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

Program email: banffcomhouse@outlook.com

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.


Britannia Woods Community House

Program name: Britannia Woods After School Programs

Address: 9-115 Ritchie St, Ottawa

Program email: diana@britanniawoods.com

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: confederationcourt@hotmail.com

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: info@debradynes.com

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

Program email: m.clark@pqchc.com

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


Nepean - Rideau - Osgoode Community Resource Centre

Program email: lziebell@nrocrc.org

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.


Osgoode Youth Association

Program name: After School Homework Club

Address: 5479 Osgoode Main St, Osgoode

Program email: info@o-ya.ca

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).


Ottawa Boys and Girls Club

Program name: Homework Club

Address: 2825 Dumaurier Ave, Ottawa

Program email: ljones@bgcottawa.org

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.


Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Program name: Carling Family Shelter Homework Club

Program email: m.crogie@pqchc.com

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

Program email: m.teghtmeyer@pqchc.com

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

Program email: cflores@swchc.on.ca

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

Program email: info@thedooryouthcentre.com

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 4pm-8pm

Description: Staff and volunteers available during operating hours to support youth between the ages of 12-18 with their homework.


The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Program name: Community Child and Youth Programs

Address: 815 St.Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

Program email: martine.hagen@crcrr.org

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.