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Member Profile | Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre

Y’s Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre is a non-profit agency with over 35 years’ experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Y’s Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre supports approximately 300 people and offers a wide range of services from centre-based programs to community engagement and social enterprises. We provide a safe and non-threatening environment promoting a person’s right to become a fully participating member of their community.

Membership in the co-op entitles people to vote on matters of importance to the organization and encourages participation at the Board level thereby allowing members to give back to the organization and help secure its future in the ever changing milieu of the human services field.

At present Y’s Owl Maclure operates three social enterprises, the Owl Café (Carelton Place and Ottawa), Sweet Memories Baskets and Favours, and Special Finds.  Each of the enterprises employs people with disabilities allowing them to gain marketable skills and experience in a supportive environment.  You can visit these enterprises online, and


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