Changing Your World

Improving the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities and their families


Improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1985.

Since 1985, OCL has been offering adults with developmental disabilities encouragement, opportunities and experiences through programs where they can grow, learn and thrive.

OCL serves more than 200 individuals through a broad spectrum of programs including residential and day support.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • FASD
  • Dual Diagnosis


  • Bipolar
  • Seizure
  • Psychotic
  • Personality
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Reactive Detachment
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder


We also help parents/families with services for their adult children with DD who are also:

  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Non-verbal

Virtual Day Program

COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we do things – from physical distancing to wearing masks, we’ve all had to make changes in our lives.

OCL for Hire

Have Passport funding or private funds, you can hire OCL to help you participate fully in the community and achieve a level of independence. 


Day Program
Home Share Program
Residential Program
Supported Living

Celebrating our 35th Anniversary

OCL is committed to providing the best care and support for your loved one and taking the appropriate measures to ensure their safety and well being. In 2020, OCL celebrated its 35th Anniversary. While we weren’t able to come together in person to celebrate, we look forward to the future when we can celebrate this and many more milestones with the individuals we support, families and our employees.

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At a Glance

We’ve got incredible individuals who use our programs and services and amazing, dedicated employees. Below are some of the developmental disabilities and disorders we support individuals with.

"A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity".

Self-development, self-determination and community inclusion.

OCL employs a Person Centered Approach (PCA) which promotes self-development, self-determination and community inclusion for the individuals with developmental disabilities who we support.

Through individualized services and supports, OCL’s philosophy on Person Centered Approach allows goals to be centered on the individual as opposed to processes.  All goals are specific to the individual/ large family influence keeping in mind the individual’s culture, religious beliefs, personal goals and mindset.

Contact Information

Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills Inc.
9 – 1 Brewer Hunt Way,
Kanata, ON K2K 2B5
Tel: 613.254.9400
Fax: 613.254.8414
OCL Business # 10780 5673 RT0001