Centre Éducatif / Day Treatment Program

The Centre Éducatif is a day treatment program for francophone teens (aged 12 to 15) whose behaviours and actions interfere with their academic success. Youth may demonstrate opposition, defiance, physical and/or verbal aggressiveness, have damaged property, or exhibited runaway behaviours.

Teachers create individualized learning plans based on the youth’s specific needs, while remaining within the guidelines of the Ontario curriculum. The centre’s program also includes a range of specialized counselling workshops to address issues such as:

  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Social skills
  • Self esteem
  • Problem solving

Our staff work with individuals, families and communities toward the common goal of helping youth get back into a regular academic environment. While length of stay depends on a teen’s needs and progress, youth typically stay involved in the day treatment program for 18 to 24 months.

How to access the program

This program is available by referral only to francophone youth residing in Ottawa and attending schools in Le Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du centre Est. School officials may submit referral requests to the Coordinated Access Committee of Ottawa. To be eligible, the youth must demonstrate a willingness to be actively involved in the change process.


Diane Martin

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