Reopening the Language Assessment and Referral Centre

Update: April 7, 2021

In addition to a shutdown period announced April 3, 2021, the Ontario government announced stay-at-home orders for a minimum of 4 weeks, starting Thursday, April 8, 2021.  We support the need to take these necessary steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
For the duration of the stay-at-home order, the Language Assessment and Referral Centre will not be able to serve clients in person. However, we will remain open and available to serve clients virtually.

Please contact us directly to book your appointment:

Central Location
240 Catherine Street, suite 308

West Location
1642 Merivale Road, 2nd Floor (Merivale Mall)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us directly to set up an appointment at either of our locations. We can be reached at 613-238-5462 or 613-404-1599, or via email at

We are open for appointments: 

Central Location
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:30AM to 5PM
Tuesday - 8:30AM to 7PM
Friday - 8:30AM to 4PM

West Location
Monday to Thursday - 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Friday - 8:30AM to 4PM

  • In-person appointments will be conducted in an open space with 2 meters distance between the staff and client.
  • All staff and clients who enter the premises will be asked to use the hand sanitization station located at the entrance.
  • All touchable surfaces are being disinfected regularly.
  • Documents that clients need to print will be emailed to the reception desk and printed on behalf of the client. This helps minimize the number of people touching the printer and surrounding surfaces.
  • Clients will be required to sanitize their computer station after they finish using it.
  • Limited amount of staff and clients in the centre at all times to allow for proper social distancing.
  • COVID-19 pre-screening assessments are completed for both staff and clients before they enter the premises.

Yes, as directed by Ottawa Public Health, masks must be worn at all times by clients while they are in the Centre. Please bring your own mask.