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Youth Resources in Ottawa

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There are a variety of 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:

Mental Health

Mental Health

 Helpful websites
City of Ottawa: Complete list of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Ottawa

City of Ottawa: OttYouth Mental Health Information

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa

eMentalHealth: Mental Health Services, Help and Support In Your Community

CHEO: Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Children's Mental Health Ontario

Ontario: Mental Health Helpline

Community Agencies
 
  • 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
    www.crossroadschildren.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
    www.familyservicesottawa.org
  • GLBTTQ Counselling
    Centretown Community Health Centre
    420 Cooper St. Ottawa, ON K2P 2N6
    Phone: 613-233-4443
    Services: Counselling, Family Counselling, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 12-25
    www.centretownchc.org
  • Operation Come Home
    179 Murray St. Ottawa, ON K1N 5M7
    Phone: 613-230-4663
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Support /Activity Group, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 16+
    www.operationcomehome.ca
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
    959 Wellington Street West. Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5
    Phone: 613-725-5761 ext.322
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Family Counselling, Support /Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources
    Referral: No
    Fee: are paid on a sliding scale but are waived for low-income client
    Age Range: 13+
    http://www.ociso.org
  • Parent Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)
    Location changes based on support groups, so please call or check website for location information.
    Phone: 613-321-3211
    Services: Support/Activity Group, Information Resources
    Referral Required: No
    Fee: $3 for youth support group, but NO fee for parent/caregiver support groups.
    Age Range: 16+
    http://www.pleo.on.ca
 Crisis Lines
 
Addictions Support
 
Hospitals
 
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) 
    401 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
    Phone: 613-737-7600 | Mental Health Intake: 613-737-2496
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Family Counselling, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: Physician or healthcare professional referral required for all counselling programs.
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 0-18
    www.cheo.on.ca
  • Montfort Hospital (French mostly)
    713 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1K 0T2
    Phone: 613-746-46211
    Services: Crisis Support, Counselling, Assessment, Information Resources
    Referral: Physician or healthcare professional referral required for all counselling programs.
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 16-19
    http://hopitalmontfort.com/accueil.cfm
  • Ottawa Hospital, On Track Program 
    1355 Bank St, Suite 208, Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7
    Phone: 613-737-8069
    Services: Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: No
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 16+
    https://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/abouttheprogram
  • The Royal 
    1145 Carling Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
    Phone: 613-722-6521
    Services: Counselling, Support/Activity Group, Assessment, Information Resources, Information Presentation
    Referral: Physician or healthcare professional referral required for all counselling programs. To contact mental health intake services, call: 613-737-2496
    Fee: No
    Age Range: 16+
    www.rohcg.on.ca

Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and other drugs

Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and other drugs

Ottawa Public Health: Alcohol, drugs and tobacco

Ottawa Public Health: Youth Facts: Tobacco Use

Ottawa Public Health: Quitting Smoking

Tobacco Free Kids

Parent Action on Drugs: Parent Action Pack (PDF)

Government of Canada: Talking with teenagers about drugs

Government of Canada: Substance abuse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Health Information

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Topics

Partnership For a Drug-Free Canada

Ontario: Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Puberty and Sexual Health

Puberty and Sexual Health

Ottawa Public Health: Sexual Health

Ottawa Public Health: Sexual Health Centre

Ottawa Public Health: Sex it Smart

Ottawa Public Health: Get Tested. Why Not?

Ottawa Public Health: OttYouth Sexual Health

Sexuality and U: Parents

Alberta Health Services: Teaching Sexual Health 

Youth Safety

Youth Safety

Ottawa Public Health: Adopt a Helmet

Ottawa Public Health: Choosing and using the correct helmet

City of Ottawa: Cycling Education Programs

Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Young Cyclist Guide

Parachute Canada

Service Ontario: Highway Traffic Act

CSA Group

Active Transportation

Active Transportation

Ottawa Public Health: Walking Tools

City of Ottawa: Cycling Map

Active and Safe Routes to School: Walking School Bus

National Capital Commission: Hiking and Walking in the Greenbelt

Other Health Topics

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.

Sleep
Caring for Kids: Teens and Sleep
Healthy Eating

MarketMobile

Ottawa Public Health: Nutrition

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide 

Dietitians of Canada 

Eat Right Ontario

Public Health Agency of Canada: Healthy Eating

Health Canada: Food Labelling 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Egg Farmers of Ontario: Meal Planning Made Easy

Physical Activity

Ottawa Public Health: Physical Activity

City of Ottawa: Recreation Guide

Active for Life

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Canadian Sport for Life

Health Canada: Physical Activity

ParticipACTION

Dental Health

City of Ottawa: Dental Health

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Healthy Smiles Ontario

Canadian Dental Association

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Immunization

Ottawa Public Health: School Immunization Clinics

Ottawa Public Health: Immunization is Important

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care: Immunization

Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule (PDF)

Hygiene
Ottawa Public Health: Prevent the Spread of Germs

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. 

Banff Community House

Big Brothers and Sisters Ottawa

Boys and Girls Club

Brighter Futures for Children of Young Parents

Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Christie Lake Kids

City of Ottawa- Parks and Recreation 

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centre

Conseil des écoles catholiques du centre-est

Centre Psychosocial

Centretown Community Health Centre

CHEO

Children's Aid Society of Ottawa

City of Ottawa 

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

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Family Services Ottawa

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Michele Heights Community House

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Osgoode Youth Association

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

Ottawa Police Services

Ottawa Public Library 

Ottawa Public Health

Parent Resource Centre

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres

Pincrest-Queenway Community Health Centre

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 

United Way 

Vanier Co-op

Walking in my shoes

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 

YMCA-YWCA

YOUCAN: c/o  Université Saint Paul University

YouthNet

Youth Services Bureau

Youville Centre

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