ORGANIZATIONS

Everyday, 30 different not-for-profit organizations call us home.

Every month, more than 20,000 individuals walk through our doors and discover something new about themselves.

AA Ottawa Area Intergroup


Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Abbeyfield Canada


Abbeyfield Canada supports and promotes local community-based and volunteer-led Abbeyfield Societies to develop and manage local Abbeyfield Houses, which provide independent seniors with affordable residences.

Ark of the Lord Temple


Action Santé Manta Internationale (ASMI)


AMI implements concrete projects aimed at the promotion of health and functional education with the aim of combating the effects of poverty and unemployment of young people and adults, and the aging of the elderly and those facing the loss of autonomy.

BEING Studio


BEING Studio opened its doors in 2002 under the name H’Art of Ottawa. The studio supports artists with developmental disabilities who work in visual art and creative writing.

Bereaved Families of Ontario


The mandate of the Bereaved Families of Ontario is to achieve by means of public awareness campaigns, local affiliate development and fundraising activities towards people experiencing grief.

Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley


The Association assists those who live with the effects of brain injury by providing education, information, support and advocacy. The Association advocates dignity, respect, inclusion and understanding for all.

Club Casa de los Abuelos


The Club assists the elderly in the Spanish-speaking community, providing a safe haven for our parents and grandparents to meet and socialize. Several personal interest classes are offered at the centre, bringing the elderly out of isolation and helping them enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Dalhousie Food Action Group


DFC’s mandate is to provide food to ease the financial burden of those residents in our serving area who are unable to purchase a steady supply of groceries. Conditional on available inventory, we offer, once a month, roughly a three day’s supply of emergency food to families in need. We also provide assistance to our clients by referring them to other community support services in the area. We are dedicated to serving all our clients with consideration and respect.

Dalhousie

Non-profit Housing Co-operative


Dalhousie Non-Profit Housing Cooperative is a unique cooperative made up of eight different building clusters in the heart of Ottawa. There are 18 buildings and 83 units in total that span neighbourhoods from Raymond to Albert Street. Various apartment buildings and townhouses make up the co-op. It is owned and democratically controlled by its membership to provide affordable and reliable housing as well as foster a diverse community in downtown Ottawa.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa

(E Fry)


The Society offers assistance to women, including young women, who have or may be at risk of coming into conflict with the law. It does this, and has been for over fifty years, through a variety of programs and services – confidential and free of charge. Clients are referred through criminal justice workers, social workers, doctors and social agencies, through friends or self-referral.

Epilepsy Ottawa-Carleton (EOC)


EOC provides support, information, education, counselling and advocacy for persons with epilepsy and their families as well as the general public. Public Information Meetings are held at the Bronson Centre on the first non-holiday Monday of the month from September to May.

Ethiopian Community Association


House of Hope


The House of Hope is a non-profit, community resource facility that promotes community safety by providing client-centered support and services necessary to assist our clients with responsible reintegration and lifestyle change.

Irene Abedrapo (Club Casa de Los Abuelos)


Jaku Konbit


Our mandate is to support and ameliorate the lives of minority and disadvantaged people, particularly Canadian children, youth and seniors of African and Caribbean descent within the Ottawa region.

JF Norwood House (E-Fry)


Kairos: CEJI (Aboriginal Rights Program)


KAIROS Aboriginal Rights program works towards the transformation of the relationship between Canadian society and Aboriginal peoples. We work through education, research, advocacy and action in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa


The Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is a Catholic lay ministry committed to the healing and reconciliation of Aboriginal People under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. The ministry provides spiritual and corporal works of mercy through the blending of Christian Spirituality with Native Traditions and Culture.

Orkidstra


Orkidstra is a social development program for children aged 5 to 18 living in under-served areas of Ottawa, Canada. Our mission is to empower children and build community through the universal language of music.

PACT Ottawa


Our vision :Recognize the human dignity of all trafficked persons and promote their well-being.

Our mission :Network with other groups to prevent human trafficking and increase victim protection

Our goals: Our main goals are the prevention of human trafficking and the protection of trafficked persons.

Our means of action are information, help services, networking and advocacy.

Peace Brigades International – Canada


PBI volunteers act as Canada’s – and the world’s – eyes and ears. Not only do they accompany human rights defenders, they also serve as Canada’s ‘human rights radar’. Governments and media rely on the PBI network to keep them updated on the latest human rights developments in the world’s hot spots.

Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa (PSO)


We, as survivors and consumers of the mental health system, engage in mutual support, empowerment, and information sharing. We, affirming the dignity and worth of the individual, advocate for alternatives and improvements to the established health care system, services and issues which affect our well-being.

One World Arts


Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre (OPC)


The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre was founded in the belief that providing advanced counseling for people with a wide range of needs is a necessary ministry of the Christian community. Rooted in the Christian tradition and its values, the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre provides support to anyone in need, regardless of religion, gender or race.

Royal Commonwealth Society


Sierra Club Canada Foundation


The mission of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation is to be a voice for the earth. We work to protect and preserve the natural environment and to empower people to be stewards of the earth in their communities.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) Ontario assists persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

St. Leonard’s Society of Canada (SLSC)


St. Leonard’s Society of Canada is a membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to community safety. The mission of SLSC is to promote a humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safe communities.

Transport Action Canada


Transport 2000 Canada represents the users of public transportation by promoting socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable policies, programs, services and actions.

Vista Centre Brain Injury Services


Our mission is to provide continual support to adults living with the effect of brain injury, facilitating the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life, relationships, personal abilities, and life skills, while assisting in the rebuilding of their life in the community. Vista Centre offers a 24 hour Residential Program, a Supported Independent Living Program and a Day Program.

Women’s Initiatives For Safer Environments (WISE)


WISE is creating safer communities for Women and Vulnerable Groups. Programs include educating, training and empowering individuals and communities through the community Safety Audit and the Personal Safety for women and youth workshops. Call us about any of your safety concerns.

World Folk Music Ottawa


The purpose of the World Folk Music Ottawa is to deliver programs and projects, in partnership with all aspects of the folk and world music industries, that will benefit the less privileged of all ages, their families, and communities.

Somerset West Yet Keen Chinese Senior’s Day Centre


Yet Keen Senior’s Day Centre is an Ontario registered non-profit organization, serving seniors in the City of Ottawa. It was founded in 1985 and registered as a charitable agency in 1993. We provide social contact recreation and fitness exercise programs for the elderly. We help seniors to maintain physical, mental and social well-being, independence, self-support and self-care in their own home environment.