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123 Edward St.,, Suite 1003
Toronto, ON, M5G 1E2
1-800-665-FACE
Fees: None
Living with a facial disfigurement is a social disability that affects over 1.5 Million Canadians. AboutFace is the only charity in Canada working to provide ... more »
211 Bronson Ave. , #210
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6H5
(613) 230-6305
Fees: None
A volunteer-run, independent, non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder ... more »
1365 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON, K2B 6R7
1-866-432-7447 (Toll Free)
Fees: None
This early intervention program is offered to children from birth to school entry, who are born with, or acquire in early childhood, blindness or low vision ... more »
811-14 St., N.W.
Calgary, AB, T2N 2A4
1-800-883-5608
Fees: None
A national organization dedicated to ensuring equitable opportunities for all Canadians with Down syndrome. Services include: information and education, ... more »
1355 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7
613-563-4021
1-800-563-2642 (Toll Free)
Fees: None
Provides vision rehabilitation services in the following specialized areas: support and referral, early intervention (ages birth to 6 yrs.), functional vision ... more »
235 Donald St., #212
Ottawa, ON, K1K 1N1
(613) 741-8255
Fees: None
Community supports for children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Programs include Social Skill Therapy Groups, Sibling ... more »
600-700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Y9
613-736-1913 x231233
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
This program provides support, to licensed child care programs (nursery schools, child care centres and home child care agencies) including children with ... more »
PO Box 8025 Station T
Ottawa, ON, K1G 3H6
613-737-0658
Ages served: Children and Families, Children 0-3, Children 6-12, Children 12+, Youth, Other
Fees: None
First point of contact for information and support for the down syndrome community. We enhance knowledge and understanding of Down syndrome. We create ... more »
1101 Prince of Wales Dr., Suite 105
Ottawa, ON, K2C 3W7
613-226-3051
1-800-561-4313 (Toll Free)
Fees: None
Serves children with physical disabilities (birth-19 yrs.). Provides a variety of services including financial assistance for the purchase of mobility ... more »
PO Box P.O. Box 33023
Ottawa, ON, K2C 3Y9
613-860-2342
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
A volunteer, self-help organization for persons with chemical, environmental sensitivities, and allergies. We provide support and information to its members ... more »
211 Bronson Ave., Suite 207
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5
(613) 594-9255
Fees: None
A non-profit charitable organization providing information, support and social contact for those living with epilepsy and raising awareness about epilepsy to ... more »
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1-866-797-0000
Fees: None
Fetal Alcohol inquiries for Ontario residents are now being answered by Telehealth Ontario. more »
2445 St. Laurent Blvd. B151D
Ottawa, ON, K1G 6C3
(613) 739-3845; 1-888-838-8846
Fees: None
A consumer-based, non-profit organization committed to improve the quality of life of people and their families who are affected by hemophilia and related ... more »
153 Chapel St.
Ottawa, ON, K1N 1H5
(613) 241-3428
Fees: None
The thousands of people in the City of Ottawa affected by bulimia, anorexia and binge eating have a much-needed central resource for peer support and ... more »
180 Katimavik Road (entrance on McGibbon)
Kanata, ON, K2L 4A7
613-591-6030
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
For parents and childcare providers and their children (birth to 6 years). Programs include; drop in, toy and resource library, information and resources, ... more »
2-100 Schneider Rd.
Kanata, ON, K2K 1Y2
613-801-0031
Ages served: Children and Families, Children 0-3, Children 6-12, Children 12+
Fees: None
We offer adapted music education for students with special needs of all ages. Private lessons, group classes, children's choir, yoga, and camps are available. more »
2319 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON, K1G 4J8
(613) 230-4200
Fees: None
Asthma Education Centre: one-on-one counselling to asthmatics, parents of asthmatic children, group support program. "Lungs are for Life" school ... more »
1453 Main Street
PO Box 432
Stittsville, ON, K2S 1A6
(613) 831-6606
Fees: None
Main Street Community Services is a registered not for profit community agency working in partnership with other established community organizations to provide ... more »
P.O. Box 589, Stn Orleans
Ottawa, ON, K1C 1S9
1-866-687-2538 x 175
Fees: None
Chapter does fund-raising and plans social events for members and families. Chapter members can access the Community Service fund to help with the purchase and ... more »
2730 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7J1
(613) 829-9777
Fees: None
"The" source of information in the Ottawa-West community using its automated database to answer questions about: housing, day-care, legal counselling, ... more »
P.O. Box 63
Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 4H4
519 842-9506 (Provincial Office)
Fees: None
Provides information, education and support to families of children with communication disorders, caregivers and professionals or other individuals with an ... more »
104-1630 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, ON, M6L 1C5
(416) 244-9686 1-877-244-9686 (Ontario only)
TTY: 416-246-9122 or 1-866-246-9122
Fees: None
A non-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy. The OFCP goes about accomplishing ... more »
Ottawa, ON
819-778-2562
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
A volunteer, non-profit group with the mandate to provide support to those dealing with life-threatening allergies, share anaphylaxis-related information, and ... more »
395 Smyth Rd.
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L2
613-737-0871
1-800-565-4839 (Toll Free)
Ages served: Children and Families, Youth, Other
Fees: None
This agency works with children, youth, and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities living in Eastern Ontario. Through a variety of bilingual ... more »
c/o Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre 395 Smyth Rd.
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L2
613-299-3400
Fees: None
Internationally recognized educational program that, through puppetry, promotes disability awareness and acceptance to school children from grades 3-6. more »
2345 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1H 7M6
613-731-4150
Ages served: Children and Families, Children 0-3, Other
Fees: Yes (Financial Aid: Subsidy)
Toddler programs, preschool programs, bilingual programs and JK/SK programs offered morning and afternoon. Lunch hour program and alternate day/full day programs also available. more »
2B-160 Terence Matthews Dr.
Ottawa, ON, K2M 0B2
613-592-8800
613-222-0645 (Toll Free)
Fees: Yes
We are an educational, professional and therapeutic service that provides support to children and youth, aged 2-18 years, who have PDD (eg. Autism) and other ... more »
161-235 Donald Street
Ottawa, ON, K1K 1N1
613-741-3511
Ages served: Other
Fees: None
We are a centre-based nursery school program that operates eleven months of the year for children aged two to four years eight months, whose diagnosis is ... more »
6 Herschel Cr.
Kanata, ON, K2L 1Z6
(613) 729-9089
Fees: None
Raises awareness about thyroid conditions among members of the public. Offers a Help Line for anyone who needs information and support. Holds Public Education ... more »
900 Greenbank Rd., Suite 386
Nepean, ON, K2J 4P6
(613) 823-1471
Fees: None
Support and information for families, individuals, and professionals dealing with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Monthly support meetings on ... more »
PO Box P.O. Box 1357
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5R4
613-234-6278
Fees: None
VOICE provides support to parents of hearing impaired children through parent-to-parent communication, development of workshops on childhood hearing impairment ... more »
600-700 Industrial Ave
Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Y9
613-841-1194
Ages served: Children and Families
Fees: None
WIMS is a group for parents of children with special needs, who come together monthly for support and information sharing. more »
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