsored venue, The Centurion Conference & Event Center! We are so grateful for their #support of this #charitable awareness #event in order to raise funds to launch the Ability First Ottawa #LymeDiseaseInitiative which will administer further #awareness, #education, support and #resources to those living with, affected by, and concerned about #LymeDisease. Join us on #May12 at The Centurion Conference & Event Center in support of #LightLyme, the #AbilityFirstOttawa #Lyme Disease #Initiative and those currently suffering with this debilitating and potentially fatal #disease, now endemic in our region. #Tickets to Light Lyme are now available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/light-lyme-tickets-59564721686 💚 💚 💚 #ottcity #myOttawa #Ottawaevents #Ottawa Ontario #personswithdisabilities #lymediseaaseawareness #awarenessmatters #CenturionCentre #sponsor #charity #lymelife #lymedontkillmyvibe #unbreakable #checkmate