Parent F.A.Q.

Parenting programs

How big are the classes?

Depending on the topic, you can expect a group size ranging from six to sixteen people.

When do I pay the fee?

To guarantee a space, payment should be received prior to the start of your course or workshop. We accept cash, cheque, Debit, Mastercard and Visa.

What if I can’t pay the workshop fee?

If you cannot afford to pay for a course or workshop, we may negotiate a reduced fee with you. We keep a certain number of fully subsidized available for each course.

No one is refused service on the basis of ability to pay. You may be placed on a waiting list if the number of subsidized spaces have already been filled.

What kinds of information will you collect about me?

For each course, we maintain attendance lists with basic contact information (name, address, phone number, emergency contact).  We do not keep records about the specific things you say in our groups, or about your progress.

Upon request, we will provide you with a letter confirming your attendance at a workshop or group series.

Is there parking available?

Yes, visitor parking is available in the evenings in the lot beside our building at 312 Parkdale. There is also on-street parking around the building.

What can I expect when I come to a course?

You can expect professional-quality facilitation, knowledgeable workshop leaders, dynamic discussions, and individualized attention.  Our facilitators will adjust the course content to the particular needs and interests of the participants, so if you have come with a particular interest, make sure you let us know.

What topics will be covered?

The topics covered depend on the actual course or workshops.  See our course descriptions in the Schedule of Current Events for details.

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