Supporting positive development and wellbeing

Enabling access to comprehensive, integrated health and social services to children, youth and families living in disadvantaged circumstances.

What we do

  • Give children and youth a voice in their own care and draw on their strengths as well as those of their family and community.

  • Bring together dedicated healthcare, social, educational, legal and other community partners to support the needs of children and youth.

  • Provide children, youth and families with resources and address their needs under one roof. 

  • Offer comprehensive medical and social evaluations.

  • Collaborate with community partners.

  • Connect children and youth with community wellness programs.

  • Provide multilingual services.

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Why we do it

  • All children and youth have the right to reach their full potential.

  • Helping children, youth and families is the best investment we can make in order to ensure a brighter future for everyone. 

  • Connecting children, youth and families to essential resources, health and social providers in a safe space ensures they can thrive, blossom and reach for their dreams.

Who is it for

  • Children and youth age 17 and under.

  • Children and youth who live in Vanier or who attend a school in Vanier.  

  • Children and youth who experience psychosocial stressors.

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How it works

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Connect

Families can self-refer by contacting the HUB by phone or email, or have a referral made by another healthcare provider or school.

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Assessment

Our team of professionals will complete a comprehensive health and social assessment of the child, youth and family.

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 Integrated Plan

We work with the child, youth, family and community to develop an integrated and individualized plan to support a positive life trajectory.

What HUB families are saying

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“If everyone followed your example, we would have fewer problems and happier people.”

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“Thank you to everyone at the Vanier SPH for all the amazing work you are doing!”

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“Thank you Vanier SPH for offering your services in both French and English.”

Bundle of Hope: Help Ottawa's Struggling Families

Families served by the Vanier Community Services Centre, through the Vanier Social Pediatric Hub, continue to receive services despite ongoing COVID-19 disruptions and challenges. 

 

Please consider giving these children and youth, and their families, a ‘Bundle of Hope’.

 

Donations will be used to purchase age-appropriate items for the children and youth, and a grocery card for the parents. The bundles are packaged and delivered safely to each of the families.

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