Programs and Workshops

Who are the leaders?

OCCRC staff members on the Children and Youth Program team that have been trained in children and youth-friendly programming

For more information: Hélène, 613-830-4357 ext. 152 or or Tanya, 613-830-4357 ext. 140 or

* Please note that registration is required for all child and youth programs or workshops. To register, fill out the PDF or online Registration form. 


The SAFE approach and the SEL vision are integrated in all programs and activities that we offer.


What is the SELFY Program?

• Workshops offered in schools for grade 9 to 12
• Based on a SAFE approach: Sequenced, Active, Focused, Explicit
• Focuses on 5 SEL (social and emotional learning) clusters: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making
• Four to five 1 to 1.5 hour sessions
• Program can be adapted to meet the need of the environment

What is the Healthy Transitions Program?

• In partnership with Ottawa Public Health
• Workshops offered in schools for grade 6, 7 and 8
• Focuses on social and emotional learning skills
• Four 1 to 1.5 hour sessions

What is the Keeping It Cool Program?

• 8 week strengths-based program, which includes individual counseling sessions and group sessions
• Focuses on skill building and conflict resolution strategies for youth
• Participants will explore issues related to anger, self-awareness, and respect of self and others