Pathways to Independence

Site: Ottawa

Service: Acquired Brain Injury Services

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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
Address & Map
356 Woodroffe Ave, Unit 202
Ottawa, ON K2A 3V6
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & 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
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
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
Date Updated 04 Jan 2018
Service Categories General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Brain Injuries ; Recreational Therapy ~ Brain Injuries ; Respite Care ; Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries

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