Early Years Program

Promotes the healthy development of children from 0 to 6 years while providing the means to better prepare them for school. The project is also geared to support parents and caregivers by offering educational tools and resources, such as workshops on parenting and playgroups. (Bilingual)

Lowertown parents testify how our programs help them nurture parent-child connections. Check out the Ottawa Early Years video on YouTube, “An engaged parent: the best gift of all“.

Collective Kitchen for families living in emergency shelters (B)

  • for parents and children every second Friday from 12:30 to 4:30pm at Community House (145 Beausoleil Street)

Parent-Baby Playgroup (B)

The program focuses on topics such as: child development, nutrition, sleep routines, baby massage and other aspects of the life of new parents.

  • for babies 0 to 18 months on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at 40 Cobourg Street

English Playgroups (E)

For children up to 6 years of age and their childcare providers, parents or grandparents.

  • for everyone on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Field House in Jules Morin Park.

French Playgroups (F)

  • for everyone on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Field House in Jules Morin Park.
  • in partnership with the Petit pas à trois program on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at École catholique Sainte-Anne.

Hispanic Group (in Spanish)

  • on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the LCRC (40 Cobourg Street)

Arabic Group (in Arabic)

  • To be confirmed (Winter 2019)
Please consult this month’s Calendar of Activities for the groups’ schedule.

Today at LCRC

Action Housing worker at the LCRC (B)
All day
Location: 40 Cobourg Street
DUAL Breakfast Drop-In
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: the lounge of 380 Murray
DUAL (Drug User Advocacy League) and Lowertown, Our Home hosts a drop-in breakfast for current and former drug consumers. All peers are welcome. Residents from 110 Cobourg and 123 Augusta are also welcome.
Transitions Program (Grade 7 and 8) (E)
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 201 Friel Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Youth Centre
Club 310 and Homework Club (ages 6 to 12) (E)
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: York Street Public School (310 York Street)
Free after school program for children 6 to 12 years. Healthy snack and interesting activities provided daily.
Lowertown Swordfish Swim Club (B)
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Lowertown Pool
6 to 12 year olds
Keeping Youth Connected (ages 13 to 17) (B)
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Lowertown Good Neighbours, 145 Beausoleil Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W3, Canada
Junior Co-Ed Youth Sports Program (ages 9 to 12) (E)
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: York Street Public School Gym (310 York Street)
Co-Ed Youth Basketball (ages 12 to 21) (E)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: York Street Public School Gym (310 York Street)
Ages 12 to 21. Snacks and drinks provided