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O/C Assoc.for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Cinda Stewart
Coordinator of Volunteers
O/C Assoc.for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

229 Colonnade Rd. S.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2E 7K3

TEL: 613-569-8993 ext.243
FAX: 613-569-9865


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People with disabilities or medical conditions

The Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities purpose is to support community integration and personal well-being for adults with developmental disabilities within the City of Ottawa.

Volunteer Opportunities

Silver Spring Farm Garlic Project began in 1997 as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Money raised from this project goes towards holiday gifts for OCAPDD individuals, many of whom have no families, special services, special classes and many other needed items. The Garlic Project is run entirely by volunteers. Each year volunteers plant between 35,000 to 40,000 garlic bulbs. They are then covered for the winter. Come April the hay is removed to allow growth and the weeds appear. Between the months of April and July volunteers are needed to weed the rows of garlic weekly so that the garlic plant is not choked and can grow to its full potential. At the end of July the garlic is picked and again many volunteers are required to clean, sort, braid and get things ready for the sale the first week in August. Volunteers are needed to cover the garlic fields with hay in the last week in November. On the job training / assistance is provided!!
Location: 1703 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, On
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021