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Alternate Name CHRC ; CV19 ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Vanier
Address & Map
Place Dupuis
290 Dupuis St
Vanier, ON K1L 1A2
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Intersection Vanier Pkwy and Montreal Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking (corner of Lévis St and Bégin St)
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (30 Mar 2020) : Due to COVID19, CSC Vanier is physically closed until further notice. Exception: Partage Vanier Food bank services remain available, via appointment only and crisis intervention counselling is available by telephone - call 613-744-2892 ext 0. Diapers and formula available by appointment. Other services (counselling, intake, settlement services, social pediatric hub, employment, francophone legal aid clinic) available by phone, email or videoconference.

Integrated social services for members of the community

* Settlement Services for Ottawa residents (see separate record for details)

* Employment Services for Ottawa residents (see separate record for details)

* Family Services/Youth Programs for Ottawa-Vanier residents and surrounding areas: offers services to parents, grandparents and home caregivers of children 6 years and under * recreational and prevention programs to youth 6-18 years old * variety of workshops on parental skills, playgroups, services for pregnant women and new parents, a free toy lending library and resources, home visits, school readiness programs, support groups for newcomer parents and other programs based on the families' needs * children and youth 18 years and under who live in Vanier or go to school in Vanier also have access to a Social Pediatrics Centre

* Legal Clinic for low-income residents of eastern Ottawa (see separate record for details)

* Counselling Service for Vanier residents: counselling, crisis intervention and referrals, regardless of the individual's status in Canada * organizes support groups and activities

* Community Development for Vanier residents: workers assist residents, groups and organizations in organizing activities to improve the well-being of the community * programs for seniors are offered, as well as activities for residents such as block parties, community coffee-houses, etc * visit website for calendar of activities

* Income tax clinics for Vanier residents: free clinics offered during the income tax season * assist in filling out income tax report * start in February each year

* Partage Vanier Food Bank for Vanier residents (see separate record for details)

* In-House Agencies: some community agencies offer their services at the Vanier Community Service Centre:
* Catholic Family Services
* Catholic Immigration Centre
* Ottawa Cancer Foundation
* Lifestyle Enrichment for Senior Adults (LESA) offered by the Centretown Community Health Centre
* Families First offered by the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
* Parent Resource Centre
* Ottawa Children Treatment Centre
* First Words
* Ottawa Public Library - Vanier Branch
* OrKidstra
* Crossroads Children's Centre
* Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services
Hours Administration and services: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-8 pm 
Counselling Drop-in: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-11:30 am * Wed 4 pm-7 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Vanier
Boundaries Some services require proof of Vanier residency (K1L postal code). Call for more information.
Eligibility Vanier residents * Income Tax Clinic: low-income people
Application Counselling: drop in; to make an appointment, call 613-744-2892, ext 1033

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Languages English ; French
Fees None ; For in-house agencies, please contact them directly for more information about their fees.
Service Categories Community Voicemail ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Home Management Instruction ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Legal Counselling ~ Francophone Community ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ; Tax Preparation Assistance
Waiting List There may be a waiting list for certain services.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-744-2892
Crisis Phone Ottawa Distress Line 613-238-3311
Fax 613-749-2902
Primary Contact Jeanne Guibord, Resource Consultant; Phone: 613-742-4400 ext 1417; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Helena Arruda, Director, Counselling and Community Development; Phone: 613-744-2892 ext 1051; Email:
Primary Executive Michel Gervais, Executive Director; Phone: 613-744-2892 ext 1041; Email:
Alternate Executive Helena Arruda, Director, Counselling and Community Development; Email:
Other Details
Established 1980
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 131910275 RR0001 ; United Way ; Foundation - Trillium Foundation
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * calendar of activities
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres and of the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa.

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