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What's New at OCTC

  • “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.



  • Children and youth of different skills and abilities are able to participate in community programs and have the opportunity to be part of their community through different social integration opportunities within the Recreation Therapy program at OCTC. This allows them to try and experience new things which they never had the opportunity or support to do before.

    Check out these videos showcasing OCTC's partnerships with The Lion's Club of Ottawa and the Camp Otonabee - YMCA.



  • Every day, OCTC volunteers make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Two volunteers, Jacob-Emmanuel Doyle and Glen Russell, got together to create this showcase of the impact that they and more than 140 OCTC volunteers are making to help the centre further its mission. Watch the video here.



  • Thanks to the Harry Ward Foundation, the Harry Foster Foundation, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, the RBC Foundation, and the HOPE Volleyball Summerfest, the "Give it a Go" program took place again this summer.  See the video>>





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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