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Organization: Vanier Community Service Centre  
Phone Numbers: 613-744-2892
Crisis: Ottawa Distress Line 613-238-3311
Fax: 613-749-2902
Place Dupuis
290 Dupuis St, 2nd Flr
Vanier, ON
K1L 1A2
Intersection: Vanier Pkwy and Montreal Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration and services: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Wed 8:30 am-8 pm Sep-Jun * Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Wed 8:30 am-8 pm Jul-Aug * open all year on Wed evenings, call for information

* Counselling Drop-in: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-1
Dates: Year-round * closed on statutory holidays
Executives: Michel Gervais - Executive Director
613-744-2892 ext 1041 *
Helena Arruda - Director, Counselling and Community Development
Contacts: Jeanne Guibord - Resource Consultant
613-742-4400 ext 1417 *
Service Description: Integrated social services for members of the community
  • Settlement Services for Ottawa residents (see separate record for details)
  • Employment Services for Ottawa residents (see separate record for details)
  • Family Services/Youth Programs for Ottawa-Vanier residents and surrounding areas: offers services to parents, grandparents and home caregivers of children 6 years and under * recreational and prevention programs to youth 6-18 years old * variety of workshops on parental skills, playgroups, services for pregnant women and new parents, a free toy lending library and resources, home visits, school readiness programs, support groups for newcomer parents and other programs based on the families' needs * children and youth 18 years and under who live in Vanier or go to school in Vanier also have access to a Social Pediatrics Centre
  • Legal Clinic for low-income residents of eastern Ottawa (see separate record for details)
  • Counselling Service for Vanier residents: counselling, crisis intervention and referrals, regardless of the individual's status in Canada * organizes support groups and activities
  • Community Development for Vanier residents: workers assist residents, groups and organizations in organizing activities to improve the well-being of the community * programs for seniors are offered, as well as activities for residents such as block parties, community coffee-houses, etc * visit website for calendar of activities
  • Income tax clinics for Vanier residents: free clinics offered during the income tax season * assist in filling out income tax report * start in February each year
  • Partage Vanier Food Bank for Vanier residents (see separate record for details)
  • In-House Agencies: some community agencies offer their services at the Vanier Community Service Centre:
  • Catholic Family Services
  • Catholic Immigration Centre
  • Ottawa Cancer Foundation
  • Lifestyle Enrichment for Senior Adults (LESA) offered by the Centretown Community Health Centre
  • Families First offered by the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
  • Parent Resource Centre
  • Ottawa Children Treatment Centre
  • First Words
  • Ottawa Public Library - Vanier Branch
  • OrKidstra
  • Crossroads Children's Centre
  • Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services

Fees: None * For in-house agencies, please contact them directly for more information about their fees.
Application: Counselling: drop in; to make an appointment, call 613-744-2892, ext 1033

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Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Vanier residents * Income Tax Clinic: low-income people
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Community Legal Clinics
Community Resource Centres
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Food Banks
Parenting Groups
Prenatal Classes and Programs

This information was last completely updated on March 19, 2018

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