Kenora Association for Community Living

Site: Options for Adults Building

Service: Options for Adults Program

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Offers a variety of initiatives for adults with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to engage in community life and activities 
  • Focus is on social, educational, artistic, cultural, recreational, work-related or volunteer-based activities
Delivers the following programs and services:
Adult Literacy Program 
  • Teaches individual literacy skills and development through various modes of communication such as drawing, writing and sign language 
  • Offers flexible lessons and activities that meet the learner's goals
Community Arts Hub 
  • Provides a centre for individuals to participate in creative learning opportunities including visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, writing and storytelling, culinary arts, and gardening 
  • Offers many guest presenters and hosts open community sessions
Employment Services 
  • Assists adults with intellectual disabilities develop and maintain skills required to explore, secure and maintain employment 
  • Collaborates with local employers to create possible employment opportunities
Fitness Friends 
  • Promotes wellness and healthy living for people of all abilities 
  • Coordinates recreational activities and participation in fitness centres and clubs 
  • Activities can include but are not limited to walking clubs, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and soccer
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Community Arts Hub: call office for times/dates of events
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
Application Adult Literacy Program and Employment Services
Apply through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)
Community Arts Hub and Fitness Friends 
  • Encourages community participation 
  • Call for information or to register for programs
Languages English
Fees Program - Some programs require minimal fees to cover instrument upkeep and supplies ; None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-5225
Fax 807-467-5259
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Donna Dryden, Program Manager, Complex Case Management; Phone: 807-467-5221; Email:
Alternate Contact Sue McCallum, Director, Developmental Services, Options for Adults; Phone: 807-467-5234
Primary Executive Deborah Everley, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-467-5251; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1 Ninth Ave S
Kenora, ON P9N 2H8
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Intersection Ninth Ave S and Park S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Donations