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About Our Auction
The Parent Resource Centre is a charity that helps build confident, resilient, families in Ottawa. We provide a wide variety of high quality programs, social services and supportive resources for children, youth, parents and caregivers.
COVID-19 has affected everyone in our community and it has been particularly tough for so many. We continue to see more parents seeking resources, counselling and phone support and we have adjusted all of our programs to provide virtual services.
Additionally, we have created a program that delivers much needed food, PPE, and essential supplies to families in crisis.
This auction will raise funds to support PRC's programs and services, specifically those that have been affected by Covid-19.
About Parent Resource Centre (PRC)
During COVID-19, the programs below continue to be offered through virtual platforms and limited in-person services.
Annually, thousands of children, youth, parents, and caregivers access our Centre. We offer: EarlyON Playgroups; Specialized Infant Programs; Parent Support Groups and Workshops; Parent Support Phone Line; GoFamily! Map of online interactive services; and Toy Lending & Resource Libraries.
PRC offers specialized services to address the needs of vulnerable families by providing parenting support to those who are unable to access mainstream services. Families receive interventions based on their capacities and strengths. This program includes: counselling, evidence based workshops, in-home assessments and parenting strategies; Community Parent Cupboard (free access to personal care, household items and baby supplies); and we advocate for parents and help them navigate the system through collaboration with other services providers.
Training for Professionals:
PRC’s Early Learning Specialists offer training to community professionals who work with children. These sessions provide peer networking opportunities, skills building, problem solving and practical application of best practices and new early learning frameworks.
On average PRC serves 4,000 children and youth, and 4,100 parents annually in our community workshops, parenting support services and play-based programs. In addition, PRC serves over 1,500 professionals annually through our training program.