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CHEO's YouthNet

We are YouthNet/RéseauAdo (YNRA), a for youth, by youth mental health promotion and intervention organization that offers services in both French and English. We talk about mental health and engage in healthy activities to reduce stigma, promote positive coping strategies, and encourage reaching out for help.

Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre

Free mental health services for children under the age of 12

Family Services Ottawa

We offer counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, we’re here to listen. We offer a safe space, and will help you work through whatever is troubling you.

Our programs are run by counsellors who are highly skilled and trained in each of our service areas. Family services staff and clients who have already benefited from our services are also involved in making our programs as helpful and successful as they are. We’re here. We’re available and we’re open.

Gender Creative Kids, the website, provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.

By offering information and opportunities for connection between parents and caregivers, educators, health and social service providers, researchers, activists, and children and youth across Canada, we hope to contribute towards transforming our world into a safe, affirming, and joyful place for all children.

Hand In Hand Parent Club

30 years of support for parents. We are working towards a future where all children feel connection.

200,000 parents a month already rely on us. Help us reach more.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Kind Ottawa

Kind Space is committed to providing Ottawa – located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Lives in the Balance

We have some ideas. Ideas about how behaviorally challenging kids should be understood and about how to treat them in ways that are more compassionate and effective. Ideas about treating all kids in ways that are non-punitive, non-adversarial, and collaborative, and that teach them skills on the better side of human nature. And ideas about how to advocate to change things for the better. Get to know us!

Parents For Diversity

Parents for Diversity a collective of parents committed to achieving inclusive and non-discriminatory learning environments that allow children to fulfill their true potential in this world.

Shonnie Lavender Coaching on YouTube

Inspiration, ideas, and information for conscious parents who are striving to raise children without reliance on fear-based strategies such as rewards and punishments, coercion, manipulation, force or violence of any kind. Shonnie Lavender is a certified coach, Simplicity Parenting Coach, author, speaker, and parent. Her website is

Teach Through Love

After you've read all the parenting books, consulted all the experts, followed the "gurus," and tried every discipline trick under the sun...

Connect with me and I'll show you how to make dramatic shifts by applying the ideas of "conscious parenting" using real tools for change!

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition

To bring together community stakeholders to create and implement an Ottawa Safe City Plan of Action designed to increase the capacity of community members to effectively and consistently support, report and respond to bullying in an evidence informed approach.

Youth Services Bureau

Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in this community. More than 350 caring professionals work from 20 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at‑risk youth and their families.

Hands of love

We hope these resources will prove helpful to you and your family.

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