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The Owl Café

The café provides opportunities for young people living with autism the opportunity to acquire employment skills and work experience that can transfer to other community-based employment. Our customers  will enjoy fresh brewed coffee from Equator Coffee, fresh-baked treats from Big Rigs Bakery, along with other snacks, soups and sandwiches from the Owl Cafe. The café operates Monday to Saturday.

Meeting Space

The Owl Cafe & Meeting Place  in Ottawa offers professional and creative spaces that are ideal for private meetings, workshops, and presentations. We currently offer meeting space, the meeting spaces include:

  • Access to purchase fresh brewed Equator Coffee, Numi Organic Teas, as well as delicious Big Rigs Baked Goods, or sandwiches.
  • Chart paper, writing utensils, post-its
  • White board
  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector or Use HDMI to hook up your laptop to a TV (Please request)
  • Meeting Space ( 15 – 20 people) is available in after hours (daytime, evening or weekends)
  • Please note that cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

The Owl Cafe Ottawa -Autism Programs  is the first-of-its-kind fee for service program for teens, youth and adults with ASD. The Owl Cafe Ottawa Programs will focuses on building skills for life and first steps to employment. Classes are offered in the daytime, evening and weekends All classes and workshops will be offered at The Owl Café Ottawa  location, 1140 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, ON.

Building Skills for Life 

-Social skills

-Cooking club

-Fitness group

-Executive functioning skills

-Academic skills life coaching

-Emotional awareness, reflection and regulation

-Facing your fears

-Relationship skills and values

-Tuesday Video gaming night

-Thursday night social club

-One on one life coaching

First Steps to Employment

-Determining interests and identifying appropriate employment options

-Cover letters, resumes and applications

-Networking and job searching skills

-Interview support and disclosing your Autism

-Strategies for success in your workplace

-One on one job coaching support


We know Autism. We know Employment. We know individuals with ASD can be highly effective employees who offer unique skills, abilities and strengths that benefit employers and the community.

For further information about our services please contact Suzanne Ford, Director of Autism Services, The Owl Cafe Ottawa  by telephone 613-492-9000 or  613-266-3205 or by email at suzanne@ysowlmaclure.org CONTACT