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La Cité Collégiale

La Cité collégiale

General Information

La Cité Collégiale is a francophone college with its main campus in Ottawa, Ontario and additional campuses in Orleans and Hawkesbury. La Cité Collégiale offers more than 75 programs in 18 areas of study, including courses in:

The addresses for La Cité Collégiale campuses are:

  • Administration
  • Arts and Design
  • Communication
  • Construction and Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Forestry
  • Esthetics and Hair Design
  • Housing and Planning
  • Hospitality
  • Computer Sciences
  • Media Sciences
  • College and University Preparatory Program
  • Applied Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Security
  • Legal Services
  • Tourism and Recreation

Ottawa Campus:
801 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario  K1K 4R3

Alphonse-Desjardins Campus:
Centre des métiers Minto
8865 North Service Road
Orleans, Ontario

Campus de Hawkesbury:
570 Kitchener Street
Hawkesbury, Ontario  K6A 2P3

(613) 742-2483
(613) 742-2493
(800) 267-2483

(link is in French) 

Accessibility Services

At La Cité Collégiale, the office supporting students with disabilities is called the Special Needs Office. The Special Needs Office is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
(link is in French) 

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at La Cité Collégiale, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see La Cité Collégiale's Accessibility Plan.
(Link is in French)

Documentation Required

La Cité Collégiale has a Request for Report available for medical personnel to complete to show proof of a student’s disability. If students do not have appropriate documentation, the staff at Le Service des Besoins Speciaux can help students obtain documentation.


For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact La Cité Collégiale's Special Needs Office directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Medical and Wellness Clinic provides health services to all staff and students at La Cité Collégiale. The clinic is staffed by a nurse at all times, with appointments with other health care professionals available at designated times.
(link is in French) 

Counselling Services

La Cité Collégiale offers Personal Counselling to all students who are experiencing stressful events in their lives.
(link is in French) 

Academic Support

La Cité Collégiale offers Peer Tutoring in a variety of subjects.
(link is in French) 

Peer Mentoring

The Peer Support Program is for any students at La Cité Collégiale who would like to receive guidance and support from student volunteers.
(link is in French)

Library Services

The library at La Cite offers various resources for students including books, journals, magazines, and audio visual materials. The library also provides services for students such as a reference desk, interlibrary loans, as well as training courses on researching library materials and journal databases.
(link is in French)

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

La Cité Collégiale Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding La Cité 's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
(link is in French) 

Residence and Housing


La Cite College’s Residence offers accommodation in apartment style residence rooms. Residence units include a private bedroom and a shared washroom and kitchenette between 2 or 3 people. Building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Game rooms
  • Common kitchens
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms in residence are furnished and include local telephone service and cable television, and internet in all common rooms. Residence rates are set each year for an 8-month stay.  Meal plans are optional.

There are residence rooms available for students with reduced mobility.
(link is in French) 

Off-Campus Housing

La Cité Collégiale offers an accommodation listing service of Off Campus Housing, where landlords can advertise rental properties available.
(link in French)

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

La Cité Collégiale offers maps and locations for each campus
(link is in French) 

Ottawa Transit

OC Transpo is comprised of buses, and a rail system called O-Trains. Students at La Cité Collégiale can purchase a discounted pass. Routes and maps are provided for each of the OC Transpo options.

The OC Transpo buses and O-Trains offer accessible transit services including low-floors and next stop announcement system.

The OC Transpo offers the Support Person and Attendants which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support person and attendants program must fill out the application form.

Para Transpo is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit for persons who are unable to take conventional transit due to a disability. The OC Transpo has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Para Transpo. Persons seeking to use Para Transpo must submit an application form signed by a health practitioner. 

Academic Programs

La Cité Collégiale offers Full-Time Programs, Apprenticeships and many other courses.
(link in French)

Contact Information

Special Needs Office
1 (800) 267-2483 ext 2090

Medical and Wellness Clinic
(613) 742-2483 ext 2067

Counselling Services
(613) 742-2483 poste 2090
Located in Room C1030

Peer Tutoring
(613) 742-2483 poste 2940
Located in Room A2030

Peer Support
(613) 742-2493 ext 3200

Financial Aid Office
(613) 742-2453
Located in Room A1130

Residence and Housing
(613) 742-3414


Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at La Cité Collégiale, and to determine if the services meet your needs.