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

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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.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Ottawa Public Library – St-Laurent Branch
515 Côté St. (Claude Aubry Room), Ottawa (east)
4pm-5:30pm
Register in advance here.

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. 

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe Branch
101 Centrepointe Dr. (Children’s Program Room ), Nepean
6:30-8:30pm
Register in advance here.

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, April 12th, 2017
Charlemagne Preschool Resource Centre
750 Charlemagne Blvd., Orleans
9-11:30am
Program information call 613-834-0081.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Playgroup for children 0-6yrs
Live & Learn Centre
8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe
More information here.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Ontario Early Years – Vanier Bilingual Playgroup
270 Marier Ave., Vanier
9:30-11:30am
Program information here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Beacon Hill Playgroup
Beacon Hill North Community Centre
2130 Radford Court., Ottawa
9-11am
Program information here.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
“Lullababies Playgroup for babies and toddlers (0-14 months)
Live & Learn Centre
8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe
More information here.

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Ontario Early Years – Vanier French Playgroup
270 Marier Ave., Vanier
9am-11am
Program information here.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Hunt Club Riverside Playgroup
3320 Paul Anka Dr., Ottawa
9-10:30am
Program information here.

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Better Beginnings, Brighter Futures
1485 Heatherington Rd., Ottawa
9:30am-12:30pm
Program information here.

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.

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.

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

 

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.