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Pathways to Independence

Site: Ottawa

Service: Acquired Brain Injury Services

Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
356 Woodroffe Ave, Unit 202
Ottawa, ON K2A 3V6
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Intersection Woodroffe Ave and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Acquired Brain Injury Residence: 24-hour support for adults with an acquired brain injury * fee-for-service respite is offered when space is available 
Recreational Program: fee-for-service recreation leisure program for adults with an acquired brain injury * Fitness and Leisure Program is offered in Community Centres in the West End * pre-registration is required * fee per session 
Therapeutic recreation and social leisure program * pre-registration is required 
Outreach Support: individuals receive assistance to live independently in their own apartments in the community 
ABI Club in Renfrew * Outreach in Renfrew County: recreational activities for individuals who cannot attend the club
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
* Recreational program: Wed, Fri 
* Therapeutic recreation and social leisure program: Tue-Fri 10 am-3 pm 
* ABI Club in Renfrew: Tue-Thu 
* Outreach in Renfrew County: Mon, Fri
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
Adults 18-65 years old with acquired brain injuries
Application Call or e-mail for application documents * can be referred by either an agency or a professional in the field
Languages English
Fees Service - Some programs have fees ; Subsidies are limited but available
Service Categories Adult Out of Home Respite Care ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Brain Injuries ; Recreational Therapy ~ Brain Injuries ; Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-233-3322
Fax 1-866-775-1608
Primary Contact Christie Swann, Client Services Manager, Ottawa; Phone: 613-233-3322 ext 201; Email:
Alternate Contact Andy Shanks, Manager Client Services, Ottawa Area; Phone: 613-233-3322 ext 202; Email:
Primary Executive Lorie Heffernan, Executive Director; Phone: 613-962-2541 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Executive Darlene McKenny, Director, Client Services; Phone: 613-962-2541 ext 253
Other Details
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services * Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 868437179 RR0001 ; Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Brochures * publications
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

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