Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre - Innovation. Motivation. Celebration. Founded in 1951

What's New at OCTC

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



  • The Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre School Authority is currently seeking applicants to apply to existing vacancies on their Board of Directors. Click here for more details!



  • 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



  • The Ottawa Miracle League's Field of Dreams is scheduled to open in July or August this year, and is looking for players with physical or mental disabilities. See brochure for more info.



  • Ever wanted to redesign the system?

    Here is your opportunity!

    We are inviting you to attend one of five engagement sessions to share your thoughts on what a better system should look like to meet your needs and your family needs. This session will allow you to meet other parents and to discuss together topics such as ways to improve access, better coordination and how to address challenges. 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.



  • Special Needs Services of SDG region asks if you have finished your online survey?

    Are you able to help us again?

    Share your ideas for the future of Special Needs Services for Children and Youth in our community by attending a Focus Group... click here for more information!



  • March 30, 2015,

    An engagement session for families and caregivers of children and youth in Prescott-Russell region who wish to share their thoughts on what a

    better system should look like will be held March 30th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP your participation by March 27th by going to Eventbrite ( and confirming your participation. Following your registration, you will receive the ques=ons that will guide the engagement session. If you cannot join with a local group you will receive instructions to access the OTN videoconference. For more information click here!



  • Saturday March 21st 2015

    The « Regroupement des partenaires francophones » is hosting a day of resourcing for families of children or adults with a disability. Saturday March 21st 2015 from 9h AM to 4h PM at the PineView municipal golf course (1471 Blair Rd. in Ottawa). For more information:



  • 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:



  • January 26, 2015

    Dear families,

    The well-being of the children, families and staff we support at the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre is of the utmost importance. In the coming weeks, you may notice some changes at our Smyth Road site as we work to improve our facilities for the comfort of all those who visit.

    As part of our regular maintenance program, we discovered that the air quality in our portable treatment rooms has decreased. As a precaution, we have decided to temporarily relocate some of our services... click here for more details.



  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    In Ontario, special services are provided by different agencies and funded by four government ministries. The government has asked us to look at our service delivery model in Renfrew County and propose changes to make services more accessible and easier for families to use. Your participation in this survey will help us to understand your experience and the most important factors influencing the quality of your experience.

    We are asking for your opinion if your child is receiving one or more special services in Renfrew County. This could include services of: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Infant Development, Autism Program, Behavioural Support, Social Work. For Survey click here!



  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Ontario is launching the third review of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), which governs many of the province's programs and services for children and youth.

    The review will target two key areas -- improving outcomes for children and youth, and modernizing and clarifying the language of the Act. click here for more information!



  • Ontario's Special Needs Strategy & Our Children's Treatment Centre's response to this opportunity – October 2014

    Families of children and youth with special needs, can have difficulties receiving services in a timely and coordinated way. Ontario is working to improve how families access the services they need, as close to home as possible. OCTC is well positioned to respond to this and play a significant role.          For more information click here.



  • “Ask me why”

    OCTC and the OCTC Foundation are proud to present a video that showcases why OCTC is important in the lives of the families we serve, and an important part of the fabric of the community overall.

    Please take a moment to view the video…. And share, share, share!



  • We are pleased to launch a new section on our website!

    Looking Ahead: Transitions From Infancy to Adulthood. You'll find it in the main website banner and in the Family section. We also have a youth-friendly version on the Youth section of our site. This Q&A document is designed to help clients, families, staff and our community partners understand service delivery through six important transitions, including school entry, high school and adulthood.





The Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC) is a leader in providing bilingual specialized care for those with multiple physical, developmental, and associated behavioural needs, focusing on our region's children and youth. Learn more »


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