Category Archives: Social

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:

Gaming Social Group

Y’s Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre
Gaming Social Group

Age 14 to 30
1140 Morrison Dr Suite 100
Tuesday and Friday Nights, 6 to 8pm

  • Develop Friendships
  • Improve Social Skills
  • Build Confidence
  • Share Interests
  • Fund and Respectful Environment
  • Increase Independence

For more information contact:

Gabbie Hall
613-721-1500 or email

ABA Connections Winter Social Groups

While ABA Connections take a brief break from programming in December, their Winter Social Groups are set to launch January 2024.

Among the highlights are the highly sought-after “hangout” groups tailored for teens and tweens, and the ever-enjoyed Learn to Play and Arts and Crafts groups. They are also reintroducing their What’s Cooking? social group for all the food enthusiasts, the Employment Prep program for those new to or currently navigating the world of employment, and their Overcoming Obstacles groups dedicated for both children and teens

Get ready for a Winter season filled with engaging activities, skill development, and meaningful connections. Stay tuned for an exciting journey ahead!

Read their service guide here