Parenting isn’t just about teaching, it’s about learning too.

Nothing can prepare you for parenthood. We can, however, help you along the way. With a wide variety of parenting programs covering many different topics, we can help you through the difficulties that come with parenthood. Plus, you’ll meet other parents who are going through the same things as you are.

There is no foolproof guide to parenting, but there are resources to help you be the best parent you can be.

Are you in crisis?

FSO provides counselling and support services however; we are not crisis centre.  If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact one of the following resources:

Distress Line (Ottawa/Gatineau) 613-238-3311 (English only)

Outaouais Distress Line 1-866-676-1080 (English only)
(Please note that transfers to the Mental Health Crisis Team are available to Ontario residents only.)

Mental Health Crisis Line (Ottawa) 613-722-6914 (English and French)

Mental Health Crisis Line 1-866-996-0991 (English and French)
(Akwesasne, Prescott-Russell, Renfrew, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry)

The Walk-In Counselling Clinic www.walkincounselling.com

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