What’s New

SCS in partnership with the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CICO) is working to provide information about community resources and events.

Recent updates


Helping people with IDD’s defeat loneliness & boredom with a Virtual Circle [FREE Training]

Just because a person with a developmental disability is stuck at home right now, doesn’t mean they have to be ...
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Ontario provides significant additional support to Developmental Services

A joint statement from Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs, Community Living Ontario and the Provincial Network on Developmental ...
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List of Essential Workplaces

Read the list of essential workplaces in response to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). If you have questions about what will ...
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COVID-19 Family Support Calls

FREE 30-minute COVID-19 family support calls every Thursday @ 7 PM ET. with Eric Goll, Funder of Empowering Ability: https://forms.aweber.com/form/78/1153629778.htm ...
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Update Friday – Community Living Ontario

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine have become part of our daily lives. As ...
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COVID-19: Information and Resources

In light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from spreading. Please find ...
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Covid-19 – SCS Office and Meetings

IMPORTANT MESSAGE, March 19th 2020: Dear clients, families and partners, Due to the recent situation regarding COVID-19, our office doors ...
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Cancelled – Ryerson School of Disability Studies Open House with Live Stream March 21

Please join us on March 21st for the School of Disability Studies Open House. Join the School of Disability Studies ...
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2020 Free Income Tax Clinics

Please see the below link for Free Income Tax clinics in the Ottawa area List of Free Income Tax Clinics ...
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Events


Family Services Ottawa Beyond the Baby Blues, postpartum depression and anxiety, April 2 – May 21, 2020

Are you experiencing postpartum distress, depression and/or anxious moods after the birth or adoption of your baby? Would you like ...
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Family Services Ottawa Friends For Life, for children 7-9 years old with mild to moderate anxiety, March 25 – May 20, 2020

 FRIENDS for Life is an evidence-based prevention program proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that ...
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Family Services Ottawa – Parenting Through High Conflict Separation and Divorce, March 25 – April 29, 2020

Are you worried about how parent conflict is affecting your children? Would you like to minimize your children’s exposure to ...
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Invitation to Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative Meeting for Service Providers and Professionals April 1, 2020

We invite you to join us on Wednesday April 1 from 10 to 11:30 am at Bethany Hope,  820 Woodroffe ...
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Cancelled until further notice – What’s New: TAG Info Session March 18, 2020

Please note that due to the growing concerns about the current pandemic situation regarding COVID-19, our staff and client’s health ...
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Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre presents 6th annual Multi-Cultural Health Fair April 18

Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre, in collaboration with University presents 6th annual Multi-Cultural Health Fair April 18 10:30-2pm. Please see flyer ...
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Save the Date! Coming Together 2020 & SCS 25th Anniversary May 2, 2020

Save the Date! Coming Together 2020 & SCS 25th Anniversary May 2, 2020 Save the Date flyer Coming Together 2020 ...
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FSO – Family Services Ontario upcoming parenting courses Winter & Spring 2020

Please click on the below links for more information. Flyer 2020 Friends for Life 7-9 year old’s Flyer You’re Not ...
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Recreation


Senior Day program March – April 2020

In collaboration with Red Oaks Retirement Residence- Sienna Senior Living. Recreational Respite is very excited to present our Senior Day Program!! ...
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Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre presents 6th annual Multi-Cultural Health Fair April 18

Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre, in collaboration with University presents 6th annual Multi-Cultural Health Fair April 18 10:30-2pm. Please see flyer ...
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FSO – Family Services Ontario upcoming parenting courses Winter & Spring 2020

Please click on the below links for more information. Flyer 2020 Friends for Life 7-9 year old’s Flyer You’re Not ...
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Social Programs for Teens April, 2020

TIPES is running a number of Social Programs this spring, including the PEERSs Program for teens 13-17 years of age ...
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2 Young Adult programs – Recreational Respite Lifestyle Recreation Ages 18+

We are excited to share our 10 week ‘Lifestyle Recreation’ programming for 18+. Join us Tuesday Evening for Healthy Eating ...
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TIPES upcoming social skills programs for children ages 6-17

Building Blocks is for kids 6-8 or 9 years of age and goes from April 7th to May 26th. Puzzle Project ...
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Fostering Forever Friendships Hosting Adult Day Program

Fostering Forever Friendships focuses on fostering the independence and continued growth of adults 18-45 years old with special needs in a ...
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Walking In My Shoes Parent Group Winter Flyer

Poster page 2020 Winter WIMS Flyer ...
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March Break program for Young Adults (ages 18+)

We are accepting registrations to our March Break program for Young Adults (ages 18+). Our full day ‘Lifestyle Recreation’ offers  a variety of ...
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All Ages Winter Social Groups for Children and Youth with ASD January to April 2020

ABA Connections Winter Social Groups for Children and Youth with ASD schedule for a variety of new and returning groups ...
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Presentations / Workshops


Cancelled – Ryerson School of Disability Studies Open House with Live Stream March 21

Please join us on March 21st for the School of Disability Studies Open House. Join the School of Disability Studies ...
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Family Services Ottawa Beyond the Baby Blues, postpartum depression and anxiety, April 2 – May 21, 2020

Are you experiencing postpartum distress, depression and/or anxious moods after the birth or adoption of your baby? Would you like ...
Read More

Family Services Ottawa Friends For Life, for children 7-9 years old with mild to moderate anxiety, March 25 – May 20, 2020

 FRIENDS for Life is an evidence-based prevention program proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that ...
Read More

Family Services Ottawa – Parenting Through High Conflict Separation and Divorce, March 25 – April 29, 2020

Are you worried about how parent conflict is affecting your children? Would you like to minimize your children’s exposure to ...
Read More

Invitation to Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative Meeting for Service Providers and Professionals April 1, 2020

We invite you to join us on Wednesday April 1 from 10 to 11:30 am at Bethany Hope,  820 Woodroffe ...
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Cancelled until further notice – What’s New: TAG Info Session March 18, 2020

Please note that due to the growing concerns about the current pandemic situation regarding COVID-19, our staff and client’s health ...
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Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities.

Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities. This is the link to ...
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Canadian Centre for Men and Families – 12 Week Support Group

The group will feature emotionally safe space for men to share their experiences and perspectives with other men, for peer ...
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Ontario Autism Program – Autism Ontario East Region – Service Navigation Update!

 Office Hours As you know, Autism Ontario does not have an office space in the region. I have been working ...
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Resources


Helping people with IDD’s defeat loneliness & boredom with a Virtual Circle [FREE Training]

Just because a person with a developmental disability is stuck at home right now, doesn’t mean they have to be ...
Read More

COVID-19 Family Support Calls

FREE 30-minute COVID-19 family support calls every Thursday @ 7 PM ET. with Eric Goll, Funder of Empowering Ability: https://forms.aweber.com/form/78/1153629778.htm ...
Read More

COVID-19: Information and Resources

In light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from spreading. Please find ...
Read More

2020 Free Income Tax Clinics

Please see the below link for Free Income Tax clinics in the Ottawa area List of Free Income Tax Clinics ...
Read More

Invitation to Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative Meeting for Service Providers and Professionals April 1, 2020

We invite you to join us on Wednesday April 1 from 10 to 11:30 am at Bethany Hope,  820 Woodroffe ...
Read More

Senior Day program March – April 2020

In collaboration with Red Oaks Retirement Residence- Sienna Senior Living. Recreational Respite is very excited to present our Senior Day Program!! ...
Read More

Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities.

Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities. This is the link to ...
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211 Ontario “Out of the cold” Free Meal, Snacks & Drop-In List 2019-2020

http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/PDFS/2019_outofthecold_en.pdf http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/PDFS/2019_christmas_en.pdf ...
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Helpful tools


COVID-19: Information and Resources

In light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from spreading. Please find ...
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KDS Village at 567 Cambridge Street is now open for new residents for people 65+

With continuous operation for over 51 years, The KDS Apartments, located at 567 Cambridge Street South in Ottawa, provide a ...
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211 Ontario “Out of the cold” Free Meal, Snacks & Drop-In List 2019-2020

http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/PDFS/2019_outofthecold_en.pdf http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/PDFS/2019_christmas_en.pdf ...
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Ontario Autism Program – Autism Ontario East Region – Service Navigation Update!

 Office Hours As you know, Autism Ontario does not have an office space in the region. I have been working ...
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New Name and Brand for SCS

We are pleased to ANNOUNCE our new name and brand! (more…) ...
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What does the 2019 Provincial budget mean for people supported by SCS?

The Ontario government released its 2019 budget on Thursday April 11th.It includes decisions that may influence developmental services and other ...
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Want to create a good life for your loved one with a disability?

Transform your loved one’s life to have vibrant relationships, a home they call their own, and meaning in their life ...
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A new, empowering tool to help identify a home takeover

Not sure if you’re experiencing a home takeover? This new easy-to-use self-assessment tool can help: Welcomed Guest or Home Takeover? ...
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Newsletters / Resource Guides


Update Friday – Community Living Ontario

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine have become part of our daily lives. As ...
Read More

Social Programs for Teens April, 2020

TIPES is running a number of Social Programs this spring, including the PEERSs Program for teens 13-17 years of age ...
Read More

Ontario Autism Program – Autism Ontario East Region – Service Navigation Update!

 Office Hours As you know, Autism Ontario does not have an office space in the region. I have been working ...
Read More

Positive Approaches Journal

Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) announce the publication ...
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Camila’s Story, by SCS

Many families will tell you, taking care of a relative with a developmental disability is often comparable to working a ...
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What does the 2019 Provincial budget mean for people supported by SCS?

The Ontario government released its 2019 budget on Thursday April 11th.It includes decisions that may influence developmental services and other ...
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Meet Tomas, a Participant of Adult Case Management at Service Coordination

“Cooking is not difficult. Cooking is easy.” Tomas works in an Italian restaurant’s kitchen. He takes care of dishes and ...
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Meet George, a Participant of Case Management at Service Coordination

Karen knows the advocacy and determination that comes with having a child with many disabilities. She and George, her 18-year-old ...
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