About our website

Then and Now

Over the last decade our old website adhered to the HTML 4 specification in an effort to make sure that every browser could access our content. Times have changed and we really wanted our new website to take advantage of all the features of modern web browsers. Our new site adheres to the HTML5 specification and takes advantage of CSS3 and Javascript, as well as the jQuery and other frameworks. This allows for new ways to present information and also lets our content work well on tablets and cellphones.

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Which Browser?

Our new website should work on many different browsers without any difficulty. Some browsers such as Internet Explorer present some unique challenges, but we have done our best to address them.

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

It is very important to us to make sure that all of our content is accessible by all of our users. We have made every effort to ensure that our website is AODA compliant Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

We have used two validation tools to check the integrity of our website:

Web Accessibility Checker
WAVE - Web accessibility evaluation tool

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Multilingual Support

Using the latest translation tools available, we have tried to make our content accessible in many different languages. These tools are not perfect, but is our intention to include as many different users as we can.

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RESIDENCES

Children's Residences

The KidsKare Agency serves children between 8 and 14 years old who are experiencing a variety of challenges at home or in the community. We draw from many different geographical regions and we pride ourselves on our respect for different cultural sensitivities and providing an environment that is fully inclusive. We are committed to quality child rearing practices in a family style setting, with a special focus on maintaining or re-establishing family connections. Our goal is to have children re-integrate back into their homes after treatment or to facilitate foster placements or adoption.


Adult Residences

The KidsKare Agency is extending its programs into adult residences, in an effort to provide quality programming and options for adults in need of supported living. We have had years of success providing individuals with independent living skills and coping strategies, leading to re-integration into the community. We also recognize that some adults will require a continuum of supports throughout their lives and we are able to provide a nurturing family environment, grounded in quality care and a commitment to life long learning. Community integration and independence skills have always been a cornerstone of our programs.


James Koch - Executive Director

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The KidsKare Agency is committed to personal growth as a on-going process. The staff will support individuals in acquiring and maintaining those skills necessary to cope more effectively with the demands of their lives, picture of a cartoon housefamily and environment. We will also strengthen their abilities to function independently, as an active participant in the community. We are dedicated to the concept of healthy, active living balanced with the development of social skills, independent living skills, emotional management skills and coping skills. Individuals are given the opportunity to enjoy a broad cross-section of extra curricular activities based on their personal interests and abilities. It is through the combination of a consistent, secure environment and a caring, supportive relationship, that an individual’s needs and on-going treatment will be successful.

Our Treatment Focus

  • regular review and revision of treatment plans to meet on-going needs
  • social and interpersonal skills
  • self-esteem and self-worth
  • daily living and independence skills
  • operating in a clean, organized and safe environment that provides consistent expectations
  • community integration and social inclusion skills
  • anger management and emotional self-regulation skills
  • crisis intervention as required
  • supported home visits with effective management strategies
  • counselling and transition plans for re-integration
  • continual in-servicing of our highly trained staff for maximum effectiveness
  • utilizing best practice methods and strategies that are empirically supported by research
  • on-going consultation with our network of related professionals
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KidsKare Agency
34 Mayo Avenue Ottawa, ON K2E 6X5
(Phone) 613-371-3804      (Fax) 613-440-0053