Ability First Ottawa

Description and Services
Description (Service) Multi use activity center * flexible programs devoted to creativity, wellbeing and community * one staff member per two participants * allows individuals living with a disability to help and mentor other individuals with the same disability * volunteer opportunities

Adult skills training: music therapy, art and recreational activities * workshops * promotes skill sets such as employment search and enrichment, communication and social development, computers and technology

Professional Mentors Team (Volunteers) : individuals living with disabilities discuss personal experiences helping participants' self confidence in a work place setting * workshops and motivational speeches for participants in Developmental Service Worker program and Personal Support Worker program
Hours Mon 2:15 pm-6 pm
Meetings Call or email for more information
Areas Served Ottawa - and area
Eligibility Ages: 10 year(s) - 70 year(s) 
People with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, and others.
Application Fill out the contact form online * individuals interested in volunteering must create a LinkedIn account and email the link
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Program - Flat rate of $60 per individual, per day, for the adult training program and the youth mentorship program ; Those who are in need of financial support can apply through the organization's Board of Directors.
Service Categories Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-291-5422
E-Mail christinar294@gmail.com
Website abilityfirstottawa.org
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Executive Christina Ranieri, Director, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Executive Catherine Aldrich, Director and Executive Assistant
Alternate Name AFO ; AFO Inc
Former Name Christy’s Integration, Skills, Day Programs and Educational Programs for Persons with Disabilities ; Christy's Daycare ; CISDEP
Legal Name Ability First Ottawa Inc.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Collab Space
70 Bongard Ave, Unit B
Ottawa, ON K2E 7Z9
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Intersection Merivale Rd and W Hunt Club Rd
Mailing Address c/o Christina Ranieri 
1495 Kingsdale Rd 
Ottawa, ON K1T 1H1
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 826197394RR0001
Resources Website

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