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Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Site: Ottawa - Richmond Rd

Service: First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa - First Words

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Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa Public Health Information line 613-580-6744
Primary Executive Christopher McIntosh, Executive Director, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre; Phone: 613-820-4922; Email:
Address & Map
1365 Richmond Rd, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Focuses on prevention, early identification and intervention strategies to promote speech and language development in children up to their eligibility for senior kindergarten. * Cultural interpretation and transportation assistance available upon request. * A group of local agencies that work together to ensure that all preschool children in Ottawa are given the chance of reaching their full communication potential. 
Screening tool: First Words provides an electronic screening tool, the "Communication Checkup", to help parents, caregivers, or professionals in Ottawa check a child for signs of speech or language delays, fine or gross motor delays, and red flags.
Hours Note (24 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, this program is on hold until further notice.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Children from birth until they are eligible for Senior Kindergarten residing in Ottawa 
* Screenings using the Communication Checkup, free online tool: available to Ottawa children until they become eligible for senior kindergarten
Application Call the Ottawa Public Health Information line or visit the website * sites offering this program can be found on the resource centre's website

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Languages English ; French
Fees None
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1979 * Program: 1998
Funding Provincial ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130572407 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Date Updated 15 May 2019
Service Categories Early Identification Programs ~ Communication Impairments ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Communication Impairments ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Hearing Screening ~ Preschool Students ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Communication Impairments ~ Preschool Students

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