275 Perrier Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1L 5C6
Built in 1969, the Centre d’accueil Champlain is dedicated to serving the needs of our francophone senior population. Located in Vanier, the home was completely renovated in 1998 and expanded to include a new five storey wing while maintaining being the warm home-like atmosphere.
Centre d'accueil Champlain offers a French language living environment. Programs and activities are offered in French. All correspondence, assessments, meetings with families, committees and council meetings are conducted in French. Employees are French-speaking, allowing residents to enjoy their daily living in a francophone environment. Families may access information in English by contacting the administration office.
The Centre d’accueil Champlain accommodates 160 residents, on four units with 40 rooms in each unit. Each room is furnished with a bed, a night table, a chair, and built- in closet space with drawers. Each room also has a window with a built-in alcove to accommodate plants, books, photographs, and is equipped with individual thermostats.
Delicious home cooked meals are served in each unit’s dining room overlooking the Richelieu Park. There is a kitchenette adjacent to the dining room where residents can obtain in between meal snacks.
The main floor renders well the warm atmosphere of the Home with its open reception area, large living room with fireplace, Faith Centre (chapel), hair salon, main dining room and the Café Georgette. The side yard of the Home features beautifully landscaped gardens with a walking path, swings and benches.
The Second floor is a secured unit for residents with dementia. It has been designed and decorated to enhance the quality of life of the residents and has direct access to a secured garden. Residents and their families can enjoy many activities in this beautiful setting.
On the top floor of the original building, you will find a library, a computer with Internet access, a country kitchen, sitting areas, and the physiotherapy room.
Communal areas, multi-purpose activity rooms and family rooms allow for family
Homes have seasonal menus posted in the dining area. The menus follow a minimum three (3) week cycle. Copies of the menus are available upon request.
Menus for each meal through the day are communicated before the meal to residents and guests. Prepared plates of both meal options at lunch and supper are shown to all residents before the meal so they can select their choice.
Meals and snacks are planned following the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care legislation and Canada’s Food Guide.
Residents are consulted through the Resident’s Food Committee in the home to incorporate residents’ meal preferences.