Programs & Services

We offer free programs and activities for Lowertown residents of all ages.

Early Years Program at the LCRC

Parents, babies and children (0-6)

At the LCRC we offer a range of services and supports for parents, guardians, caregivers, pregnant mothers, babies, toddlers and children. All our services are free and provided in both official languages.

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Activities for youth

The Children and Youth Program offers a variety of programs and activities for Lowertown Children and Youth ages 6 to 16.

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Counseling, emergency support and services for adults

Our intake workers provide information, advocacy and referral to services within the Centre and also to external agencies. We offer crisis or short term bilingual counseling for individuals and families.

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Activities for seniors

We offer monthly coffee houses and annual art programs for seniors in Lowertown.

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Food and housing help

We offer various emergency food help – through collective kitchens and food distribution – and our partner Action Housing has a worker on-site Wednesday through Friday to help residents with housing needs.

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Community activities

Our Community Development program supports community based groups and organizations, engagement in social action, and the identification of community needs and future project development.

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Lowertown Community Resource Centre
40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa ONTARIO K1N 8Z6

Telephone: (613) 789-3930
Fax: (613) 789-3443


Office Hours

September to May
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Intake is open until 8:00 PM on Thursdays)
June to August
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

You Can Make a Difference

Thank you for helping us help our community! Every donation helps improve the quality of life of residents of Lowertown.