OCDSB School Council Newsletters

The Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC) is an umbrella organisation for school councils and parents in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) to share information and facilitate communication within the OCDSB communities to enhance the education of all its students.

There are so many things that parents can do at home to support their child's learning. Take a look at these helpful hints from the Ministry of Education abc 1,2,3 or read our booklet: Your Child's Education - Be a Part of It!  Did you know it is available in many languages?  This is a great resource for parents and guardians whose first language is not English.

OCDSB - TRUSTEE Zone 11 Your trustee Ms. Shirley Seward

Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may require special education programs and /or services to benefit fully from their school experience. More at the Ministry of Education website:

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Multilingual information for parents

Opioid Community Resources

With the increase of opioid overdoses in Ottawa over the last few months, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) offers the following resources that may be of help:

  • The OPH Overdose Resources pages provide a growing collection of opioid and overdose related resources.
  • offers general information about overdoses, naloxone and fentany; links to pharmacies that carry naloxon; and locations to drop off used or expired medications
  • has an opioid specific page with information of interest to parents, such as how to recognize an opioid overdose; how to talk to youth about drugs; where to seek help and more.
  • The Secure Your Meds campaign offers resources to promote the importance of safely disposing of their medications to reduce the number of prescription medication-related overdoses.

For more information on any of these resources, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 or visit

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