Creating Opportunities Today; Maximizing Independence Tomorrow Founded in 1951

Programs & Services

OCTC works with children, youth, and certain adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities living in Eastern Ontario who are striving to reach their full potential.

Currently our programs serve over 3,700 clients annually living in Ottawa, Renfrew, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott Russell, as well as northern Leeds, Lanark, Grenville.

Through a variety of bilingual programs and services, OCTC's professional staff work closely with the child and their family across sites in Ottawa, Kanata, Cornwall and Renfrew, to deliver high quality, family-centred service.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of our innovative programs:

  • Early Childhood Program

    Early Childhood Program (ECP) – for children from birth to school entry, including 'getting started' services, preschool, therapy teams, infant development, and early intervention for children who are blind or have low vision

  • Lifespan Program

    Lifespan Program – a range of diverse services helping clients at various stages of their lives, from initial intake into OCTC to community transition assistance, as well as medical clinics, behavioural services, and recreation therapy

  • Assitive Technology Program

    Assitive Technology Program – specialty technology services for children up to age 19, including the Clinic for Augmentative Communication, seating and mobility support, and technical services featuring a lending library, computer consultation and training, as well as toy adaptation

  • OCTC School

    OCTC School – education options including the OCTC School and liaison teacher services

  • Special Activities & Playgroups

    Special Activities & Playgroups – specialized play and learning groups for young children and their families

  • Respite Services

    Respite Services – out-of-home respite options for families with children and youth who are medically fragile and/or technologically dependent

How to Access OCTC Programs & Services

  1. Click on the program or service options to your left to see descriptive overviews, including age requirements, eligibility details, location and related fees, if any.
  2. Once you have an idea of which programs or services might best meet your needs, call Intake Services at 613-737-0871, ext. 4425, or email, for more information or to register.

*Please note that clients of OCTC may access services delivered through more than one Program team, please contact Intake for information.