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 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 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.
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) – Ottawa
CoSA is a reintegration program for former offenders who seek help, voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful and crime-free life. CoSA-Ottawa is the local branch of 15 CoSA sites operating across Canada.
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 Cupboard
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.
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
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 Ottawa
The Ethiopian Community Association in Ottawa is a community-based social and cultural organization that reflects the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Ethiopia. It is a non-political, non profit, independent and community based organization.
Our goal is to promote understanding and harmony between and among Ethiopians by facilitating various events.
Girl Child Education South Sudan
Girl Child Education South Sudan (GCESS) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of girl children in Wau, South Sudan.
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.
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 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.
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
One World Arts is a volunteer-based, charitable organization working to create awareness on world issues. With a focus on the media and performing arts, our programs are designed to engage citizens of all ages.
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
RCS Ottawa works to support and promote the principles and values of the Commonwealth and Canada’s role in it, promote youth empowerment, education, and advocacy about the Commonwealth, and build alliances and partnerships at the local, regional, national and international level, within a broad community of interests.
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.