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“.

Support for families living in emergency shelters (B)

  • outside the Econolodge Hotel on Mondays from 9:30 AM to noon.

Collective Kitchen (B)

  • for caregivers and children on Mondays from 1:30 to 4pm in Salle A at the LCRC (40 Cobourg 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 Prenatal group with St-Mary’s shelter on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at 40 Cobourg Street
  • 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 Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Field House in Jules Morin Park.
  • for childcare providers 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)
Please consult this month’s Calendar of Activities for the groups’ schedule.

Coming Events

October 18, 2017
Prenatal with St-Mary's Shelter (B)
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Jules Morin Park, Lower Town, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada
October 20, 2017
English Playgroups (E)
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Lowertown Community Resource Centre De Ressources Communautaires De La Basse-Ville, 40 Cobourg St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6, Canada
for EVERYONE
October 24, 2017
Groupe de jeu (Francais)
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Jules Morin fieldhouse
for childcare providers

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.
Prenatal with St-Mary's Shelter (B)
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Jules Morin Park, Lower Town, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada
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.
Transitions Program (Grade 7 and 8) (E)
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 201 Friel Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Youth Centre
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