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Next Intensive Group Treatment Clinic

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Stewart No Comments

…for Stuttering at the University of Ottawa’s Health Services Department

The next intensive group treatment clinic for stuttering will take place July 11th-29th, 2016. The clinic is held at the University of Ottawa Health Sciences building, at 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, and runs Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00 p.m. The Clinic will be coordinated by speech pathologist Caroline Bredeson who coordinated the program when it was offered at the Ottawa Hospital’s Rehab Centre.

There is still space for full-time clients in this clinic, (more…)

Ottawa University’s Upcoming Stuttering Treatment Programs

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Stewart No Comments

The first intensive treatment clinic of 2016, “under new management” with the University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS), will be held April 25th to May 10th. Another clinic will be offered this summer from July 10th to July 26th.

In addition to some full-time clients, we are looking to fill this clinic with a few people interested in a one or two-day refresher session. The cost will be $116 per day, for which you will be billed by the UOHS. (more…)

Ottawa Hospital To Close Its Stuttering Treatment Clinic After 43 Years!

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by David Burton No Comments

In its recent round of funding cuts Dr. Jack Kitts CEO of the Ottawa Hospital announced that the Stuttering Treatment Clinic will close at the end of October 2015.

Reasons given by the Hospital for closing the clinic are that stuttering is not an illness requiring medical expertise and that the Hospital’s mandate is to care for Eastern Ontario’s “sickest” individuals and to not fund services that can be provided in the community.

Members of the Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS) have written to Dr. Kitts requesting a meeting with either him or one of his senior staff to discuss the reasons behind the closure and to suggest a delay in the closing date.

 

How Important Is The Stuttering Treatment Clinic To People Who Stutter? (more…)

2015 Ottawa Race Weekend: Remembering Norm McEwen and Marie Poulos

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by David Burton No Comments
Marie Poulos

Marie Poulos

 

Norm and members of the 2012 Race Weekend Team

Norm and members of the 2012 Race Weekend

The Ottawa Race Weekend is one of Canada’s premier race events and takes place every year near the end of May. The  above photo shows Norm McEwen with some of the 2012 team members from the Stuttering Treatment Clinic.

Standing tall as always among others, Norm was a long time advocate for people who stutter in Ottawa and across Canada.  For years he was a Board member of the Canadian Association of People Who Stutter (now known as the Canadian Stuttering Association CSA). He was also a founding member of the Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS).In addition, as the photo reflects, for many years Norm and other OAPWS members along with the team at the Clinic in Ottawa took part in the Ottawa Race Weekend under the banner of the Ottawa Hospital’s Run For A Reason campaign.

Team members raised money for the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund. This fund provides Ontario residents with financial assistance to take intensive and semi-intensive therapy programs at the Clinic. This Clinic is located at the Ottawa Hospital’s Rehab Centre.

This Year’s Ottawa Race Weekend

Once again members of our team will be running and walking in various events. But this year without Norm. Norm died unexpectedly last fall. To say that he was loved by many and that he is greatly missed is an understatement.

This year the Clinic’s “Let’s Talk About Stuttering” team is fundraising in memory of Norm. (more…)

SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO STUTTER BY SPONSORING OUR TEAM IN THE 2013 OTTAWA RACE WEEKEND

Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by David Burton No Comments

OAPWS is participating in the 2013 Ottawa Race Weekend as members of the Stuttering Treatment Clinic Team. This event is one of Canada’s most prestigious race events of the year and takes place on May 25h & 26th. The Team is under the umbrella of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s (OHF) “Run For A Reason” campaign.

Money we raise will go directly to the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund which enables teens and adults attend speech therapy programs at the Stuttering Treatment Clinic. This clinic is located at the Rehab Centre of the Ottawa General Hospital and is only one of three such facilities in Canada to offer semi-intensive and intensive therapy programs for individuals who stutter.

The bursary fund is named in honour of Marie Poulos, a speechlanguage pathologist who worked at the Clinic from 1979 until she was tragically killed in a car accident in 1991. Several members of OAPWS actually knew Marie in the 1990s and can testify first hand what a wonderful speech therapist she was.

You can help us reach our goal of raising $5000 by sponsoring our team. (more…)

Special Showing of the Documentary “Bully”

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Stewart No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the Ottawa Family Cinema will have a special screening of the powerful 2012 documentary film, “Bully” on Friday, November 23rd at 7pm. Proceeds from this showing will go to the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund. This fund assists individuals who stutter attend intensive and semi-intensive speech therapy programs at The Stuttering Treatment Clinic at Ottawa General Hospital. Tickets are only $6 in advance.

Synopsis:
This year, over 13 million American and Canadian kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns…
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