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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - Des Peres Blanc Ave

Service: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services - Inclusive Recreation - Rural and Community Services and Centres

Alternate Name ABI Acquired Brain Injury Program ; After School Integration Program ; OCR ; Ottawa. City Operations ; SCEL Support Community Enhanced Learning ; SNAP Program for children and youth with autism ; SPIRIT Program for medically fragile children ; VARIETY Adult day programs for people with developmental delay
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
300 Des Pères-Blancs Ave, 3rd Flr
Ottawa, ON K1L 7L5
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Intersection Vanier Parkway and Montreal Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides assessment and referral to appropriate programs, to determine the level of support needed * Portfolio Coordinators, Inclusive Recreation provide Leisure Counselling that connects clients to recreation programs and can facilitate support when necessary and available to enhance participation. 
Programs offered in various community centres * programs take place throughout the city during the day, evening and weekends and include a wide range of options: community outings * social clubs * fitness * aquatics * summer camps for children, youth and adults * health and wellness * swimming lessons * After Four programs 
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Service Coordination, Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre and several community organizations, the City of Ottawa hosts Therapeutic and Recreation Day Programs throughout the city. Full day programs currently being offered include: 
* ABI: Acquired Brain Injury Program 
* VARIETY: Adult day programs for people with developmental delay 
* RENDEZ-VOUS: French adult day program for people with developmental delay 
* SPIRIT: for medically fragile children
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 55 year(s) 
Adults 5 years to 55 years of age
Application Adult therapeutic programs: Application is through Service Coordination at 613-748-1788 * Children and Youth Programs: Applications accepted at any Client Service Centre or at local Community Centres * Inclusive Recreation (such as subsidies): Call the Portfolio Coordinator, Inclusive Recreation in your district
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Limited financial assistance is available for city-operated programs ; Disability Tax Credit
Service Categories Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ; Disability Related Sports ; Recreational Aids ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Therapeutic Camps
Waiting List Yes, for adult therapeutic programs, the waiting list is maintained by Service Coordination * for children and youth with medical issues are referred by Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre, names are maintained in a computerized waiting list when program is full
Contact Information
Office Phone East District 613-580-2424 ext 29300 ; West District 613-580-2424 ext 41226 ; Central District 613-580-2424 ext 29292 ; Therapeutic Programs 613-580-2424 ext 29320 ; South District 613-580-2424 ext 29291
After Hours Phone 3-1-1 ; 613-580-2400
TTY Phone 613-580-2401
Fax 613-580-2845
Primary Contact Darcie Taing, Portfolio Manager; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 29249 * 613-853-2472; Email:
Alternate Contact David DiMarino, Admin Clerk; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 29283; Email:
Primary Executive Dan Brisebois, Program Manager; Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 29294
Other Details
Established New City of Ottawa: 2000
Funding City / Town ; Fees
Elections City Council is elected.
Print Material Inclusive Recreation Guide
Resources Website, Client Service Centres
Accreditation No

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