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Organization: Families Matter Co-operative  
Phone Numbers: 613-733-0112
2122A Montreal Rd
Ottawa, ON
K1J 1K5
Intersection: Ogilvie Rd and Montreal Rd
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: designated parking spaces * adapted bathroom stalls * small step to get to the front door
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12:30 pm * continual online access to resources
Executives: Miriam Fry - Executive Director
Service Description: Online resource centre that helps connect people with developmental disabilities to their families and friends. * Provides up-to-date information and comprehensive lists of resources. * Facilitates initiatives of empowerment such as supportive housing options and social enterprises. * Provides input into government structures that fund agencies serving family members and represents families as stakeholders at community and system planning tables.

Best Buddies Program: pairs students in post-secondary institutions with adults from the community with intellectual disabilities * buddies call their “Peer Buddies” on the telephone once per week, and see them every two weeks

Socialhood: Online community that empowers families and individuals by connecting like-minded people to each other and creating a platform for collaboration

Fees: Membership - $40 per year; includes voting privileges
Application: Membership form available online * download and send to Families Matter Co-operative
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions for access to the information in the resource database. Individual and family memberships are available. Visit the website for eligibility criteria.
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for People with Disabilities
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