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Family & Children Services

Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton 
Established in 1944, Mothercraft™ Ottawa is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides programs and services for parents with infants and young children. Our mission is to enhance the well being of families through responsive, quality services and we achieve this by developing innovative programs and support services.  For six decades, Mothercraft Ottawa has been a respected family service and child care centre in our community.  


Children at Risk

Provide services and programs to families of children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders to develop their child's behavioural, communications and social skills, and to advocate for their ongoing needs.

Children's Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton (CAS)
The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting the children and youth of our community from all forms or abuse and neglect. We work to keep them safe and secure, both within their families and the communities in which they live.

First Words

The First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa is a program that focuses on the prevention, early identification and treatment of speech and language problems in young children (age 0 until they become eligible for senior kindergarten). 


Healthy Babies, Healthy Children 
This program is for expectant parents and parents of young children from birth to 6 years.  Public Health Nurses and Family Visitors can support you as you learn about: pregnancy and childbirth, preparing for your baby, resources in your community, taking care of yourself during pregnancy and after your baby is born, what to expect as your child grows and develops, how to keep your child safe, and feeding your child.   A Public Health Nurse will call you after you are home from the hospital to answer any questions you may have. She will also arrange a time to visit you and your baby at home.


Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre 
OCTC is a leader in providing specialized care for those with multiple physical, developmental, and associated behavioural needs, focusing on our Region's children and youth. We exemplify community partnership, maximizing integration and independence for clients and their families.


Parent Resource Centre
The Centre is a community-wide resource for caregivers, parents and professionals involved with early childhood issues.  One of the most important aspects of the Centre's service is to provide a place for parents and caregivers to meet, to access resources and to connect with other adults while their preschoolers play. 

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Family Services à la famille Ottawa
Family Services à la famille Ottawa is a community agency, grounded in a history of responding to the needs of people in our community.  We work with individuals, communities, and families in all their forms, who are currently in distress or at risk. We assist people to build on their strengths and move forward by providing counselling, education, and advocacy within a context of systemic change.


Catholic Family Service of Ottawa

Catholic Family Service Ottawa is a non-profit charitable organization, offering a range of social services in English and French to all residents of Ottawa.  These services are provided by professional qualified staff through a variety of programs designed to strengthen and empower individuals and families.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS) is a full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area - located at 2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 300. We offer more than 65 programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, be they individuals, couples, families or groups.

Somali Centre for Family Services 

The Somali Centre for Family Services has been serving the Somali community in the Ottawa area since 1991. We provide assistance to refugees, and to immigrants in need of settlement support and integration services. In addition, our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our services.

LGBTTQ Family Resources

Around the Rainbow 
Family Services à la famille Ottawa is working together with the gay, lesbian, bi, trans, two spirit, and questioning (glbttq) community, and their allies to support the inclusion of diverse families in childcare services.


Ten Oaks Project

The Ten Oaks Project engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) communities through programs and activities rooted in play.


*Kind is an LGBTQ+ community centre, which hosts a number of peer support groups and discussions, advocacy projects, as well as sliding scale counselling. 

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