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Sonshine Associated Companies

Alternate Name OCR ; Sonshine Cove ; Sonshine Families
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Orleans
Address & Map
1807 St Joseph Blvd, Unit 307
Ottawa, ON K1C 7C6
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Intersection Forest Valley Dr and St Joseph Blvd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Providing care within a Christian valued setting for people with various disabilities * Services: 
* R.A.Y.S. Day Program (Reach All Your Stars): a specialized day program for adult clients with developmental and physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy and seizure disorders * The program includes swimming, community outings, crafts* The program operates Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, year round except statutory holidays  
*B.E.A.M. Day Program (Behavioural Energy Activity Management): a specialized day program for adult clients with developmental disabilities* such as Global developmental delay and autism*. The program includes swimming, outings in the community, life skills activities, make-a-lunch, and crafts * The program operates Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, year round except statutory holidays  
* Therapeutic Foster Homes: a family setting for children requiring more care and supervision than provided in a regular foster home 
* S.A.F.E. Medical Foster Homes: a family setting for children and adults who have significant medical needs, requiring more physical care and medical care than would be normally provided in other foster homes 
* Total Care Residence (physical and developmental disabilities): serving adults with total care needs and providing part-time respite for individuals with total care needs* on weekends, March Break, and summer break  
* Residence for Women with Developmental Disabilities: serving young people and adults with a developmental disability * part-time respite care is available 
* Sonshine Cove: residential camps for all children, youth and adults with special needs, including physical and developmental/ learning disabilities; winter and summer camps * weekend respite camps once a month year-round 
* Respite Services: for individuals with special needs in their home or a care provider's home 
Rentals of retreat/conference centre to the general public * main lodge has capacity of more than 45 people * fully winterized * large sports field * canoes * motorboats * hiking * skiing and more
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * residence Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa - and surrounding areas
Eligibility People of all ages with developmental and physical disabilities * eligibility criteria vary according to program
Application Call for information * for rentals, contact Len Goddard * to book respite weekends, March Break or summer camp programs or Sonshine Singers for a performance, contact Cathy Goddard * for adult residential placement services, contact Margo Babe * for foster care services, contact Kofo Iziomon
Languages English ; French - Some services only
Fees Service - Fees are on website ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - Cash, cheque, credit card ; Rental discounts for the retreat/conference centre may apply in slow periods and for large groups
Service Categories Adult Day Programs ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Children's In Home Respite Care ; Day Camps ; Day Camps ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Group Homes for Children and Youth with Disabilities ; Residential Camps ; Residential Camps ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ; Therapeutic Foster Homes ~ Foster Children
Waiting List Yes, varies by program
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-834-8187 ext 223
After Hours Phone 613-222-2706
Fax 613-841-1712
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Cathy Goddard, Foster Care Recruitment, Program Manager, Camp Director; Phone: 613-834-8187 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Margo Babe, Adult Service Manager; Phone: 613-834-8187 ext 232; Email:
Primary Executive Len Goddard, Executive Director; Phone: 613-834-8187 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Margo Babe, Adult Services Manager; Phone: 613-834-8187 ext 232; Email:
Other Details
Established 1991
Funding Fees
Print Material Pamphlets * brochures
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Member of Ontario Residential Care Association * Licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

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