Residential Services

Group Living: Tamir operates group living homes in the west Ottawa area. Individuals live with peers in a warm, inviting 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 Counsellor to ensure quality of care and support in all aspects of their lives including health and safety, activities for daily living, family and other relationships, meaningful day time activity as well as community, religious and cultural involvement.

Supported Independent Living/Outreach: SIL offers assistance and support to individuals who live semi-independently in the community. Whether living in their own homes or in Tamir leased 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, meal preparation, maintaining their apartments, assisting with relationships and other personal issues, seeking employment and volunteer work and any other issues where the individual may need assistance and support.

Timeshare: Tamir’s Timeshare 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 get a feel for what it means to live away from home.

In-home Respite: Tamir can provide 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.

For information on applying for government funded services such as Tamir’s Residential programs 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