Changing Your World

Improving the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities and their families

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Improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1985.

Since 1985, OCL has been offering adults with developmental disabilities encouragement, opportunities and experiences through programs where they can grow, learn and thrive.

OCL serves more than 200 individuals through a broad spectrum of programs including residential and day support.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • FASD
  • Dual Diagnosis


  • Bipolar
  • Seizure
  • Psychotic
  • Personality
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Reactive Detachment
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder


We also help parents/families with services for their adult children with DD who are also:

  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Non-verbal

Independent Living Program

Our Supported Independent Living Program support and empower individuals to live in their own space.

Residential Support Program

Our residential program provides individuals with the opportunity to live in residential homes supported by OCL staff 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Day Programs

Our day programs will help advance skills and provide a fun relaxed atmosphere.

Home Share Program

Our Home Share Program provides support to individuals with a developmental disability while residing in the home of an OCL Home Share employee.


Self-development, self-determination and community inclusion.

OCL employs a Person Centered Approach (PCA) which promotes self-development, self-determination and community inclusion for the individuals with developmental disabilities who we support.

Through individualized services and supports, OCL’s philosophy on Person Centered Approach allows goals to be centered on the person as opposed to processes.  All goals are specific to the person keeping in mind their culture, beliefs and goals.

Contact Information

Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills Inc.
9 – 1 Brewer Hunt Way,
Kanata, ON K2K 2B5
Tel: 613.254.9400
Fax: 613.254.8414
OCL Business # 10780 5673 RT0001