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

Inspiring Possibilities

Minister Jaczek Visits CLUOV
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services chose Pembroke as her location to announce the province's Employment and Modernization Fund Project, with Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley. The Minister toured several residential properties that allow individuals supported by Community Living to live independently. Jaczek also learned about the Valley Housing project that will support inclusive living accommodations for nine additional people with intellectual disabilities in the community. Read all about it: Minister Visits CLUOV

Community Living Ontario Awards
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley earned two provincial awards at the Community Living Ontario Conference this fall - the James Montgomerie Award and the Social Media Award.

Community Living is one of more than 300 organizations eligible for the award throughout the province of Ontario. Read all about it: CLUOV Recognized With Two Provincial Awards

Raina Flexhaug Appointed To Provincial Board
Raina Flexhaug has been elected to the Council of Community Living Ontario.To be on the Council, you must be a person with an intellectual disability who is at least 18 years old. You must know your rights and advocate for yourself and others. You must live in a designated region and be a member of a local Community Living association. You must then be elected to represent your region and aim to improve the lives of others. For more information on the council, follow this link.

Nick Foley: Inclusion Advocate

CLUOV was pleased to welcome Nick Foley, a Canadian Youth Speaker, to deliver the keynote address for their Annual General Meeting. More than 68 participants attended the free evening. In addition to Foley, Community Living presented its Executive Award to Mulvihill Drug Mart. Employee recognition awards were also presented. Click here for photos! We are looking forward to celebrating our 60th anniversary next year! Thanks to Cogeco for taping our AGM. Click here for the video.

Community Living Ontario Conference Highlights
The fall 2017 Community Living Ontario Conference resulted in a lot of news for Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley. Follow these links for more information:

Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities (home sharers). Click on the video (to the right) for a short one-minute preview of what LifeShare is about. Then, visit our Lifeshare page for more information, or watch the featured 10-minute video of real-life stories featuring Ontario home providers and home sharers and see if this could be something you could offer someone in the local community.

Guess What Else We've Been Up To!

  • In February 2017, we welcomed David Pitonyak to speak to employees and the public about how to embrace and build inclusive communities.
  • In June 2016, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley received Accreditation with Distinction. Read more about our accreditation process and outcomes.
Resources You Should Know About

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:

Partners For Planning Resource Network
An innovative online resource that assists families in creating a good life and secure future for their loved one.

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

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.