Owl Learning Centre

The Owl Learning Centre (OLC) focuses on fostering growth, skills development, and empowerment to make decisions.

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Owl Employment

Owl Employment supports people with disabilities find and maintain paid employment, internships and/or work experience.

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Foundations helps young adults with developmental disabilities make a successful transition from school to community participation.

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Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a community service providing individualized assistance to individuals residing independently.

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Y’s Owl Maclure has over 34 years’ experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Before 1999 Y’s Owl Co-op and the K.C. Maclure Habilitation Centre operated as two separate agencies. In response to the Ministry of Community and Social Services ‘Making Services Work for People’ initiative, Y’s Owl Co-op and the K.C. Maclure Habilitation Centre merged together and became Y’s Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre Inc.

At present Y’s Owl Maclure supports approximately 300 people and offers a wide range of services from centre-based programs to community engagement. We provide a safe and non-threatening environment promoting a person’s right to become a fully participating member of their community.


Autism Spectrum DisorderAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.

Autism Services OttawaAutism Services Ottawa is a fee for service program that can help if you have an autism spectrum disorder, are aged 14 years of age and up, and are interested in going to college or university, gaining work experience or are looking for employment.

This program consists of two streams: “Building Skills for Life” (Stream A) and “First steps to employment” (Stream B). Depending on the support you may need to work towards competitive employment, you may start in our “Building Skills for Life” stream or go directly into our “First steps to employment” stream.

  • $27675RAISED
  • $17673NEEDED
  • $45348GOAL


  • Recognizing the unique spirit of each individual
  • Treating all individuals with dignity and respect
  • Respecting the individual’s right of choice
  • Supporting the principle that all individuals are entitled to take reasonable risks inherent in personal growth.
  • Recognizing an individual’s strengths and responding to their needs; and
  • Fostering an environment that encourages all individuals associated with Y’S OWL MACLURE to strive for excellence.


  • Allow for self-direction
  • Enhance integration in the community
  • Provide peer support Offer opportunities for personal growth and improved self-esteem

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Services en français

Si vous désirez avoir accès à des services résidentiels et non résidentiels financés par le ministère des Services sociaux et communautaires pour les adultes qui ont une déficience intellectuelle, s.v.p. joindre le SOPDI-RE ). Le SOPDI-RE est responsable de la confirmation de l’admissibilité et du processus de demande de services incluant l’évaluation.

Si vous voulez des renseignements sur les services offerts en français à Ottawa et obtenir plus de détails sur le type de services disponibles, veuillez s.v.p. joindre (AISO , l’Arche, AOCPDI, Coordination des Services, Marche des dix sous et SOPDIRE)

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur les services équivalents:

Résidentiel (foyer de groupe): AISO, L’ Arche Ottawa, AOCPDI

Résidentiel (autres tels que foyer partage, appui à la vie autonome): AISO, AOCPDI

Participation communautaire: AISO, AOCPDI

Services à l’emploi : AISO, AOCPDI

Services de gestion de cas: Coordination des services

Services de répit: AISO, AOCPDI, Coordination des services (achats de services)

Le POSPH fournit un soutien au revenu et une aide à l’emploi pour les personnes handicapées. Pour obtenir des informations, s.v.p. joindre le 613-787-3951

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