Available Resources

CategoryBrief descriptionDetailsRelated linksContact nameContact emailContact phone
Youth Services BureauCounsellingProvides crisis counselling & services to youth.Mental health counselors are doing youth and family sessions and the walk-in clinic sessions by phone and video. The crisis line and chat are available 24/7 for youth wishing to talk with a mental health counsellor. More services are available by calling 613 562 3004. Crisis Line & Chat 613-260-2360
Knox Presbyterian ChurchServing homelessTake out meals served on Wednesday & SaturdayKnox Presbyterian Church offers take out meals every Wednesday and Saturday from 5-6 PM for those in need in the community. All Ottawa Public Health risk prevention practices are observed to keep everyone safe. 120 Lisgar StreetKnox Presbyterian Jim Pot pastor.jim.pot@rogers.com613-238-4774
Connecting StreamsWidows & WidowersGrief Matters OnlineJoin us for an eight week video series as we work through our grief journeys together by looking at and discussing the different stages of grieving. Every Friday from 2 - 4 pm starting on June 19th.Amanda Tanner amanda.tanner@connectingstreams.com
Care Centre OttawaFood provisionFood items available The Care Centre, located in Nepean on Viewmount Drive, is distributing food boxes by drive through and delivery to those in need. www.carecentreottawa.caLisa Fabian info@carecentreottawa.ca613-693-0890
The MetFood provisionFood box provision and deliverySandra Tharakan stharakan@metbiblechurch.ca
Ottawa Christian CounsellingCounsellingCounselling availableChristian Counselling Ottawa is committed to offering clients safe access to our mental health services while maintaining a safe working environment for our therapists and staff. In accordance with provincial and city health authorities and best practices, our offices are closed until further notice to help limit the risk of COVID-19 Virus transmission. While our physical offices are closed to in-person client sessions, on-line sessions via Zoom and telephone sessions remain available. We are accepting new clients. Please go to christiancounsellingottawa.ca to find information about our therapists and services. Click on the “Get Started” button to start an intake process or call us and our Intake Coordinator will connect to help you through the process.Christian Counselling Ottawa613-729-8454
Ottawa Pastoral CounsellingCounsellingCounselling availableThe Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre offers counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families (including children and teens). Following the recent recommendations of the national and municipal health authorities, the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre is physically closed, but are offering telephone and online appointments. 613-235-2516 X 0
Your local food bankFood provisionFind a food bank in your areaWe have collected a list of organizations in the Ottawa area that are providing food bank services. Not all are always operational. Look for a food bank in your area and check in with them to see what they are currently offering.Check our list of food banks
The Volunteer ChecklistGeneral volunteersVolunteer Safety ChecklistEveryone must review this protocol and then prayerfully consider how they will serve during this pandemic. It is the responsibility of each individual to make that decision based upon the best information available to them, dependent upon what God’s Word has to tell us concerning being both honouring to Him, living out the reason for the hope that we have, and following the direction of our leaders and those He has put in authority over us. We are truly blessed to be a blessing. We will need to tightly coordinate the number of volunteers that are travelling or engaging with the public. This is important to keep the curve down and manage risk.Volunteer Checklist PDF
Sanctuary Mental Health MinistriesMental healthMental health courseThe Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise - just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.About the course
Churches that HealMental healthMental health courseFrom Dr. Henry Cloud, this digital resource is designed to equip pastors and churches to handle issues of mental health in their communities through a biblical and psychologically-sound plan of healing. About the course
Meals on WheelsFood provisionDeliveries of foodHot or frozen meals available for purchase and delivery for seniors and ill adults.mealsonwheels-ottawa.org service@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Red CrossPPE Training on proper use of PPESupport is available for frontline community organizations serving the most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 response. The free Preventing Disease Transmission Training and Equipment Program helps local community organizations deliver vital services during this pandemic. redcross.ca
Emotionally Healthy DiscipleshipMental healthEmotionally Healthy Spirituality courseThe Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course will help you begin the journey of applying the profound biblical truths and will provide the resources to help you grow in your relationship to Christ and your relationship with others.Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Billy Graham Rapid Response TeamCounsellingSharing Hope in Crisis training seminarThis training will help you know how to engage in conversation and share the hope of Jesus Christ with others who are suffering from everyday tragedies of life. You’ll learn practical skills such as understanding trauma, how to be a good listener, and what to say and what not to say when friends are grieving. And this on-demand video course is available to you in the comfort of your own home.Sharing Hope in Crisis Seminar