News & Events

Please Join us for our 5th Annual Whisky & Wine Tasting for Rotary Home Foundation on Tuesday, September 25th it will be a HUGE success!

A big thank you to all of the nearly 100 guests who attended last year for our Annual Whisky & Wine for Rotary Home Foundation event. Hope to see you this year!

The venue was provided by KPMG was fabulous with gorgeous views of downtown Ottawa from the 18th Floor. The food from Ottawa Mission catering was great and plentiful and of course, the wines and whiskies were excellent. Our thanks to Master Class presenters Terrance & Joanne Pasieka with Curated European Wines, Mike Brisebois of Distell International and Beth Havers with Glennfiddich including experimental series.

We hope to see you on the 25th! Please call Cindy at 613-822-5391 to reserve your tickets today!

It’s been a great summer! Check out our SUMMER UPDATE for all the great details.

Our Annual Report for 2017-2018 will be available soon.

To all of our families, staff, donors and supporters, thank you for making it another great year at Rotary Home!

Annual Report

We grew again! Our new playground is completed!

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). OTF has committed $50,000 towards an all-abilities playground at our Leitrim Campus.
This donation, combined with funds received in memory of Rotarian Keith Halpenny, means hours of fun and activity for the children and youth who come to visit Rotary Home.

Photos to come soon!

Our tremendous thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and to the Halpenny family for making this project possible.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

WIMS - Walking in my shoes

WIMS…“Walking in My Shoes” is a “Parents Helping Parents”  group for parents/guardians of children with disabilities, including developmental delays.

The group meets monthly with sessions alternating between facilitated discussion on specific topics and guest speakers. During these meetings parents will have the opportunity to connect with other parents who are experiencing similar feelings and concerns related to their child’s special needs.

For more information and upcoming meeting dates visit the WIMS website.

 Community Support Training Solutions launched

The Ottawa Rotary Home is a leader in the field of supports and services for individuals with complex medical needs and in controlled acts training in the Developmental Services sector. We have recently developed an online program which offers Controlled Acts Training for Developmental Service Agencies.

Our goal with this program is to:

  • Offer quality training courses & support to Developmental Services Agencies across Ontario;
  • Make training affordable and help minimize financial impact;
  • Increase the capacity of agencies to accept and care for individuals with complex medical needs;
  • Standardize training across the sector and raise the bar on high quality care for individuals with disabilities.

For more information, visit us at

The Joint Advisory Group (JAG)  is looking for new members!

The JAG is a committee made up of parents and family members of clients at The Ottawa Rotary Home, The Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, and Roger’s House. The goal of this advisory group is to help ensure a continuing level of high quality, family-centered care at each of the three organizations. This group has helped to coordinate several parent information sessions on topics including: Transition to Adult Services, Managing a Caregiver in your Home, and Sexuality and Hygiene.  The next information entitled “Making Better Decisions Together: A Shared Decision Making Workshop for Parents and Caregivers” is coming up on Thursday, October 2 from 6:30-8:30. For more information on this session click here.

If you would like more information regarding this session or are interested in potentially becoming a member of the Joint Advisory Group don’t hesitate to contact Maria Contreras at 613-236-3200 ex. 26 or via email at

Rotary Home Videos

We were proud to take part in the Community Foundation of Ottawa‘s Video Showcase and thrilled when our video was selected as one of the top three submissions. Here is our winning submission.