Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Beyond the Baby Blues

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A support group for women experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. Beyond the Baby Blues is a 10 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety.  This group is designed for women who are noting the signs and symptoms of distress that go beyond the short-term “baby blues” that many women experience after birth. […]

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Transcend Drop – In Trans Youth Group

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For gender diverse, transgender and non-binary youth. Make friends, get support, do projects or just have fun! In the group you can hang out, talk, eat snacks, play games, make buttons, make art, share information and sometimes we head over to a nearby park. The monthly activities and topics are planned by the group. Guest […]

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Support Group for parents & caregivers of gender creative, trans, transgender children, youth or young adults

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Do you have a child, teen or young adult who is gender diverse, transgender or non-binary? Are you interested in meeting with other parents & caregivers? When: The third Tuesday of every month Where: Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue For more information contact the Around the Rainbow Trainer and Public Education worker at 613-725-3601 […]

Monday, November 18th, 2019

CAS Parenting with Confidence

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For parents of children 6-16 yrs Family Services Ottawa presents another series of parenting workshops for clients of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.  This 9-week course explores the challenges and opportunities of parenting children who are between the ages of 6 and 16 years old.  The workshops are highly interactive and the participants will […]

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Discipline that doesn’t hurt… anyone

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Why do my children misbehave anyway? Is it me? What’s the difference between discipline and punishment? How can I make discipline work for my children and for me? Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing all […]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Parenting Your Anxious Child

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How can I help my child manage their anxiety? Is this normal behaviour? What can I do to reduce the factors that add to my child’s anxiety? Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann at Family Services à la famille Ottawa, this three-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities […]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Kids Come First – Michelle March’s Story

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Michelle March, 19, and her mom Amélie moved to Ottawa hoping for better access to health care. Michelle is an articulate, self-aware young woman who understands that her health needs are complex. She needs support dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and dissociative personality disorder. Mom, Amélie, is loving and supporting. Michelle’s first family doctor […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Kids Come First – Christie and Troy Kopczyk’s Story

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“Some days I feel like I am his case coordinator, instead of his mom,” says Christie Kopczyk of her 14-year-old son Troy. “As a parent, you have to learn about all of the care you can get for your son to give him his best opportunity to thrive.” Before birth, Troy was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. […]

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Kids Come First – Stephanie and Mathew Paravan’s story

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Stephanie Paravan wants more time to just be a mom to Matthew, her 12-year-old son with complex and serious health issues. “I spend too much time navigating Matthew through the health-care system,” says Stephanie. “There are lots of programs but too many points of access. Some days I feel like I’m an administrator, not a […]

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Kids Come First – Katherine Steven’s Story

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Katherine Stevens, a Grade 11 student at Colonel By High School in Ottawa, has become engaged in improving health care for young people. “I would like to see better communications between everyone involved in my care,” she says. After surgeries in 2016 and 2017 to treat hip dysplasia, along with frequent visits to the CHEO’s […]


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