Partner Profiles & Stories

Partner Profile: Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services
Partner Profiles & Stories · 12 September 2023
Ottawa’s Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services opened its doors in 1976 with funding for just four programs and services. Today, more than 45 years later, this valuable OCYI partner offers over 15 programs to youth, adults, families and support persons who are struggling with the role that substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues play in their lives.

Discovering Emotions Activity from Le CAP

Partner Profile: Le CAP
Partner Profiles & Stories · 22 March 2023
OCYI caught up with our partner Le CAP to learn how they are supporting francophone children and youth

Interview with OCYI Placement Student
Partner Profiles & Stories · 22 March 2023
Learn more about 2023 placement student Lauren Wood

Partner Profile: OrKidstra
Partner Profiles & Stories · 15 December 2022
Earlier this month, OCYI caught up with our new partner OrKidstra to see what this inspiring organization has been up to and to learn more about their preparations for the holiday season.

Jayden’s Family Banana Bread Recipe
Partner Profiles & Stories · 15 December 2022
“I love this recipe as it was one of the first things I learned how to bake with my mom! It is also a very special recipe within my family, as it belonged to my late grandmother. I am so excited to share it with the OCYI!” -Jayden, a Youth Advisory Council member for the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective Ingredients 4 large old brown bananas (mashed) 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine 2 eggs 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 cups flour Chocolate chips (desired...

Just Ask Campaign Relaunch
Partner Profiles & Stories · 15 December 2022
On November 28, OCYI’s Ottawa Collaborative for Parenting Support Task Group hosted an information session to promote the newly redesigned Just ask poster!

Task Group Highlight: Critical Hours Training Day 2022
Partner Profiles & Stories · 15 December 2022
On November 2, OCYI’s Critical Hours Task Group (CHTG), composed of staff from over a dozen critical hours programs across Ottawa, hosted their first in-person training conference since 2018.

Holiday Fun 2022!
Partner Profiles & Stories · 15 December 2022
The OCYI team enjoyed visiting Ottawa's Community Houses to spread some holiday cheer!

Back to School: Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health Resources
Partner Profiles & Stories · 28 September 2022
Back to school can be exciting for parents, children and youth, and can also heighten familiar challenges or introduce new ones.

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