Critical Hours programs in Ottawa

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Banff Avenue Community House

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 2094 A&B Banff St, Ottawa

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Hours: Monday to Thursday

Description: We provide after school supports for children 4-18 years of age. This includes tutoring (virtual), in-person homework help, Coding (virtually), book club and learning from home kits.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Program name: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Address: 1645 Woodroffe Unit 12, Ottawa

Program email:

Hours: Flexible

Description: community based 1 to 1 matches between screened and trained adult volunteers and youth aged 6-14 years

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Program name: Homework Club

Address: 2825 Dumaurier Ave, Ottawa

Program email:

Hours: 5 days / week, 4-5pm @ 7 locations

Description: Helps children and youth with assigned homework, reading clubs, peer support programs, tutoring, active learning and literacy, and numeracy support.

Britannia Woods Community House

Program name: Britannia Woods After School Programs

Address: 9-115 Ritchie St, Ottawa

Program email:

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Description: 1:1 academic support and virtual / learn at home kits.

Confederation Court Community House

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 2483-A Walkley Rd, Ottawa

Program email:

Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-6pm

Description: Four days a week homework help and one-on-one tutoring is provided to the children ages 6-12 of the community. STEAM and virtual programming are also offered within these hours.

Debra Dynes Family House

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 955 Debra Ave, Unit 85, Ottawa

Program email:

Hours: Monday - Friday


Description: Currently offering community outreach and wellness checks, community based seasonal activities and mentoring and support for home schooling.

Morrison Gardens Community House

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 985A Morrison Dr, Ottawa

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Description: Virtual support through programming, door drops, and food security assistance.

Nepean - Rideau - Osgoode Community Resource Centre



Program email:

Hours: Monday - Thursday


Description: Currently providing virtual homework support. Also offering outdoor programming during critical hours throughout the winter in 4 neighborhoods: Mandorale, Parkwood Hills, Tanglewood and Barrhaven.


Program name: OrKidstra

Address: OrKidstra After-School Hubs are located in the Ottawa neighbourhoods of Centretown and Vanier

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Hours: Monday - Friday, after school

Description: OrKidstra’s mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music. We do this by providing children from low-income families with free instruments and music lessons, which gives them the chance to learn important life skills through playing and singing together. Please visit for more information. 

Osgoode Youth Association

Program name: After School Homework Club

Address: 5479 Osgoode Main St, Osgoode

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 2:45pm-5:30pm

Description: Includes health food choices and nutrition education, wellness and personal health education (drama, art, yoga, bullying prevention, building self-esteem and more).


Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Program name: Carling Family Shelter Homework Club

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Hours: Mon-Wed 4-9pm


Description: This program is only for children and youth who reside at the Carling Family Shelter.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Program name: Pathways to Education

Address: 1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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Description: Pathways to education is a free program that supports youth to complete high school and to move on to post-secondary education or training.

Rochester Heights Community House

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 299 Rochester St, Ottawa

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Hours: Monday to Friday 3-6pm

Description: Provides children age 6-12 with after-school activities geared to build positive relationships, healthy eating, physical activity, and academic support.

The Door Youth Centre

Program Name: Education Incentive Program (Homework Help)

Address: 2-755 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

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Hours: Monday - Thursday, 4pm-8pm

Description: Staff and volunteers are available during operating hours to support youth between the ages of 12-18 with their homework. Furthermore, it is primarily a place for youth to access educational and employment support, health promotion including nightly dinner program and recreational programs and to establish links to other youth-oriented programs and services throughout the community. Most important, it is a place where youth can feel good about themselves and their place in the community! This program is offered in English. 




The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 815 St.Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

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Description: Two afterschool programs (ASP Carson and ASP Provender). We deliver goodie bags to each child in our program, included are: snacks, themed activities and crafts.