Community Support

Support Services & Resources

There are two local resource centres that are providing an extensive list of services/mental health supports/food access supports/activities, etc.

The first is the Carlington Community Health Centre. There recent e-news had a long list of services. Check out their very in-depth recent e-news Carlington Community Health Centre and consider signing up for their e-news service Newsletter.

The second is the Nepean Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre. They have an extensive list of Resources.


Care Centre Ottawa on Viewmount Drive remains open for Drive-Thru Food Baskets for those in need. For information on hours and how to access the services (including delivery for those without cars) please see their website. They also do deliveries for seniors and individuals who are medically fragile in the area who are unable to come or send someone on their behalf.

Care Centre Ottawa reached out to me personally to remind me to encourage our parishioners who are in need to reach out. They recognize that some people have found themselves in need in ways that they may never have before and they want to ensure that all are welcome. If you would like to call them please reach out at: (613)-693-0890

Mental Health Supports

Distress Centre  of  Ottawa  and Region (English only)

When the world feels chaotic and uncertain,  the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is  always  here for you and that’s a 24/7 promise!

Phone: 613-238-3311 | Website

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.

Phone: 613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa) | Website

Canadian Mental Health Association

This site has a number of downloadable resources and helpful information.

Phone: 613-737-7791 | Website


Agents are available to chat 24/7 on issues related to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. They also offer various resources on the website.

1-866-531-2600 | Website

Kid’s Help Phone

This is a dedicated website and support service for young people. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Support is provided 24/7 through text, telephone or live chat.

Phone:1-800-668-6868 | Website

Improving Mental Health During COVID-19

A comprehensive guide can be found at

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