Officially launched in 2015, the Ottawa Collaborative for Parenting Support (OCPS), isoperates under the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative umbrella. It is a community of partners working together to build resilient families that can support their children’s healthy development, feel empowered, and are able to cope with the ups and downs of everyday living.
The OCPS wants parents to feel supported in being the best parents they can be! We recognize that all parents have questions about different areas of parenting, and we want to encourage our member organizations open up the channels of discussion around child health, parenting best practices, workshops, events,etc.
We have designed the "Just Ask" poster template to create common messaging in this endeavour across the city. Organizations are encouraged to use our modifiable poster template to input important information they think parents visiting their centres need to know!
Poster coming soon to our Resources section!
In Ottawa, a collaborative approach has been selected to address the need for parenting support. A collaborative approach will potentially
allow for improved access to services while maximizing resources in an attempt to better support families.
A Strategy which Highlights Potential
A positive approach to parent support, which encourages parents to take on responsibility, which is founded in family and community strength and support, an which encourages parent engagement and participation in their child's development.
A strategy which is based in research, experience and expertise, as well as data literacy and the ability to make effective use of community data resources. This strategy will aim to develop a common messaging around parenting in Ottawa, and a common evaluation for the institutions and services in our community which are designed to support parents to help their children to grow up great.
Transparent, accessible services adapted to the needs of the parents in the Ottawa community, as well as supporting resources which reflect the diversity of the parents and families in Ottawa.
A long term strategy to which many community organizations and services are committed and engaged, which is malleable and flexible - capable of adapting to new parenting needs in Ottawa as they arise.
Our Collaborative Parenting Support Strategy aims to:
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At the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative (OCYI), we value the input and opinions of our members, and know how important they are to our continued success in the community. Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us to better help you and your organization.
Questions? Comments? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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