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Roberts / Smart Centre

Alternate Name OCR ; Roberts Smart Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1737 Woodward Dr, Suite 104
Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
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Intersection Woodward Dr and Maitland Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking for 2 hours
Description and Services
Description (Service) 24-bed integrated children's mental health centre providing residential treatment for high-risk adolescents

Mental Health Residential Program: 15 residential placements for adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties * 11 of these beds are for youth involved with child welfare * 5 beds are for families from the community and are accessed through Coordinated Access

Secure Treatment: eight beds for adolescents with a severe mental health disorder whose behaviours place them at imminent risk to harm themselves or others, and require intensive treatment in a secure environment

Day Treatment: special education treatment program, in conjunction with local boards of education, serving youth who experience difficulties in the mainstream system due to behavioural problems * 4 classrooms, English and French

The Debbie Campbell Learning Academy: Private School under the provincial Education Act providing specialized learning and behavioural intervention programs for adolescents with severe behaviour problems * students may earn a variety of Ontario Secondary School credits at the grade nine and ten level and remedial programs are offered for adolescents who are functioning at the elementary level (English only)

School-based Mental Health program: provides mental health services in local high schools * individualized support to teens within the school setting as well throughout the summer months where needed * coordinates and refers teens for mental health services * supports social skills development and transitional support

Transition and Community Outreach: provides youth in the care of the Centre who are moving through key transition points in their development * assistance is also provided to youth and families in the community where there is a risk of out-of-home placement, harm to self or others and other services are not available or appropriate * provides the support needed to stay at home, to transition, to access other community support services and to assist in navigating into the adult mental health system
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and area ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties ; Ontario: Secure Treatment
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
At-risk adolescents between 12-18 years, presenting challenging mental health and behavioural struggles
Application Referrals from parents, School Boards, Children's Aid Societies and youth-serving agencies
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Some services only
Service Categories Psychiatric Inpatient Units ~ At Risk Youth ; Residential Mental Health Treatment Facilities ; Special Education Classes/Centres ~ At Risk Youth
Waiting List Yes, length varies according to program
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-728-1946
Toll Free Phone 1-800-279-9941
TTY Phone 613-235-2257
Fax 613-728-4986
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Natasha Holtz, Intake Coordinator; Phone: 613-728-1946 ext 236; Email:
Alternate Contact Nancy Laframboise, Residential Services Manager; Phone: 613-728-1946 ext 245; Email:
Primary Executive Catherine Van Vliet, Executive Director; Phone: 613-728-1946 ext 222; Email:
Other Details
Established 1973
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107805723 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Available upon request
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Canadian Centre for Accreditation

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