Small Steps Program


Small Steps is monitoring the current situation. The health and well-being of our campers and staff are being prioritized. At this time, we are accepting applications for Small Steps – Summer 2021 with the aim of operating a physical program.
We wish you well and look forward to speaking to you.


One small step can open the door to success

Ometz has partnered with the Y City Camp at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA and McGill University to provide the Small Steps Program, which helps children with mild to moderate neurodevelopmental challenges to develop skills and make friends in a world of exploration and growth.

A whole community helps

To provide these services, Ometz professionals train and supervise McGill master’s-level interns in occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.

Over six weeks, these students work with kids at the Y City Camp to make sure they have fun as they work on their specific challenges.
Who the Small Steps Program is for:
The Small Steps Program is accessible for children who attend the Y City Camp and who need specialized support.

 It is aimed at children ages 6 to 12 who have:
  • Difficulties with transition skills (graduating from daycare to classroom), such as an inability to sit still, tie their shoelaces, write the alphabet or play well with peers.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), without major behavioural issues.
  • Gross and fine motor skills delays.
  • Mild to moderate speech delays.

Before registering your child in our program, parents must:

  • Submit a formal summary report from a speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist.
  • OR
  • Have your child screened to see whether the program fits their needs.

The Ometz Small Steps Program won an Award for Community Service from the Federation CJA in 2014.


For more information, contact [email protected]

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Small Steps Application
Person Completing Form
First name
Last name
Relationship with the child
Child's Information
First name
Last name
Date of birth
/ /
Postal Code/Zip
Name of School
Where did you hear about this program?
Please specify the services you would like your child to receive with Small Steps:
Is your child a returning camper?
Primary language spoken at home
Language in school
Parent's Information
Parents’ Marital Status:
Legal guardian:
Cell phone
Emergency contact:
Phone for emergency contact
Preferred email for correspondence:
Child's Medical Record
Medicare card number
Primary emergency cell phone:
Second emergency cell phone:
Third emergency cell phone:
Has your child been given a diagnosis?
School Cycle, Level and Supports (resources)
Does your child receive any special support or therapy services?
To complete the application process, please attach your child’s most current evaluation.
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The file should not exceed 12MB
Other Document
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Does your child have any significant medical needs?
Medical History
(surgeries, serious injuries, illnesses, vaccinations)
Other relevant information
If possible, my preferred medical services are:
Hospital or doctor (include name and address).
I read and accept the terms of the Parent Consent Form
I have read and accept the terms of the Parent Consent Form for Visual Images.
Ometz professionals have my permission to contact the school personnel; psychologist, occupational therapist or speech pathologist to provide us with additional information pertaining to my child`s application dossier.