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LGBTTQ+ Rainbow Families Art & Play Afternoon Drop-In

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

WHEN: First Saturday of each month except long weekends. Please check the calendar or contact lmontroy@familyservicesottawa.org or phone 613-725-3601 ext.105 for alternate dates.


Parenting Through High-Conflict Separation and Divorce

Are you worried about how parent conflict is affecting your children?
Would you like to minimize your children’s exposure to conflict? Are you looking for concrete ways to deal with high-stress situations between you and your co-parent?

In this six-week course you’ll: Learn the skills needed to improve communication. Learn methods to manage upset emotions. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.


Just for Dads... Parenting when you're single

Are you looking for ways to build a strong relationship with your child? Are you looking for concrete and practical ways to build your child’s self-esteem? Do you wonder how to set reasonable behaviour limits for your child?

Under the expert direction of Tim Paquette at Family Services Ottawa, this eight-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing fathers parenting.

Come and meet with other fathers to discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding – for everyone.


Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601