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Welcome to
Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills

Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills Inc. (OCL) strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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 180 individuals through a broad spectrum of programs including residential and day support.

Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills also operates a number of social enterprises  to provide meaningful day activities for people with developmental disabilities, including Tableworks and HeartWood.  These activities also help to raise much needed funds for OCL. 


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


Latest News

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Resuming Family Visits Congregate Living Settings (OCL Residences), June 18, 2020

MEMO To: OCL Families From: Jocelyne Paul, Executive Director Date: June 18, 2020 Subject: Resuming Family Visits Congregate Living Settings (OCL Residences) On April 23, 2020 the Ontario Government released its COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People. The Action Plan included limiting non-essential visitors […]

OCL’s Approach in response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus): March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 Dear OCL Families, The purpose of this letter is to inform you about the latest change in OCL’s approach to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Further to my letter of March 16, 2020 to OCL Families (March 17, 2020 for Home Share families), […]

OCL’s approach in response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus): March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 Dear OCL Families, I would like to provide an update on OCL’s approach to COVID-19. As stated in the March 11th memo, OCL’s goal remains to provide for the health, safety and security of those we serve and to take all […]

OCL Golf Tournament Raises Over $11,000

On a beautiful June day, a hundred golfers participated in the annual OCL  Golf Tournament. Thanks to sponsors, golfers and volunteers, over $11,000 was raised!

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9 – 1 Brewer Hunt Way,
Ottawa, ON K2K 2B5
Tel 613.254.9400
Fax 613.254.8414