Contact

Mailing Address & Fax:

First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
Fax: 613-820-7427
Email: first.words@pqchc.com

Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-PARENTS

  • If you have questions regarding your child’s speech and language development.
  • If you want strategies to promote your child’s speech and language development.

Contact the CHEO Access Team at 613-737-2757

  • The CHEO Access Team is for those with complex needs. It is for children who have missed important developmental milestones like sitting or talking, or children and youth who have complex physical and cognitive health issues.
  • The CHEO Access Team is also for children and youth with simple rehabilitation needs, like temporary treatment after a sports injury. And, it is even for families who may need a break from caring for their child or youth with complex needs.
  • Some of the services include: Social work, autism diagnosis, care and respite, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, behaviour services and the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program.

Contact the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program at 613-688-3979 ext.3434

  • If you are having technical difficulty with the Communication Checkup.
  • If you would like information about the First Words Health Promotion Services.

Contact the First Words Intake Office at CHEO at 613-737-7600 ext. 2500

  • If you do not wish to complete the Communication Checkup and you suspect a speech and language delay.
  • If you would like help with completing the intake package.
  • If you would like to know when your child’s first appointment will be scheduled.
  • If you would like to know where your child is on our wait list.

Information about Volunteer Opportunities

AT CHEO: If you are interested in a volunteer experience with CHEO’s Speech Language Pathology Department, please visit the CHEO Volunteer Program. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be streamed to the services at CHEO according to skill sets and preferences. An orientation before assignment will be provided.

AT PINECREST-QUEENSWAY: If you are interested in volunteering in other capacities (i.e. administrative work, toy cleaning, etc.), please visit www.pqchc.com or email volunteering@pqchc.com.