Youth Program 6 – 13

The program facilitates the social and emotional development of youth 6 to 13 years old. By offering support groups and individual counseling, we provide you with the necessary tools to allow you to overcome life’s challenges. Information and registration: Hélène at 613-830-4357 ext. 152

Support groups covering the following subjects:

  • Social skills, separation/divorce, grief, self esteem and body image
  • Individual counselling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community school workshops and groups
  • Parent-child relationship workshops
  • CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) starting Fall 2013

A place where you can share:

  • your feelings
  • your anger
  • your bullying encounters, being left out and feeling lonely
  • your stress and anxiety
  • your challenges



Bullying is a type of physical, sexual, verbal or psychological abuse that brings shame, pain, fear and humiliation to the person that experiences it. People that bully will always physically, mentally or psychologically dominate the person who is on the receiving end.

Bullying can be experienced in many different ways. The most common form of bullying is Cyber-bullying. This is when someone sends threatening or aggressive e-mails or text.

The OCCRC offers workshops from the CAP program to children in schools, pre-schools and in day care to help prevent bullying. During these workshops children will learn to recognize, prevent and stop bullying using practical strategies and tools.

Child Assault Prevention (CAP)

CAP is a school-based violence prevention education program for Grades 1-6 at elementary schools. The program entails workshops for students, parents and staff using role play and skill development. The focus is on developing awareness and self-esteem. Strategies include self-assertion, physical self-defense, peer support and adult resource support. The CAP Project addresses a number of issues that are of concern for children and their communities such as bullying (peer aggression), stranger assault and sexual aggression by a known adult.

Resilience Workshops for youth

The purpose of the workshops are to learn how to respond to challenges and stresses by becoming aware of thoughts and emotions and learning how to handle them in a positive and constructive way.  The group is for youth who have experienced difficult challenges and stresses. Please contact the CFSO Catholic Family Services Ottawa for more information at 613-233-8478 ext. 239

24/7 Crisis Line & Chat

The 24/7 Crisis Line & Chat services are for children and youth ages 18 and under who are experiencing a crisis, and for parents, guardians, caregivers, friends or service providers who are concerned about a young person in crisis. See website for more information: 24/7 crisis line

Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868

For youth and kids is the only online community in Canada to offer young people a place to go for direct and indirect web-based counselling services including:

An expanded library of topics on the more than 50 topics counsellors have identified as important to kids and youth today such as:

  • depression
  • addictions and sexuality
  • games to educate

And interactive self-care and resiliency building tools for Phase One topics including:

  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • Internet safety
  • Gangs
  • Suicide
  • self-injury
  • sexual abuse

The Campaign, designed to help you in more ways, enables Kids Help Phone to expand its capacity to keep pace with your ever-changing needs, responding with services that support the mission of providing professional counselling through technologically-based communications media.

Please visit to share in the experience of the new Kids’ Website or e-mail us at, call us at 1-800-268-3062 or write us at 300-439 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 and we will be pleased to comply.