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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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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!

David Froom, OCL resident, in the news!

David Froom, an OCL resident and talented pianist recently chatted with CTV Ottawa's Joel Haslam.  Enjoy the segment here -

Ombudsman Ontario Report

Investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services' response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities.

#EndTheWait for People with a Developmental Disability and their Families!

If your party is elected, will you commit to ending the wait for funding and supports to people with a developmental disability and their families and stabilizing services by committing to the $810 million over three years promised in the proposed 2014 provincial budget?

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