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What's New at OCTC

  • January 13, 2017

    Children's Sibling Group: THIS IS THE GROUP FOR YOU!

    It is your chance to meet other brothers and sisters who really understand how having a sibling with a disability is UNIQUE. Participants between the ages of 6 and 14 years old will be grouped by age. All groups will meet at the same time and place, making drop off and pick up a breeze for parents. Click here for more info!



  • Join our parent group!

    Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers. Click here for more info!



  • November 21, 2016

    Announcing the 2017 Behavioural Services Conference. - OCTC is excited to welcome Dr. Jeannie Golden as Keynote Speaker at its Challenging Behaviour Conference. The conference will be held on May 4th 2017 at the RA Centre.  Click here for the conference flyer and for registration details.



  • October 11, 2016 

    On behalf of the Ontario Special Needs Strategy  Ottawa planning table, please see the attached update for the latest activities and progress made since the last update (in May 2016). Click here for more details.



  • Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    Please join us for an evening of discussion and information on the Ontario Disability Support Program, benefits and eligibility. An evening for families interested in transition resources for young people with disabilities. Click here for info.



  • Friday, November 4th,

    The Future of Inclusion in Ottawa: This event will be relevant for anyone interested in building more inclusive lifestyles and communities for people with disabilities. click here for more info...



  • July 3, 2016

    Congratulations to the recipients of the OCTC Clinical Research Grant 2016-2017!

     The Literacy Research Team, Jocelyn Barden-Underhill, Amita Furgoch, Dr. Jean Ju, Leslie Walker as well as Dr. Pascal Lefebvre from Laurentian University, was awarded a 15000$ grant. Their project is entitled: “Improving Future Health Outcomes for Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairment: Towards Creation of a Knowledge to Action Roadmap for Literacy.” 



  • May 17, 2016

    OCTC and CHEO intend to join forces as one organization to better meet the needs of the children and families in our care. For many years, we’ve heard that the current health care system is difficult to navigate. So, as the two largest providers of pediatric health care in the region, we are coming together to create a stronger organization, with easier access to services, and more coordinated care. Click here for more details.



  • Looking for feedback on Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

    The Patient Engagement team at Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is currently conducting an assessment regarding the medical procedure known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for children with Cerebral Palsy. The goal is to illuminate the lived-experience of patients and families with CP, their existing therapies, and selective dorsal rhizotomy. For more details click here.



  • OCTC Strategic Plan Mid-point Review Outcomes...

    Earlier this year, we asked for input as we conducted a mid-point progress review of the OCTC Strategic 2012-17 Plan and Strategic Directions. See the report on the outcomes of the review here.



  • Check out our new Pandemic Plan to see how OCTC would operate in the event of a Pandemic.



  • The Parent Resource Centre presents a series of workshops based on the "Every Child Ready to Read" program. Click here for flyer



  • Group Stepping Stones Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

    is an intervention program for families of children with special needs who currently have or are at risk of developing behaviour problems. It is a research-based parent training program, aimed at preventing behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents. Click here for more information



  • Research at OCTC - Discover what exciting research opportunities currently await you at OCTC! Learn about studies currently underway and how you can get involved. You'll find the link located in the bottom right quadrant of the OCTC Home page. This page is designed to help clients, families, staff, and our community partners learn how OCTC is contributing to the current literature, as well as how OCTC clinicians rely upon research to inform best practice when treating children and families.



  • Do you have an idea that... can improve your quality of life at home, at school or in the local community?

    The Tetra Society can help! The volunteers at the Ottawa Chapter are ready to meet with you and discuss new innovations and solutions for assistive devices, customized for your individual needs. For more information, please see:







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