Family Services Ottawa

Site: Ottawa

Service: Around the Rainbow

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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
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community-based program, which provides a full range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTTQ+) education, programs, support services and counselling regarding gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation 
 
* supports the inclusion of equity and diversity in childcare, preschools, schools, recreational facilities, community health and resource centres 
* workshops on gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and human rights are adjusted according to the needs of the organization 
* parent and caregiver support group for parents with transgender, two spirit and gender diverse children, youth and adults (hosted in partnership with CHEO) 
* TRANSCEND Drop-in trans youth group for gender diverse youth ages 11-17 
* Rainbow Families Art & Play social group for LGBTTQ+ families and families with gender diverse children (all ages welcome - hosted in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa)
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, occasional weekend programs * training can be done outside the office hours
Meetings * Parent & caregiver support group for parents with transgender, two spirit and gender diverse children, youth and adults: Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, 312 Parkdale Ave 
* TRANSCEND Drop-in trans youth group for gender diverse youth ages 11-17: Last Monday of each month from 6 pm-8 pm, 312 Parkdale Ave 
* Rainbow Families Art & Play social group for LGBTTQ+ families and families with gender diverse children (all ages welcome): First Saturday of each month from 1 pm-4 pm at Mothercraft Ottawa 475 Evered Ave location
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, visit the website or send an e-mail
Languages English
Fees Program - counselling fees are sliding-scale based on income ; None - referrals * information * resources * workshops, training, and public education free for organizations in catchment area
Service Categories LGBTQ Advocacy Groups ; LGBTQ Community Centres ; LGBTQ Support Groups ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ LGBTQ Issues ; School System Advocacy ~ LGBTQ Parents
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-725-3601
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
Fax 613-725-5651
E-Mail fsfo@familyservicesottawa.org
Website familyservicesottawa.org/children-youth-and-families/around-the-rainbow/
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Primary Contact Lisa Montroy, Trainer and Public Education Worker; Phone: 613-725-3601 ext 105; Email: aroundtherainbow@familyservicesottawa.org
Primary Executive Deirdre Speers, Executive Director; Phone: 613-725-3601 ext 115
Alternate Executive Laurie Rektor, Director, Community Programs; Phone: 613 725-3601 ext 118; Email: lrektor@familyservicesottawa.org
Other Details
Established 1914
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107376147 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Guides * toolkits * brochures * community based resources
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Council on Accreditation

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