Resources for Parents and Families

Feel free to search through our resource centre to find information that maybe helpful to parents and caregivers. Email us at any time if you have a request for information or if you want to make a suggestion on a resource that should be made public.  We would very much like to have this resource centre relevant and convenient for our community.  Please e-mail us with your suggestions at:  henrylarsensc@gmail.com.

Education

Henry Larsen School:   www.henrylarsenps.ocdsb.ca/

  • Our beloved school’s website – check here for the school calendar, newsletters, contact information, staff list etc.

Ottawa Carleton District School Board:   www.ocdsb.ca/Pages/default.aspx

  • For information about our school board including a list of schools, the board calendar, and information for both students and parents, please visit this site.

Ontario Ministry of Education-Curriculum Documents:  www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/curriculum.html

  • This page exists within the Ontario Ministry of Education’s website and outlines the curriculum for our students for all subjects K through grade 8.  At this website you will also find a variety of  information for students and parents.

Ottawa School Transportation Authority:   ottawaschoolbus.ca/

  • This website provides information about the yellow school  buses that take our little ones back and forth to school each date then.  If you want to know if buses are delayed or cancelled, head to this website. 

Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Council:  ocasc.ca/

  • For information about OCASC and its activities, please visit their site.

People for Education:   www.peopleforeducation.ca/

  • People for Education is an  independent organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, French and Catholic schools. They conduct vital research, answer parents’ questions, make policy recommendations and ensure there is broad coverage of education issues in the media.

EQAO:   www.eqao.com/

  • For information on the testing itself and to see the results from our school, follow the link provided.

Physical and Mental Health

Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa Carleton:  www.ldaottawa.com/

  • LDAO-C is a not for profit organization that offers a number of programs for individuals, families, employers, educators and the community at large to help understand and cope with LDs better. 

Parenting the Net Generation:  www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/internet/parenting_net_generation.cfm

  • MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy that develops digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities.

Parent Books:  www.parentbooks.ca/

  • Parent books has an impressive and  wide selection of resources available to buy on topics relating to Special needs, Parenting & family life, Education, Mental Health, Pregnancy Birth and Postpartum and more.

Healthy Schools 2020:   www.healthyschools2020.ca/

  • Please visit this website to learn more about what the Champlain Local Health Integration Network is doing to promote healthy eating and physical activity for our students.

Youth Net at CHEO:  www.youthnet.on.ca/

  • A bilingual regional mental health promotion and intervention program run by youth for youth.

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services:  rideauwood.org/website2/

  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services is a registered charity serving adults, youth, parents and family members who are, or have been, affected by addictions and related mental health issues.  

CHEO – Concussions:   www.cheo.on.ca/en/concussions

  • Please visit this site for information on detecting and managing concussions in your child.

Youth Services Bureau – Youth Mental Health Walk in Clinics:  www.ysb.ca 

  • This bilingual sites describes a number of services available through the YSB including free walk-in clinics for youth aged 12 to 20. 

Crossroads Children’s Centre:  www.crossroadschildren.ca

  • The Crossroads Children’s Centre is a fully accredited children’s mental health centre that provides services for children up to age 12 and their families including a free walk-in clinic for parents and children aged 0-12. 

Parent’s Lifelines:  www.pleo.on.ca

  • If you are looking for help understanding mental health services for your child or you this is a great site and community to contact.