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Organization: Ability First Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: 613-291-5422
c/o Christina Ranieri
1495 Kingsdale Rd
Ottawa, ON
K1T 1H1
Collab Space
70 Bongard Ave, Unit B
Intersection: Merivale Rd and W Hunt Club Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon 2:15 pm-6 pm
Executives: Christina Ranieri - Director, Chief Executive Officer
Catherine Aldrich - Director and Executive Assistant
Service Description: Multi use activity center * flexible programs devoted to creativity, wellbeing and community * one staff member per two participants * allows individuals living with a disability to help and mentor other individuals with the same disability * volunteer opportunities

Adult skills training: music therapy, art and recreational activities * workshops * promotes skill sets such as employment search and enrichment, communication and social development, computers and technology

Professional Mentors Team (Volunteers) : individuals living with disabilities discuss personal experiences helping participants' self confidence in a work place setting * workshops and motivational speeches for participants in Developmental Service Worker program and Personal Support Worker program

Meeting: Call or email for more information
Fees: Program - Flat rate of $60 per individual, per day, for the adult training program and the youth mentorship program * Those who are in need of financial support can apply through the organization's Board of Directors.
Application: Fill out the contact form online * individuals interested in volunteering must create a LinkedIn account and email the link
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, and others.
Languages: English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on April 10, 2017

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