OPADD Partners

The Ontario Partnership relies on the participation of service providers, planners, policy makers, educators and researchers. The following list of links to partners websites includes organizations that participate on OPADD regional committees and at the provincial OPADD table.

Alzheimer Society of Kingston

The Alzheimer Society of Kingston offers support and education for families of people with Alzheimer’s (and related forms of dementia). We also advocate on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. We ensure they have a voice when it comes to public policies that affect them. The Alzheimer Society of Kingston also raises money to help find a cause and cure for the disease.

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay

The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer Disease and related disorders and to promote research.

Alzheimer Society – Victoria County

The mission of the Alzheimer Society Victoria County is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer Disease and related disorders and to promote research.

Baycrest Centre

A multi-level health-care system dedicated to improving the quality of life of the elderly with a strong focus on brain functioning and mental health. They provide help to more than 3,000 older adults every day – from the well and active to the ill and cognitively impaired. They also support and educate families, conduct research into aging, teach students and help train those who care for the elderly.

Bethammi Nursing Home

The home supports a full range of programs and services, providing care to elderly, physically-disabled adults, those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as the frail with high-intensity medical needs.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

A voluntary family agency that has served the Hamilton and Burlington communities since 1944. Services are available to people of all faiths.

Central Community Care Access Centre

The Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects people of all ages to the care they need at home and in the community. It also helps people find the right housing options when living independently is no longer possible. Central CCAC’s catchment area includes more than 1.7 million people who reside in South Simcoe, York Region, North York and parts of the Toronto communities of Etobicoke and York.

Christian Horizons

An Evangelical Christian organization offering a full range of support to individuals with a Developmental Disability across Ontario.

Coleman Care Centre

A 112 Long Term Care bed facility located in Barrie.

Community Care Access North Simcoe & Muskoka

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) provide an access point to health and personal support services to help individuals live independently at home or to assist them in making the transition to a long-term care home.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton

A local association for community living with a record of accreditation with distinction and service excellence; the association has received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to conduct a study of the needs of older adults with developmental disabilities.

Community Living Central Huron

The goal of Community Living – Central Huron: “That people live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community and have the opportunity to participate effectively.”

Community Living Chatham-Kent

Community Living Chatham-Kent is a non-profit charitable organization started by volunteers and parents of people with an intellectual disability who wanted to see people living and contributing in communities. Services are person centered and based on individual needs.

Community Living Dundas

Community Living Dundas supports individuals as they develop their capacity to live, learn, work and participate in all aspects of living community life in meaningful, productive ways. They help the community develop its capacity to welcome and support people who have not always had the same opportunities as the rest of us to participate in community life in meaningful, productive ways.

Community Living Ontario (CLO)

Supports the full inclusion of people identified as having an intellectual disability in all aspects of community living.

Community Living Renfrew County South

A non-profit charitable organization offering supports and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton

Offers programmes and services that support the family of persons with a physical or developmental disability and, prepare that person for independence.

Community Living Thunder Bay

The goal of Community Living Thunder Bay is that ALL people live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community and have the opportunity to participate effectively.

Community Living Toronto, Scarborough

Strives to support people with intellectual disabilities at different stages of their lives. in the community, no matter how unique or special their needs.

Confederation College


Contact Niagara is your first link to developmental disabilities information and services in Niagara.

Cummer Lodge

Cummer Lodge is an accredited long-term care facility providing 24-hour care for 391 residents. Cummer Lodge believes in a multicultural setting, where residents of diverse religions and cultures live together while respecting each others beliefs and traditions.

Down Syndrome Association of Sudbury

An organization of people committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute – University of Ottawa

The Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute is a partnership of the SCO Health Service and the University of Ottawa. The SCO Health Service is a health care organization affiliated with the University of Ottawa that actively promotes the integration of research and education with service delivery in its four programs-Complex Continuing Care (348 beds at Saint-Vincent Hospital), Long-Term Care (71 beds at Villa Marguerite; 198 beds at Résidence Saint-Louis), Palliative Care (36 beds), and Rehabilitation and Care of the Elderly (98 beds including the Day Hospital).

Fairmount Home

Fairmount Home is a non-for-profit municipal 128 bed long term care facility with a strong reputation for dementia care.

Families Matter Cooperative

An On-line Resource Centre that Connects people with developmental disabilities, their families and friends to each other, to up-to date information, to comprehensive lists of resources. They facilitate Initiatives that empower our members such as: Supportive Housing Options, Social Enterprises, Other initiatives needed by members

Community Living Georgina

A non-profit organization that offers support and services to approximately 150 individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the town of Georgina.

Haldimand Association for the Developmentally Challenged

The Association provides individualized support to individuals to live in a variety of residential settings and teaches life skills, budgeting and social skills. Helps individuals to participate through work, recreational and leisure activities within their communities.

Haliburton, Northumberland, Victoria Access Centre

Simplified access to a wide variety of community health services for eligible clients. Services are directed at minimizing hospital admissions, decreasing length of stay in hospital, as well as minimizing or delaying admission to long-term care facilities. When the latter is no longer possible the Access Center facilitates the placement process.

Halton Support Services

Provide the initial contact point for families/individuals who are interested in accessing residential and non-residential supports from the Children and Adult Developmental Services Sector in Halton.

L’Arche Toronto, Daybreak and Ottawa

An international network of faith-based communities creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities.

Lakeside LTC

The Centre provides a homelike environment and high quality care for individuals who are unable to live independently and require 24-hour nursing care.

Lakehead University – Thunder Bay Ontario

Lutheran Community Care Centre

The Lutheran Community Care Centre is a Social Service organization of the Lutheran churches in the Thunder Bay Area. Established in 1979, the Care Centre provides an array of services that are dynamic – changing as the needs of the community change. A common theme among all our services is a holistic approach and a focus on advocacy especially for disadvantaged individuals.

Mary Centre

Mary Centre provides residential services to adults with a developmental disability in Toronto, Brampton, and Woodbridge. Qualified staff assist each person to reach their full potential.

Marycrest Homes

A non-profit, interdenominational Home for the Aged, Marycrest is home to 156 residents who require nursing and personal care.

Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene

The Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene is a 312-bed psychiatric hospital with three distinct divisions. The Acute and Community Care Division. The Tertiary Care Division, offering geriatric and dual diagnosis services and the Forensic Division.

Muki Baum Association

A non profit organization that runs residential and day programs for children and adults with both an emotional and developmental disability.

North East LHIN

One of 14 Local Health Integration Networks that have been established and launched in Ontario. A community-based organization that will plan, coordinate, integrate and fund health care services at the local level.

North West Community Care Access Centre

The North West CCAC helps people to: Live independently at home; Apply for admission to a long-term care home. They also provide information about local community support service agencies and we can link people to these agencies to arrange services.

Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO)

An incorporated non-profit provincial organization and a registered charity supporting Elderly Persons Centres across Ontario.

Ongwanada Resource Centre

A nonprofit organization, Ongwanada offers a wide range of individualized services and community supports to approximately 600 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario. Our funding comes primarily from the Ministry of Community and Social Services and we are managed by a volunteer Board of Governors.

Ontario Association of Non Profit Homes and Housing for Seniors (OANHHS)

A provincial membership-based organization that has represented not-for-profit providers of services, care and housing for seniors for over 80 years.

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)

Facilitates the sharing of ideas, resources, systems and information and liaises with Government on behalf of member organizations to improve the development of cost effective quality supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCACs)

Serves as a collective voice for the contributions made by CCACs who provide a simplified point of access to Long Term Care for more than 400,000 people each year.

Ontario Gerontology Association / ontarienne de gérontologie (OGA)

An incorporated voluntary organization concerned with aging, thereby promoting quality of life for older adults. Its membership provides an inter-disciplinary forum for those involved in the field of gerontology.

Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA)

The largest long term care providers organization in Ontario. Member facilities are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide care and accommodation services to residents throughout Ontario.

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services – Developmental Services

Ontario ministry that funds and provides services and supports to adults with a developmental disability and their families.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ontario Ministry that funds services for home and community support services (visiting health professionals, personal care and support, homemaking, community support services) and residential care services for seniors (supportive housing, retirement homes, long-term care homes).

Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat

Government of Ontario website with links to government information booklets of interest to older adults.

Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

A voluntary, non-profit association that accredits retirement residences in Ontario.

Options Northwest

OPTIONS provides personal and residential supports to persons who, because of a developmental challenge, physical disability, or chronic behaviour or mental health problem, require support to reach their fullest potential and to remain within their community.

Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

The Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities’ (OCAPDD) purpose is to support community integration and personal well-being for children and adults with developmental disabilities within the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

Participation House

Provides residential housing and day programs to adults with varying levels of physical disabilities within York Region.

Progressive Therapy

Progressive Therapy provides physiotherapy services to long term care homes, and the North East Community Care Access Centre.

Providence Care

(PCCC) is the leading regional provider of non-acute health care in Southeastern Ontario and a major centre for teaching and research, through our affiliation with Queen’s University.


Provides a full range of support services to people with developmental disabilities within a framework of Jewish culture and values. Reena was instrumental in the formation of the Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities.

Regional Support Associates

Regional Support Associates is a group of dedicated, caring specialists in developmental disabilities. Regional Support Associates provides services to adults with a developmental disability. Their services are offered to the individual, their families and agencies supporting them in their community. There are no fees for their services provided they are within the catchment area. They are associated with the Woodstock General Hospital.

Rockcliffe Long-Term Care Facility

Rockcliffe specializes in long-term care for older adults with varied health and functional needs.

Royal Ottawa Hospital

The Royal Ottawa Hospital is the provider of specialized mental health services in Eastern Ontario for people with serious, complex and recurring mental illness.

Rygiel Supports for Community Living

Rygiel supports for community is a non-profit organization governed bya volunteer Board of Directors. Much of our funding is provided through the Ministry of Community and Social services. The remaining comes through charitable contributions. Our mandate directs us to support children and adults in our community who have a developmental disability as well as other handicapping conditions. The manner in which we support people is based on a set of beliefs held by the agency.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Distinguished by their innovative approaches, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization founded in 1908. Today they are leading the evolution of health care by combining the wisdom and caring values of our tradition with the unlimited opportunities of the knowledge and information age.

Salvation Army Lawson Ministries

Salvation Army Lawson Ministries is a community-based, residential support program designed to support adults with dual diagnosis including developmental disabilities and psychiatric issues.

The Salvation Army, Broadview Village

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. Its objects are the advancement of the Christian religion of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objectives beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

Services aux enfants ed adultes de Prescott Russell Services to Children and Adults

The Prescott-Russell Services to Children and Adults thrive to valorize each individual, family and every community of Prescott-Russell.

Service Coordination des services

Service Coordination assists people with developmental disabilities and or autism in the community. Their goal is to help you access the supports and services available to you and your family.

Seven Oaks Homes for the Aged

This home takes a multidisciplinary approach to working with each individual resident to maximize independence and quality of life.

Simcoe Community Services

Simcoe Community Services is a multi-service agency that provides a wide range of programs & services to pre-school children and their families including the Ontario Early Years Centre in the Barrie/Simcoe/Bradford riding. The agency also supports children, teens and adults who have an intellectual disability and believes that everyone can contribute to their community.

Social Planning Council of Ottawa

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is a people-centered, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, whose primary objective is to build the community’s capacity to improve the social and economic well-being of its residents.

St. Joseph at Fleming

This Long Term Care Home, situated on the campus of Fleming College, believes that care and compassion are essential in fostering sanctity of life and in creating a home environment that promotes personal worth and dignity. The partnership with Fleming College supports a unique opportunity for cross sector learning through student placements. Students from more than 20 programs participate in clinical field practice, applied research, and volunteer initiatives within or associated with the facility. St. Joseph’s at Fleming also houses the college’s Institute for Healthy Aging, which promotes learning and research about best practices in healthy aging, geriatric and long-term care, and creates opportunities for intergenerational programming.

St. Joseph’s Care Group

St. Joseph’s Care Group is a Catholic organization committed to provide compassionate and holistic care and services to the people of Northwestern Ontario.

St. Joseph’s Villa of Sudbury

St. Joseph’s Villa provides an expanded definition of geriatric services for the Sudbury area and nurtures the body, mind and spirit of all residents’ families, staff and visitors at various stages of their life journeys.

St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux

We are a caring, client-focused not for profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors in the communities we serve, by providing services and housing in an accessible, professional and progressive manner.

Sudbury Developmental Services

Sudbury Developmental Services assists developmentally handicapped individuals to reach their maximum potential. Their needs will be met in a caring, safe and nurturing environment through the provision of accountable, high quality services.

Surrey Place Centre

A interdisciplinary, community-based agency committed to enabling people with a developmental disability and their families to enhance their quality of life through integrated service, research and education.

Surex Community Service

Surex was founded in 1980 as a pilot project. The pilot was initiated by the province in order to assess the feasibility of severely and profoundly handicapped individuals living in community homes. With the success of the pilot the province began to plan for the closure of institutions in a broad and encompassing manner. Since then Surex has grown through the province’s many community initiatives and now provides residential and day supports to many individuals with a developmental disability. Surex operates 11 group homes and a multi service day program in the eastern part of Toronto. They also provide support to many aging individuals and have worked effectively with several long term care programs in transitioning their seniors to the long term care sector.

Tendercare Living Centre

Tendercare Nursing Home Ltd. is unique in that it provides Long Term Care and Services to a multicultural community of residents from within the Greater Toronto Area.

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual, non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all seniors in Ottawa. The Council on Aging works with and for seniors in the community to voice issues and concerns to all levels of government and to the general public.

Tri-County Community Support Services

Tri-County Community Support Services is a multi-faceted, community based agency offering a variety of services to assist individuals, children, families and social service agencies in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and the Counties of Peterborough, Haliburton and Northumberland.

Tri-Mennonite Homes

A charitable Non-Profit Association incorporated under the “Charitable Institutions Act” of the Province of Ontario. This chapter provides the structure for service and programs for seniors and adults with developmental challenges.

True Davidson Acres

Home for the Aged offering a full range of services including Nursing, Medicine, Food & Nutrition, Administration, Building Services, Staff Education and Programs and Services.

Unionville Home Society

Unionville Home Society provides a comprehensive range of quality care and special services to older adults and their families — promoting wellness, independence, and quality of life of the individual within a “home-like caring community.

Vita Community Living

Supports individuals with a developmental disability and their families both in Toronto and York Region by providing them with residential and day programs.


Wesway is a local non-profit organization in Thunder Bay, Ontario – a beautiful city nestled on the north shore of Lake Superior. Wesway provides community-based respite care services that are personalized to meet the unique needs of each family.

Whitby Mental Health Centre

The Programs a range of specialized inpatient and outpatient programs is available at Whitby Mental Health Centre through six clinical programs Adolescents & Young Adults, Community Response Program, Forensic Assessments, Consultation & Treatment, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, Seniors Mental Heath Program and Special Populations.

York Support Services Network

Provides services (case coordination, development of community living skills, advocacy, referrals to other community services, community crisis response to adults with serious mental illness) to developmentally challenged children and adults, to adults with chronic mental health problems, and to their families.

Y’s Owl Maclure

Y’s Owl Maclure Co-Operative Centre provides day supports and services to adults with disabilities in an environment which promotes the individual’s right to become a fully participating member of the community.