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Ottawa & Surrounding Area Community Resources

Ottawa Community Resources 


Unsafe at Home Ottawa



Distress Centre Ottawa and Region

613-238-3311 (distress line)

613-722-6914 (crisis line)


Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

250 City Centre, Suite 601, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7




Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) – Ottawa

Address: 161 Elgin Street, 2nd Fl. Ottawa, ON K2P 2K1

Phone: 613-239-1274

Catchment: Clients near the Elgin St. Ottawa Courthouse


The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa

Address: 2081 Merivale Road, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Phone: 613-567-1119


March of Dimes (Bilingual)

March of Dimes Canada maximizes the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities to create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. They provide solutions, through service, advocacy and research, which further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, dignity and quality of life

Address: 117 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 250, Ottawa, ON K2G 5X3

Phone: 613-596-3463

Toll-free: 1-877-695-7999

Fax: 613-596-5696


Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

311 McArthur Ave, Suite 201 (visitors) Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8M3

Phone: 613-737-7791

Email: general@cmhaottawa.ca


Crossroads Children's Centre

Works with children under 12 years of age (and their families) struggling with severe emotional, behavioral and social difficulties. They specialize in behavioral problems such as aggression, impulsivity, poor social skills, anxiety, sadness, depression, fear, and suicidal thoughts.
They offer a wide range of services and will work with you to determine which one best fits your family’s needs. Many of which are provided right in your home. Other services are provided close to the home community, in the least restrictive setting possible, and are coordinated and delivered through linkages between service providers.

Address: 1755 Courtwood Crescent Ottawa, ON  K2C 3J2

Phone:  613-723-1623

Fax:  613-723-7393

Email: info@crossroadschildren.ca


Family Services Ottawa (Bilingual)

Offer counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, they are here to listen, all while offering a safe space. They will help you work through whatever is troubling you. Programs are run by counsellors who are highly skilled and trained in each service area. Family services staff and clients who have already benefited from services are also involved in making programs as helpful and successful as they are. We’re here.

Address: 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5

Phone: (613) 725-3601

Email: fsfo@familyservicesottawa.org


The Royal (Bilingual)

The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. The mandate is to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment resistant mental illness.

Address: 1145 Carling Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4

Phone: 613.722.6521

Toll free: 1.800.987.6424


Citizen Advocacy

Address: 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5

Phone:  (613) 761-9522


Live Work Play

Address:  2197 Riverside Dr #300, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3

Phone:  (613) 235-9550


Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre

Address: 214 Montreal Rd #401, Vanier, ON K1L 8L8

Phone: (613) 236-2558


Lowertown Community resource centre

Address: 40 Cobourg St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8Z6

Phone: 613) 789-3930


Surrounding Area Community Resources 


Rideau-Rockcliff Community Resource Centre

815 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7

Phone: (613) 745-0073


Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre (Bilingual)

Address: 1980 Ogilvie Rd #215, Gloucester, ON K1J 9L3

Phone: (613) 741-6025


Mental Health & Addiction Regional Center - Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

580 Spence Ave Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3N5



Cornwall Community Hospital: Adult Mental Health Services

Address: 850 McConnell Ave, Cornwall, ON K6H 4M3

Phone:  (613) 361-6363


Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre

Address: Emerald Plaza, 2nd Floor, Unit 240, 1547 Merivale Rd, Ottawa
Phone: 613-596-5626


Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities (Bilingual)

Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities (SCS) is the initial contact for individuals who have a developmental disability or autism in the Ottawa region. They help people find the supports and services in the community that are needed to assist them in their daily lives. One of their important goals is to empower families/individuals to make informed choices about the supports they seek.

Address: 200 – 150 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON   K1L 8H2
General e-mail: admin@scsottawa.on.ca
Telephone: 613-748-1788
TTY: 1-855-777-5787
Fax: 613-748-1018