An Innovative Centre in Ottawa, Canada

helping families in ottawa, canada become self-sufficient contributing members of society

The Youville Centre has served the Ottawa Community for over twenty years. We're very proud of our name and our many accomplishments.

The Youville Centre is a charitable organization that receives wide-spread community support.

The Youville Centre is a charitable organization that receives wide-spread community support.

We are very grateful for the generous support and assistance of all our supporters.

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We work in partnership with many other wonderful groups & organizations in ottawa

Youville is fortunate to have a number of community partners whose expertise augments the services provided to our mothers and children.

Algonquin College: Dedication to student success is Algonquin College's guiding principal and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career.

Canadian Mental Health Association: Being a parent can be one of life's most joyful and rewarding experiences, but there are times in everyone's life when the demands and hassles of daily living cause stress. The additional stress of caring for children can, at times, make parents feel angry, anxious, or just plain "stressed out". These tensions are a normal, inevitable part of family life, and the Canadian Mental Health Association can help parents learn ways to cope so that they don't feel overwhelmed by them.
Carleton University: Post-secondary assistance, Bridging Program for mature applicants; Founded in 1942; Situated on 62 hectares just south of the city centre; Bordered by the Rideau River, the historic Rideau Canal, and pleasant residential neighbourhoods; Five kilometres of underground tunnels conveniently link the Universit's buildings; Extensive joint programs in science and engineering with the University of Ottawa; Study in more than 50 disciplines.
Children's Aid Society (CAS): The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting the children and youth of our community from all forms or abuse and neglect. We work to keep them safe and secure, both within their families and the communities in which they live.

CYMHN – Child and Youth Mental Health Network: a collaborative network of child and youth mental health providers share best practices, discuss local issues and problem solve around issues concerning children and youth in our community;

Ottawa Public Library: Building a strong Ottawa community by supporting literacy and life-long learning, fostering inspiration and enjoyment, and connecting people to each other and the world. The OPL bookmobile is on-site at the Youville Centre weekly to serve students, staff and the local community.
City of Ottawa Health Department: Healthy Baby and Parenting
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa: A resource that provides support for women involved with the criminal justice system.

FASD Coalition of Ottawa: (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Supported the efforts and activities of our staff through community training, prevention and health promotion and school awareness intervention;

FIRST Words (CHEO): Language development program support for parents by  providing information on language screening clinic, referrals for professional services and on-going support;

Healthy Babies / Healthy Children Program: Home visiting nurses provide parents with information and support with children; provision of services on-site at Youville for infants and toddlers;

Hopewell: Resource information and support for those affected by eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia or binge eating)
LEAP (Learning, Earning and Parenting): Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP), is a targeted strategy of the Ontario Works Employment Assistance Program that focuses on teen parents between the ages of 16 and 26 and their children. The program provides young parents in receipt of Ontario Works assistance with the supports they require to finish high school improve parenting skills and achieve economic self-sufficiency. This program is designed to positively impact children's growth and development..
Learning Coach: (Funded by LEAP) Educational support for teen parents unable to attend school on a full-time basis; access to Independent Learning Centre courses; used by clients on our waiting list and mothers at age 21 unable to continue their studies at Youville Centre
OCTEVAW: Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women

ONTchild/YPRO: a provincial network of maternity homes and young parent service providers share best practices and provide a provincial perspective to its members;

Ottawa Catholic School Board: Summer school provided through the Department of Continuing and Community Education; participation in In Love and In Danger program

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board: Reader leader program facilitators instructed moms on the importance of reading to their children from birth; and how this can be accomplished;

Ottawa Childbirth Education: Provided training for staff regarding childbirth and parenting
Ottawa Family Services: Implementation of In Love & In Danger Program
The Ottawa Food Bank: When a family or individual in our community needs emergency food assistance, there's an Ottawa Food Bank Member Agency around the corner. Whether it's groceries for the family, a children's breakfast before school or a hot meal at a shelter, their beneficiaries receive help to get back on their feet.
The Ottawa Hospital plays an active role in promoting and improving health within our community. The Ottawa Hospital collaborates with a wide range of partners to address the needs of the community and to build a strong, integrated system for regional health-care delivery.
Ottawa Police Services: School Resource Officer (SRO) presence, personal safety and domestic violence information, crime prevention
Ottawa Technical Learning Centre: Transition process for students requiring technical and trade skills leading to job opportunities
Pink Triangle: Centre for issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender diversity
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre: provides the services of an addiction counsellor on-site weekly

Seats for Kids, Transport Canada: car seat clinics, car seat safety instruction;

Sexual Assault Network: A community resource to support agencies with resources in the area of violence
Social Planning Council: A unique resource for issues affecting social and economic well-being
University of Ottawa Legal Clinic: Providing legal supports and education for our clients
YM/YWCA: Internship programs for students with access to government entry-level jobs
Young Fathers’ Program: In partnership with YPSN provides on-site services for young fathers weekly at Youville
Young Parent Support Network: A collaborative network of four agencies sharing clientele, programs and resources: Bethany Hope Centre, Emily Murphy Non-profit Housing, St. Mary’s Home and Outreach Centre and Youville Centre
Youth Services Bureau (YSB): A resource to provide links to apprenticeships, training programs, and the world of work; delivery of on-site 22-week Employment Program (YPEP)