Residential Services

Group Living

Tamir offers group living in several locations within the west Ottawa area. These residences provide individuals an opportunity to live with peers in a warm, inviting and stimulating home environment. Support is provided up to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Each participant has a dedicated staff person that acts as their Primary Counselor to ensure quality of care and support in all aspects of their lives including health and safety, activities fo daily living, family and other relationships, day time activity, community, religious and cultural involvement.

Supported Independent Living/Outreach

SIL offers assistance and support to individuals capable of living semi-independently. Whether living in their own homes or in Tamir leased or owned apartments, participants may receive up to 35 hours of support per week, according to individual need.

Tamir staff assist individuals to manage their activities of daily living such as shopping and meal preparation, maintaining their apartments, assist with relathionships and other personal issues, seek employment and volunteer work and any other issues in which SIL participants need assistance and suppport.

Time Share Accommodations

Tamir's Time Share program serves as a respite for family caregivers and a new living and learning experience for participants. One-month stays are shared on a rotational basis, averaging three times per year. While at Timeshare, individuals have a chance to meet new friends, become involved in the community, learn new skills and gives participants a feel for what it means to live away from home.

In-home Respite

Tamir provides in-home respite to individuals living in the community, usually with their parents. In home-respite gives families a chance to take a breather from the constant care of their loved one and allows the individual an opportunity to meet new people and try new activities with the assistance of Tamir staff.

Applying for Residential Services

For information on applying for government funded services such as Tamir's Residential contact Developmental Services Ontario Eastern Region.

For more information specifically on Tamir residential services, contact Laurie Oakley, Residential Operation Manager at 613-725-3519 or at 110 or at