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Child Resources in Ottawa

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There are a variety of Ottawa Public Health services to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy in Ottawa:

There are a variety of other great resources available in your community:

 

 

Health & Development 

 Parenting Courses
Family Services Ottawa

Family Services Ottawa offers a wide variety of parenting programs covering many different topics, and can help you through the difficulties that come with parenthood. Plus, you'll meet other parents who are going through the same things as you are.

Ontario Early Years Centres

The 7 Ontario Early Years Centres in Ottawa offer a variety of workshops on parenting and child development topics to support families of children 0-6 in their parenting journey. These are a great opportunities to gain knowledge, create connections with service providers and other families.

Growth and Development 
Behaviour
Mental Health

 Community Health/Resource Centres

  • Carlington Community Health Centre
    900 Merivale Rd. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8
    Phone: 613-722-4000
    Catchment area: Residents of Scott-Hill/Van Lang, Annavale, Bellevue, Debra Dynes
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Family Counselling, Information Resources
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: All
    http://www.carlington.ochc.org/
  • Centre Psychosocial
    300-150 Montreal Rd. Ottawa, ON K1L 8H2
    Phone: 613-789-2240
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 0-18
    http://www.centrepsychosocial.ca/
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
    420 Cooper St. Ottawa, ON K2P 2N6
    Phone: 613-233-4443
    Catchment area: Residents of Old Ottawa South, Glebe, Centertown
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Family Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: All
    http://www.centretownchc.org/
  • Crossroads Children's Centre
    1755 Courtwood Cr. Ottawa, ON K2C 3J2
    Phone: 613-723-1623
    Services: Counselling, Family Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: Contact Intake Department at 613-723-1623 ext.248.
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 0-12
    http://www.crossroadschildren.ca/
  • Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
    Beacon Hill Shopping Centre
    2339 Ogilvie Rd. Ottawa, ON K1J 8M6
    Phone: 613-741-6025
    Catchment area: Residents of Blackburn Hamlet, Gloucester, Beacon Hill, Orleans West
    Services: Counselling, Family Counselling, Information Resources
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: Yes
    Age Range: All
    http://www.eorc-gloucester.ca/
  • Family Services Ottawa
    312 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
    Phone: 613-725-3601
    Services: Counselling, Family Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment
    Referral: Contact main line and ask for Intake worker.
    Fee: Sliding fee scale geared to family income and the number of dependants living in the home.
    Age Range: All
    http://www.familyservicesottawa.org/
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
    55 Eccles St. Ottawa, ON K1R 6S3
    Phone: 613-238-8210
    Catchment area: Residents of West Central Ottawa
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Family Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: All
    http://www.swchc.on.ca/

 

Mental Health web links

Sleep
Healthy Eating
Physical Activity and Play
Dental Health
Vision

Ontario Association of Optometrists

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for the cost of an annual eye examination for children aged 0-19 years.  To find an optometrist, you can call the Ontario Association of Optometrists at (800)540-3837 or visit their website for a list of doctors in your area.

Eye See... Eye Learn®

Eye See... Eye Learn® provides OHIP-covered eye exams and free eyeglasses for junior kindergarten students in participating regions.

Services for Children who are blind or have low vision

Hygiene
Head Lice
Immunization
Second-hand smoke

 Child Safety

Child Safety

  Anaphylaxis

 

  Cycling Safety

 

  Helmet Safety

 

   Sun Safety

 Active Transportation

Active Transportation

General

General

211: Information and referral services for Eastern Ontario. We connect individuals to social, governmental and health resources for issues such as: parenting, child care, disabilities, finances, employment, stress, recreation, sexuality, seniors support, bereavement and more. 

Andrew Fleck Childcare Services

Banff Community House

Better Beginnings Better Futures

Blair Court Community House

Boys and Girls Club

Brighter Futures for Children of Young Parents

Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Centre Psychosocial

Centrepointe Co-operative Nursery School

Centretown Community Health Centre

CHEO

Children's Aid Society of Ottawa

Christie Lake Kids

Children's Integration Support Services

City of Ottawa Childcare Services

City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation 

City View Child & Family Services

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centre

Conseil des écoles catholiques du centre-est

Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)

Crossroads Children's Centre

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Family Services Ottawa

Grandir ensemble

Hawthorne Meadows Nursery School

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Michele Heights Community House

Military Family Resource Centre

Ministry of Child and Youth Services 

Ontario Early Years Nepean Carleton

Ontario Early Years Ottawa South

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Osgoode Youth Association

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

Ottawa Police Services

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Library 

Parent Resource Centre

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Pinecrest-Queenway Community Health Centre

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre - First Words

Rural Family Connections

Russell Heights Community House

Service Coordination des Services

Somerset West Community Health Centre

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

St. Mary's Home 

Walking in my shoes

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 

YMCA-YWCA

Youville Centre

 

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