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Families Matter Co-operative

Alternate Name Best Buddies College/University Program ; Best Buddies Program ; Families Matter Coop ; OCR ; Socialhood
Legal Name Families Matter Co-operative Inc.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
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Intersection Albert St and City Centre Ave
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Description and Services
Description (Service) Autonomous family organization * offers support, information, networking, innovative solutions for families whose loved ones have disabilities * circle of support for full participation in community, including support with housing and recreation

Best Buddies Program: pairs students in post-secondary institutions with adults from the community with intellectual disabilities * buddies call their “Peer Buddies” on the telephone once per week, and see them every two weeks
Hours Virtual office - there are no office hours. Email to arrange a time to connect.
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions for access to the information in the resource database. Individual and family memberships are available. Visit the website for eligibility criteria.
Application A membership profile can be created online
Languages English
Fees Membership - $50-195 per year; includes voting privileges (2020)
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ; Disability Rights Groups ; Internet Information Resources ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder ; Internet Information Resources ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Internet Information Resources ~ Mental Health Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Developmental Disabilities
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-797-2416
Primary Executive Jeff Bond, Executive Director; Email:
Other Details
Established 2004
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 805308079 RR0001 ; Fees - membership
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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