Category Archives: Children

Prepared & Positive – How do I Recognize Mental Health Issues in MY Child?

Do you or your friends have school-age children or grandchildren? This event is for YOU! 🚨

Join the Rotary Club of West Ottawa – along with YSB, Rideauwood, PLEO, and United Way – for a half day of workshops focused on helping families deal with mental health issues in their children 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Saint Paul University (223 Main St.)

The event is FREE but space is limited, so you MUST pre-select your workshops by registering in advance.

For further details and registration:

Youth on the Go!

Empowering Young Minds in a Safe and Supportive Environment

Youth on the Go! is an 8-week in-person social club program designed to provide youths with an opportunity to explore new friendships and develop their social skills in a safe and supportive environment with planned activities around the Ottawa area.

This is an inclusive program open to all high-functioning, independent and verbal youths (ages 13-17 years old), whether they are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, have other support needs, or are in need of an enjoyable social experience.

Learn more:

Child in Mind is offering two NEW groups for teenagers ages 13-17

1) Connect and Create Teen Social Group

In this group, teenagers will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, engaging in board games, conversations, art projects, music and forming new friendships in a safe space.

Ages 13-17

Session Dates: Thursday April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th; Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Child In Mind Clinic – 2249 Carling Ave

Register here:

2) Social Anxiety Group for Teens VIRTUAL

These 7-week groups are for teens who are struggling with anxiety that interferes with their everyday routines, social and family life, and/or academic functioning. The group will bring participants through the process of understanding their anxiety, and learning how to detect and manage unhelpful thoughts and feelings using various strategies from a cognitive-behavioural approach.

Ages 13-17

Dates: Wednesday May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5 & 12

Location & Time: Virtual – 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $600 ($100/week). Our services are covered by most extended health benefits plans. Please confirm with your insurance provider that you have coverage for psychological services.

Register here:

Registration for Sunshine Day Camp 2024

Sunshine Day Camp has proudly served over 500 families in Ottawa-Gatineau area and is the only program in the area that specializes in programming for children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD between the ages of 7 and 14. They offer a low-ratio (5:1) care program that is packed full of stimulating and hands-on activities and field trips for their campers, and are lucky to have a team of experienced staff on hand with knowledge of learning exceptionalities.

Register here: