Programs on schedule

CHP/Francophone Newcomer Virtual Group Peer-led

A group to gather francophone Newcomers, offer information, resources and support in French.  Facilitated by a newcomer peer, supported by staff.
From February 17 to April 7, on Wednesday, 5 – 7 p.m.
Registration to next upcoming group: call 613-371-3402 or email

Eat Smart for a Healthy Brain

Healthy eating can play a role in keeping our bodies healthy, including our brain! Our registered Dietitian will talk about how eating certain foods while enjoying regular physical activity can help promote brain health as we age.
Tuesday, April 271:30 pm – 3:00 pm
To register, call 613-233-4443 ext 2108 or enter the following Meeting ID code on ZOOM:   934 3692 8155.

Inuit Walk to Quit

A group for Inuit in Centretown to help them quit smoking and get in shape by regular walking. Get support and build up your stamina. Walking takes the edge off of cravings and gives you a positive outlet for stress. Being with others in the group helps you stick to your goals. Atii!
This group will meet in person, outdoors (at a social distance).
In partnership with Tungasuvingat Inuit, Walk to Quit, Canadian Cancer Society, Running Room.
Fridays, May 7 – June 25, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Register by calling 613-233-4443 ext. 2108 or emailing to

Ongoing programs

Exercise offered by Family Physio

Virtual range of motion, rhythm & coordination, strength & balance exercises class led by Family Physiotherapy Facilitator. Ongoing and open to all our adult clients.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:20 am – 11:00 am
Register by calling 613-371-3402 or by emailing

Remote Seniors Chair Exercise

Chair exercises class led by City of Ottawa CD aiming to increase strength and flexibility.
Ongoing and open to all our adult clients
Mondays, 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2108 or email

Family Fun with food

A monthly cooking program for families with children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old. It will introduce children to the joys of cooking and eating well. Each session will involve preparing fun recipes and a short lesson for   parents and kids.
Come have some fun cooking and learning with your kids in the kitchen!
Second Tuesday of each month, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
To register, enter the following Zoom Meeting ID: 984 1602 1494 or call (613)233-4443 x 2108.

Centretown Grassroots Group monthly meetings

The goal of the group is to advocate for the marginalized population and promote community civic engagement for the betterment of the Centretown community. Open to all community members who share the general vision of the group.
Registration: call 613 371 3603 or email

Rainbow Coffee Club

A monthly gathering for older LGBT adults in partnership with The Good Companions. Share the challenges and joys of being older and LGBT and learn more about available community and health resources.
First Wednesday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2194 or email

Nutrition Bites

Come and join our Community Dietitian for healthy eating tips and a cooking demonstration for easy, low cost meals.
The 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Offered online / by phone
Registration: call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108.


Sherelle (She/Her/Elle)

LGBTQ+ Newcomer Drop in presents Sherelle (She/Her/Elle).
Sherelle is a space for LGBTQ+ Women and Femme identified Newcomer and Immigrant (18+) folks.
Participants of this drop-in are provided a safer space for discussions on gender identity,  sexual orientation and fostering healthy relationships. Facilitated in English and French.
Mondays, January 25; February 22; March 29; April 26; May 31; June 28
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
To register, call 613-233-4443 ext 2108 or by email

OSPN Steady in Stress Virtual Group

Ottawa Senior Pride Network Edition.
The Covid has changed life and stress levels. Take some time every week to learn basic practices to support resilience. Together we will experiment with awareness, talk about our nervous systems, and try techniques that can support us to experience more moments of being ok.
Wednesdays, May 7 – June 16, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
To register, call Janis 343-571-5071 or by email


Online Exercise Classes

The classes are led by Alex, a registered kinesiologist. No equipment is required but light dumbbells and/or resistance bands are helpful.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m.
For registration and info, email


Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Topics include how to balance your life, benefits of exercising, and various techniques for changing either the way you think or behave so you can feel better, mobilize your energy and end social isolation.
Thursdays from January 14 to March 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This group is offered on Zoom. To participate, you need to either have access to internet at home or unlimited data plan for phone calls within Canada.
Register by calling 613.233.4443 x 3131 or emailing

Newcomer Drop-In Group

Are you a newcomer, immigrant or refugee recently arrived to Canada? Learn how to navigate different services and systems for a successful integration in Ottawa and in Canada.
We will cover topics like system navigation; know your rights; understand your mental and physical health and be inspired by arts.
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month starting in February
4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Register: 343-571-5020 or email