Find Us In The Community

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s speech and language milestones?  Our bilingual Outreach Educators can be found in programs across the city and offer tips on how to build your child’s language and can help you find the services you need.

Upcoming Events

Mothercraft Ottawa’s 10th Annual Touch-A-Truck

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
2525 Carling Ave, Ottawa
10am – 3pm
For more information visit http://mothercraft.com/news-events/ or email mailto:trucks@mothercraft.com

Ontario Early Years Centre – Carleton`s Family Fun Day

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
9:30am-12pm
Clarence Maheral Park
170 Castlefrank Rd, Kanata
For more information call 613-591-3686 or www.wocrc.ca

 

Upcoming Workshops

Growing Up With Many Languages

Common questions affecting bilingual families will be addressed in this workshop. Come learn how to introduce a new language, tips on how to encourage your child’s communication, speech and language milestones and First Words services. A free workshop for parents and guardians of children 0-5yrs.

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Ottawa Public Library – Greenboro Branch
363 Lorry Greenberg
Meeting room A (Community Centre)
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register in advance here.

 

Baby Talk

Babies communicate from the day they are born.  Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do to everyday to build their speech and language development.  Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it. This is a free workshop for parents and babies aged 0-12 months.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Ottawa Public Library – Beaverbrook Branch
2500 Campeau Dr. (Meeting Room B), Kanata
10:30am-12pm
Register in advance here.

 

Talking Kids

Much of your child’s speech and language is learned before the age of 5yrs. Join us to learn about your child’s speech and language milestones (0-5yrs), general tips about how to promote speech and language development, how to introduce a new language to your child and First Words services.  For adults only. 

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
OEYC Ottawa-South
2330 Don Reid Dr., Ottawa
6:30-8:30pm
Registration in advance here.

Community Visits

Our Health Promotion team visits many programs in the community.  Drop-in to these programs to talk to a staff member about your child’s speech and language development or any concerns you may have.   We recommend that you contact the program listed in advance to confirm hours and any policies that are in place for you to take part in the group.  Registration may be required for some of the programs listed.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Military Family Resource Centre – NCR
330 Croil Private, Ottawa
9-11am
Program information here.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Play & Learn Playgroup
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
1355 Bank Street, 6th floor
9:30-11:30am
Program information here.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Blossom Park Playgroup
3810 Sixth Street (Please use main entrance)
9-11am
Program information here.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
OEYC Ottawa-South
2330 Don Reid Dr., Ottawa
9-11am
Program information here.

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Pat Clark Community Centre Playgroup
4355 Halmont Dr., Ottawa
9-11am
Program information here.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre
180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata
9am-12:15pm
For more information call 613-591-6030 or visit https://www.wocrc.ca/

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Tungasuvvingatinuit Pre/Post Natal Program
1pm-3pm
297 Savard Ave., Ottawa
For more information call 613-749-4500 x28 or http://www.tungasuvvingatinuit.ca

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Carrefour d’apprentissage Beatrice-Desloges (French Playgroup)
1999 Provence Ave., Orleans
9am-11am
Program information here.

Monday, June 5th, 2017
Ontario Early Years – Vanier – Active Playgroup
300 des Pères Blancs ave., Vanier
9:30am-11am
Program information here.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Metcalfe Live & Learn Resource Centre
9am-11am
8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe
For more information call 613-821-2899 or http://ruralfamilyconnections.ca/

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre
75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa
9-11am
Program information here.

 

We now have 2 webinars available on our website to provide parents with information on their child’s speech and language development as well as strategies to help build their child’s communication.  Click here to see what’s available!

 

Visit www.parentresource.ca for a current listing of all the workshops offered in the City of Ottawa. You may request a First Words workshop by contacting your local Ontario Early Years Centre, Parent & Family Literacy Centre, Early Learning & Care Centre or Community Health or Resource Centre. Call 211 to find the centre closest to you.