What's New at OCTC
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>>
You could say that Jacob-Emmanuel and Luca "Lazylegz" (www.lazylegz.com) have a history; a history that has grown into a powerful relationship. They were first introduced at a Changing Minds Changing Lives presentation, organized by OCTC and CPC (Paralympic.ca) where Jacob-Emmanuel was inspired by Luca's words and actions. As fate would have it they had another opportunity to work together when they danced as part of OCTC's 60th anniversary celebrations. The two actually shared the stage twice that day, when Luca was the keynote speaker and Jacob-Emmanuel one of the hosts.
Since those events, Luca has served as a continual inspiration for Jacob-Emmanuel, providing him with the motivation he needed, in his rehabilitation, to work towards walking without his walker. Without question, the inspiration went both ways and the two vowed to one day walk 2 kms together, independently of their assistive devices.
A twist of luck brought that dream one step closer to reality when Luca was able to surprise Jacob-Emmanuel at an OCTC Track and Field event. There the two had an opportunity to walk together, it wasn't two kms but we're confident they're on their way! Check out this video to see the powerful moment captured on film.
OCTC is pleased to introduce to you a new video describing the partnership between Quickstart , Early Intervention for Autism and the Getting Started Service at OCTC... Read more »
OCTC is pleased to present to you another new video showcasing why making investments counts and why “Every Kid Matters”. See 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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