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Family Services Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Parenting Programs

Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
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Intersection Parkdale Ave and Scott St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Informative and interactive parenting courses that explore challenges and opportunities faced by all parents. 
* Anger Management: especially for parents 
* Discipline That Doesn’t Hurt: anyone 
* Teens: the Great Parenting Challenge 
* Just for Dads: parenting when you’re single 
* You're not the boss of me: positive discipline for 0-6 yr olds 
* Parenting through separation and divorce 
* Parenting Your Anxious Child 
* FRIENDS for Life: anxiety prevention program for children 
* Parenting With Confidence 
* Effective Parenting 
* Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT Separation and Divorce
Hours Administration Mon-Thu 8:30 am-9 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Courses, call for specific dates and times
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility All parents are welcome
Application Call to register * registration also available on the website
Languages English
Fees Service - There is a cost to most of the courses/programs ; Fee assistance available.
Service Categories Anger Management ~ Families ; Divorce Counselling ; Parenting Skills Classes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-725-3601 ext 108
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
Fax 613-725-5651
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Wendy O'Connell-Smith, Coordinator, Parenting Program
Primary Executive Deidre Speers, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1914
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107376147 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Handouts
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Canadian Family Services Accreditation Program

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