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  • The Ottawa Collaborative for Parenting Support (OCPS) wants parents to feel supported in being the best parent you can be! 
  • The OCPS is part of the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative. We are 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.
  • We recognize that all parents have questions about different areas of parenting, and we want to encourage parents to Just Ask!

Just Ask Facebook Series

Launched in 2020 in partnership with the Parenting in Ottawa Facebook page, OCYI hosts a regular series where Ottawa parents can "just ask" their questions to an expert! Follow our Twitter, Instagram, or the Parenting in Ottawa Facebook page to stay up to date about when organizations will be available for questions. For supplemental information from prior sessions, click here.


2022 Calendar

    • August 10 (new date): Supporting Black students in school with Student Family Advocates from Britannia Woods Community House
    • September 21 (new date): Supporting your child’s mental health and back to school with Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre
    • October 26: Supporting youth mental health and back to school with Youth Services Bureau

If your organization is interested in being an expert for a session, contact info@growingupgreat.ca

Please contact one of the following agencies for all your parenting questions:

The Parent Resource Centre (PRC) collaborates with parents to build confident, resilient families in Ottawa. We provide engaging and accessible programs for children, youth, parents and caregivers in a variety of formats.
One of our most popular services is our Parent Support Line. It is free, confidential, and provides an opportunity for parents to talk about a variety of concerns related to parenting, family dynamics, child development and child behavior. We provide emotional support, counselling, and advice about everyday challenges and offer resources and strategies to overcome those challenges.
Call us Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tel: 613-565-2467 ext. 2

Web: parentresource.ca

Email: information@parentresource.ca

Parenting in Ottawa is where parents go to get in the know. Speak with a public health nurse online, over the phone, or in-person.
Ottawa Public Health, and its community partners, offer these free services to make it easier for children to grow up healthy.

Phone: 613-PARENTS or 613-727-3687

TTY: 613-580-9656

Web: parentinginottawa.ca

Email: parentinginottawa@ottawa.ca

Social Media: Facebook.com/ParentinginOttawa

A free, confidential, and multilingual Information and Referral service connecting callers to the full range of non-emergency community, social, government, and health services.
Staffed by certified Information Referral Specialists.
Service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and in 150 languages.

Phone: 2-1-1 or 613-761-9076

TTY: 1-888-340-1001

Chat: https://211ontario.ca/chat

Web: 211ontario.ca

Email: info@cneo-nceo.ca

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!


To request the template for your agency please email us at info@growingupgreat.ca.

The Ottawa Collaborative for Parenting Support is proud to share the Just Ask poster which supports our strategic goal to enable access to programs and services by strengthening information resources.

OCPS_Just Ask_Posters_2020_BIL.pdf
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