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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

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR ; Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre ; Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1365 Richmond Rd, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
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Intersection Richmond Rd and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and 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
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
Waiting List Yes, varies
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:
Other Details
Established 1979 * Program: 1998
Funding Provincial ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130572407 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Community Organizational Health Inc * Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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