Since 1985, Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills (OCL) has been providing residential and day programs to adults with developmental disabilities in the Ottawa-Carleton region.

We’re proud to provide high quality services in the following programs:

Community Day Supports

Offering both Lifeskills and Leisure programs, participants visit our Kanata facility and / or meet at various sites within the community to enjoy day activities suited to their specific needs, interests, energy level and abilities.

Home Share Program

OCL’s Home Share program matches adults with a developmental disability with a Home Sharer, a salaried employee of OCL, who will provide ongoing support in his or her own home in a comfortable, family-like setting. 

Residential Program

Living in one of OCL’s homes, residents develop, improve, and/or maintain their individual interpersonal skills, daily living skills, and increase their participation and awareness of the community.

Supported Independent Living Program

Participants live in their own homes and get support from OCL staff, including help with finances, housekeeping, shopping and cooking, managing medical issues and navigating social relationships.

Supported Apartment Living

Individuals share an apartment with one other individual and are supported by OCL staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There are a small number of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments close together on one or two floors.  Technology is used to assist staff in supervising and monitoring individual needs and / or activities.