Local Programs & Courses

Baobab Community Summer Day Camps

 For the  2015-16 Season,   Baobab will offer our usual classes and programming for youth and children:   ROOTS classes for ages 7-12 and the performance-based Baobab Youth Performers for ages 12-18. We also have a summer day camp for ages 7-12 that includes volunteer opportunities for older youth. For this anniversary year we will also offer a few adult workshops.

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)

With 20 000 students in 39 elementary and 10 secondary schools, as well as its school for adults, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec.

The CECCE is Ontario’s largest French language school system, with 38 elementary schools, 10 high schools, 20 000 pupils from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 and some 2,000 teachers and professionals tending the school community’s needs. It covers an area of 35,615 sq. km., including the City of Ottawa.

The CECCE has 50 schools, including 39 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools and a school for adults.
The students of the CECCE’s schools rank among the best in Ontario on provincial tests.
Many specialized programs are offered across all our secondary schools.
The vast majority of graduates are bilingual.
Full-time school is offered from age 4 on.
A variety of support programs are available to parents.
Nine out of ten classes between junior kindergarten and Grade 3 have 20 students or fewer.
The CECCE’s graduation rate is more than 85%

Dovercourt Recreation Centre

411 Dovercourt Ave. , Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0S9


Dovercourt Recreation Association (DRA) is a not for profit charitable organization (Registered Charity No. 11944 4263 RR0001) dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through recreation programs. In 1983, the City of Ottawa began work on the planning of a new community centre to replace the Westboro Community Centre. DRA was actively involved in the process, and when the new centre opened in 1987, Dovercourt was given the responsibility of managing the new centre through a service agreement. While we are part of the City of Ottawa’s recreation system, DRA is empowered to choose what programs it runs to meet the community’s needs, and how those programs are delivered. Our motto is "A Community Working For the Community, Une communauté qui travaille pour la communauté". Staff, volunteers, clients, local community groups and businesses working together…that’s Dovercourt!

Dovercourt Recreation Association is Eastern Ontario’s only High Five Accredited organization, providing the highest standard of recreation programming for children in Ottawa. Children will find High Five certified leaders in every Aquatic, Recreation, Camp and After-School program.

For our hours of operation, location etc, see the Contact Us page.

Kanata GymnoSphere

Kanata GymnoSphere - Kanata Gymnastics Club opens it's doors to the public on June 15, 2015. Gymnastics is more than a sport

Summer: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fall, Winter, Spring: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 12:30 pm

430 Unit 7 Hazeldean Road, Ottawa Ontario, K2L 1T9
Phone: 613-518-1128

National Gallery of Canada

A visual arts museum of international stature in Ottawa. Lists exhibitions, collections of art from the Middle Ages to contemporary art and a variety of resources, summer camps, Family Sundays and more.

Ottawa Catholic School Board

At the Ottawa Catholic School Board, all students are inspired and guided to realize their spiritual, social and academic potential, and to take their place in the world as thoughtful, well-rounded citizens. The mission of the Ottawa Catholic School Board is to provide all our students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values. The Ottawa Catholic School Board’s balanced approach to preparing students for leadership, fulfilment and lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world is founded on four pillars.
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2G 3R4
Phone: 613-224-2222
Fax: 613-224-5063
Email: info@ocsb.ca

Ottawa Little Theatre

Ottawa Little Theatre is Canada's oldest community playhouse, celebrating more than 100 years of tradition. We specialize in classical repertory theatre.
March Break & Summer Camps at Ottawa Little Theatre
Experience the joy of creating theatre.  Discover how a play tells a story.  Imagine and create characters.  Explore how movement and voice can transform you into some one else.  Strengthen self-confidence and build teamwork skills.  Perform on the main stage at Ottawa Little Theatre for family and friends – with costumes, set pieces, lighting and sound effects.  All camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Friday afternoon performance from 4-6 p.m.  Before and after care is available from 8-9 a.m. and from 4-5 p.m. for an additional fee.

400 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7M7
Telephone: 613-233-8948







Success in Steps – Ottawa Parenting Support

Support, Strategies, Success
​Ottawa parenting support, providing the strategies and the success to overcome challenging behaviours.
Creating a positive outcome for the whole family. Providing Ottawa parenting support

Behavioural Challenges
This service is ideal for parents struggling with how to handle challenging behaviours, such as tantrums, hitting, biting, mealtime battles, morning and bedtime routines, non-compliance and more. We help you to develop positive discipline strategies that enable you to stop problem behaviours without compromising your relationship to your child or his/her self-esteem.
Success In Steps is recognized by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services as eligible services for purchase with the additional direct funding described in the guidelines as it is focused on behavioural services and supports to bridge children to the new Ontario Autism Program.
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Potty Training
Using Applied Behaviour Analysis methods, your child can be trained in about a week. During intensive potty training, your child will learn to wear underwear, sit on a potty, have success on the potty and self initiate to the potty. Your child will be ready for daycare, and other structure settings that requires them to be potty trained. *In-home service and online options available*
Family Organization & Balance
Are you struggling with staying on top of things, but aren’t sure what is going on or how to restore your family’s balance and organization? We help you identify your family’s needs and strengths and then assist you in implementing effective strategies that will have a positive outcome for the whole family. Common issues include, but are not limited to: establishing routine, school preparation, family outings, developmental delays, separation anxiety, single parenting, etc.


urban element summer cooking classes

A place for your budding young chef to learn skills they’ll retain forever.
our campers share in the joy of creating fun, healthy and wholesome
meals with the best in local and seasonal ingredients.
One-day and weekly programs for ages 9-12 and 13-15. includes
supervised cooking instruction with Chef Mark Wells, recipes, ingredients,
meals, beverages, ue t-shirt, day trips and activities.

The Urban Element, 424 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario | jennifer@theurbanelement.ca|613-722-0885