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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is building more schools and offers the largest choice of programs in Ottawa. If you’re new to Ottawa and need information on OCDSB schools and programs, contact Communications and Information Services at 613-721-1820 or by email.

We can also be reached by fax at 613-721-0634.

If you are new to Canada, have a school-aged child, and English is not your first language, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Family Reception Centre can assist you with enrolling your child in school. The Centre’s staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families. Please call 613-239-2416 for assistance.

Additional Resources

To find help with housing, visit the Ottawa Real Estate Board or contact the Ottawa Real Estate Board at 613-225-2240, Fax613-225-6420,1826 Woodward Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. K2C 0P7

Some Ottawa-Carleton District School Board schools are able to offer space to private daycare operators. The City of Ottawa also provides daycare spaces throughout the City in various locations. For a complete list, check with your local school or look under Child Care in the local telephone directory.

Need school bus information? Call our Transportation office at 613-596-8256 or fax 613-596-8730. Recorded messages about school bus cancellations due to inclement weather can be heard at 613-596-8201.

Looking for the daytime Adult High School? Call 613-239-2707. For credit night school classes, and the general interest program call Continuing Education at 613-239-2325.

Need board agenda or meeting information, contact Board Services at 613-596-8255 Agendas are posted weekly on this web site by the end of Friday. Click here for a listing of agendas.

Do you need to rent a facility? Contact Community Use of Schools at 613-596-8260 or fax 613-596-8239.