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South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

Site: Ottawa - Heatherington Rd

Service: Early On Better Beginnings Better Futures

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-523-2223
Fax 613-523-2360
Primary Contact Linda Martin, Parent Support Program Coordinator/House Coordinator; Phone: 613-737-7195 ext 3119; Email:
Alternate Contact Geeta Grier, Program Coordinator; Phone: 613-737-7195 ext 2422
Primary Executive Kelli Tonner, Executive Director; Phone: 613-737-7195 ext 2407; Email:
Address & Map
1485 Heatherington Rd, Unit 22
Ottawa, ON K1V 8Z4
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Mailing Address c/o Linda Martin 
1485 Heatherington Rd, Unit 22 
Ottawa, ON K1V 8Z4
Physical Access Not Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (20 Mar 2020) Call the Centre at 613-737-5115 before attending. Many of the programs and services are currently suspended or changed to phone appointments until further notice. 
Support and services to families with children 0 to 6 years old 
* Playgroup: Fun-time * lots of toys * good snacks * a place for children to learn and make friends * a chance for parents/caregivers to meet other parents/caregivers * open Mon-Wed and Fri from 9:30 am-12:30 pm 
* Parent Support Program: Parent Support Workers offer friendly and confidential support, help with everyday issues * information on pregnancy, birth, child development and parenting, as well as help to focus on children's health, and stimulate their development by bringing activities and books. Parent Support Workers help connect with community resources such as housing, Ontario Works, schools, child care, etc. 
* Books for Babes: Parent Support Workers show the use of books in a variety of fun ways to help children learn to express themselves, learn words and eventually read 
* Clothing Bank: Free used clothing in the basement of the Community House at 1485 Heatherington, Unit 22 
* Community Nurse: Available to pregnant women and families with young children, supports breastfeeding, and postnatal health * information and health services 
* Drop-in anytime: Visit, obtain support and information at the Community House 
* Community Connections Worker: On Wed, help for newcomers to Canada who may have issues regarding immigration, sponsorships, integration, citizenship, etc. 
* Christmas program
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Tue 9 am-6 pm 
Clothing Bank Mon, Wed-Fri 9 am-4 pm * Tue 9 am-6 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - South-East
Boundaries Neighbourhoods of Albion, Heatherington, Ledbury, Walkley, Fairlea, Alta Vista, Blossom Park, Carlsbad Springs/Findlay Creek, Clementine/Riverside Park, Hawthorne Meadows/Riverview, Hunt Club East and West, and Riverside South
Eligibility Parents with children 0-6 years old * pregnant women
Application Call for more information 
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Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Somali
Fees None
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1973 * Program: 1991
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 133465310 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Books * pamphlets
Date Updated 16 Sep 2019
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Child Development Classes ; Childbirth Education ; Children's Play Groups ; Christmas Programs ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Parents ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Pregnant Women ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ High Risk Infants/Children ; Early Literacy Development Programs ; Family Life Education ; General Clothing Provision ; New Dad Parenting Programs ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Prenatal Care

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