Coming in Fall 2020! A new facility for Sonshine!
In 2020, Sonshine has once again reached capacity at our two day programs but the need in the community of Ottawa East continues to increase. At the same time a funding program was announced through Employment and Social Development Canada to expand accessible services to individuals with disabilities. Sonshine was awarded a grant of $1 million and is in the process of constructing the Sonshine Community Inclusion Centre which will be a new, completely accessible, and welcoming space in our community for individuals with special needs and their families to be completed in summer 2020. The facility located at 1-3735 St. Joseph Blvd. will feature six private classrooms, offices, a large activity area, a learning kitchen, five washrooms, an accessible computer area, sensory garden and two Snoezelen rooms. It will create a desperately needed safe haven in Ottawa East at a time when day program and accessible recreation and learning spaces across the city are hard to find. For more information please check out this website.