Parent Resources

Extended Day Program

Arch Street Public School does not have an Extended Day Program located in the school.  The Canterbury Community Centre, located next door, runs an after-school program.  For information, contact the Community Centre at 613-738-1177.  For information on the OCDSB's Extended Day Programs in other schools, click on the link on the left.

Fundamentals of Math

The Ministry of Education is emphasizing fundamental math concepts and skills that students are expected to know in each grade.  For more information, click here.

Health and Physical Education Update

The significant change from the previous curriculum is the 2015 Human Development and Sexual Health topics has been replaced by the Growth and Development topic from the 1998 curriculum. For more information, click here.

Jordan's Principle

JORDAN’S PRINCIPLE supports substantive equality for First Nations children.
 Learn More.

Autism Resources
Autism and Addiction article from Sunshine Behavioural Health

FREE virtual support to parents of kids and youth with Autism through ACT:
Autism Awareness Centre  has a great newsletter parents and professionals can sign up for:  
 e-books for families including a free e-book about life at home during covid:
Autism Ontario hosts an on-going online parent support group: 
Registration is closed online, but parents could contact Autism Ontario Ottawa Chapter directly. Check out the Autism Ontario Ottawa Chapter Facebook page for community information.


Heron Community Centre

1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON  Telephone:  613-737-9090
Hours of operation: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Note: Please bring ID and proof of address


Russell Heights Family Centre

1799E Russell Rd, Ottawa, ON Telephone: 613-736-9855

Hours of operation: Every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month between 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (public) and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. for seniors and people with disabilities.
Note: Please bring ID and proof of address

UPDATE: Russell Heights Family Centre's food program will be operating by appointment only. Please call 613-736-9855

COVID-19 Information in Multiple Languages

Covid-19 Resources for Sponsors and Newcomers

Mental Health Resources and Crisis Lines OCDSB Mental Health Resources YSB crisis line (available 24/7) 613-260=2360 or

KidsHelp phone (available 24/7) 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Ottawa Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

Crossroads Children’s Centre (walk in by appointment): 613-723-1623 Ext.232

Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (9:00am to 7:00pm): 613-321-3211

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre: 613-562-2333

Sexual Assault Support Centre: 613-234-2266

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa: 713-747-7800 Education Resources OCDSB Additional Online Learning Resources Ontario Learn At Home Math Story Time

Book Readings On-line Authors Everywhere  - YouTube channel Big List of Children’s Authors Doing On-line Read-Alouds & Activities CBC Books - Canadian children's writers & illustrators are sharing readings of their books online Circle Round podcast - folktales adapted for young children (includes advertising at beginning of each podcast) Dav Pilkey at Home Forest of Reading Fridays and Mercre-LIT - virtual author visits from the 2020 Forest of Reading title authors in English and French KidLitTV - Read alouds Oliver Jeffers - stay at home story time Peachtree Publishing - Picture book virtual storytimes from some of Peachtree’s authors, available through their Instagram. Read Together Be Together - Penguin Random House & Parents magazine team up to provide online readings of children’s books  Read Canadian At Home  - Resources from Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Parenting Resources Hand in Hand Parenting Life at Home During COVID-19 - Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
Ottawa Boys and Girls Club Virtual Programs
Fun programs through video conferencing! Families interested in participating can sign up by emailing [email protected] For more information visit the website of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

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