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Association for Bright Children of Ontario (ABC)

Site: Ottawa Region Chapter

Alternate Name ABC ; ABC Ottawa ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Works on the local and provincial levels with families, teachers, Boards of Education, and the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, to promote a better understanding of gifted and bright children and their social, emotional and educational needs. 
Fosters the development of appropriate educational programs for gifted children and youth. Offers resources, information and supports to parents as well as a variety of extracurricular events for kids. 
Holds information sessions and support meetings, as well as provides a web-based discussion forum where parents can exchange questions, experiences and ideas. Visit the website for more information on activities, resources and forum.
Hours There are no office hours.
Meetings Holds regular meetings with volunteer and working groups * send an email for upcoming dates and opportunities to participate
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Gatineau ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Anyone interested in the educational, social and emotional needs of bright and gifted children
Application Visit the website for Membership information
Languages English ; French - French services very limited * no French-language programming available at this time
Fees None - Membership
Service Categories Education Advocacy Groups ~ Children ~ Gifted People ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Special Education Issues ; School System Advocacy ~ Children ~ Gifted People
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive Cathy Miedema, President
Other Details
Established 1975
Funding Donations
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website, discussion forum, library for members
Accreditation No

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