Select any of the links listed below. You will find websites containing information and local resources available to you. Although we have taken care selecting this list, we cannot accept any responsibility for the content published by the authors. Please consult these websites for up to date information.

Crisis Lines

Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line 613-260-2360

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region 613-238-3311

Useful Websites

211 Ontario   Find programs and services in your area

About Kids Health   Trusted answers from The Hospital for Sick Children

Additude: Inside the ADHD Mind   Information about symptom tests, medications & treatment, and practical strategies for parents and adults living with ADHD

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines   Integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children ages 0-4

Champlain Healthline   Directory of Children and Parenting resources in the Champlain Region

Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)   Specialized, trauma-responsive mental health and developmental services for children and youth

Children’s Health   Resources and guides for parents, kids and teens

Crossroads Children’s Centre   Child and family centered approach to Children’s Mental Health (to age 12)

First Words   Ottawa’s Preschool Speech and Language Program

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Open Doors for Lanark Children & Youth   Child and Youth Mental Health Centre

Parent Resource Centre   Programs and services for parents and families to encourage healthy child development

Physical Activity Guidelines

QuickStart   Early intervention for Autism

Recreation Programs – City of Ottawa    Guides for picky eaters, recipes, cooking and kids, healthy eating and healthy weights

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre   Programs and Services for children ages 0-18 years (select age range in the Program Category from drop-down menu)

Youth Services Bureau   Ages 12 to 20 (613) 562-3004

Family Counselling and Support Services (Some free programs, or fees on a sliding scale)

Family Services Ottawa – 613-725-3601

Jewish Family Services – 613-722-2225

Catholic Family Services – 613-233-8478

For additional child and youth health services concerning mental health, visit the Mental Health and Addictions page.

For health services and information concerning babies and toddlers, visit the Prenatal/Early Childhood Health page.