Recovery Day Ottawa


Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall.

During the month of September, Canadians are gathering to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where all individuals will have access to the support they need when seeking help.

We believe by speaking out as people living in recovery, or as family, friends and supporters of those affected by addiction, we save lives.

Through our personal stories and shared experience, we hope to inspire others to join us. Together, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

Located in Ottawa the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (DSYTC) is a non-profit, residential, and community-based agency that is dedicated to helping youth (13-21) and families across Ontario overcome substance abuse and related issues and to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With separate evidence-based programs tailored to the specific needs of young men and women, it is the only Centre of its kind in Eastern Ontario.

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One of ten Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), the award-winning Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health provides a wide range of medical clinics, social services and support, and youth programs for Ottawa’s 40,000+ Indigenous people.

All services are based on implementing best practices for community health care, and Wabano also incorporates the teachings, culture, and traditions of Indigenous people. This unique approach is what makes Wabano special.

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Proactive Pharmacy

Founded by Salah Osman, Proactive Pharmacy is a family owned and operated pharmacy that has proudly served the Bank Street South area of Ottawa since 2013. We are conveniently located at 1645 Bank Street, directly connected to the Right Direction Medical Clinic.

At Proactive Pharmacy we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of pharmacy care. Our pharmacist's, pharmacy technicians, and friendly staff are here to assist you with any concerns you may have about your health care and health related needs. 

Other interesting facts about us:

We have made a major effort to make our patient's lives easier by providing a LIVE and secure communication to our team at Proactive Pharmacy with any smart device or computer.

We have also introduced an online store to ensure that we are accommodating the needs of our patients, making Proactive Pharmacy a one-stop shop!

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MOMS - Mothers Offering Mutual Support


Mothers Offering Mutual Support


Is your loved one involved with the justice and corrections system?
How do you help them when you are in shock yourself?
Our group members are going or have gone through the same life changing experience.

Check the links above for more information about how our group may help you as you navigate the complex, puzzling and frustrating justice and corrections system.

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Minwaashin Lodge

An Aboriginal Women's Support Centre

Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey. 

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Champlain Local Health Integration Network

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.

We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.

As of May 24, 2017, the Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services (to learn more, please click here). We provide a wide range of health care services and resources to support 58,000+ patients each year at home, at school or in the community. Our patient-care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.

Champlain is Ontario’s easternmost LHIN, and shares a 465-km-long border with Quebec. Some of our population's unique characteristics include:

  • One in five residents lives in a rural area
  • One in five residents is Francophone
  • One in six residents reports using a language other than English and French (most common are Chinese [several languages combined], Arabic, and Italian).
  • There are two First Nations communities: Akwesasne (near Cornwall, and the second-most populous reserve in Canada), and Pikwàkanagàn (Renfrew County). Over two-thirds of Aboriginal peoples live off-reserve.

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Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa (PSO) are a community of peers using our lived experiences with the mental health system to support one another in moving towards our full potential.

We offer a safe and non-judgmental environment for consumer/survivors and their families to come together, support one another and build upon our skills. PSO is a non-profit member-driven organization founded in 1991 by a handful of consumer/survivors of the mental health system.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

For more information, please visit

The Whitestone Clinic

Whitestone is a clinic that offers counselling and psychotherapy in individual, couple, family and group modalities for a wide range of psychological issues but with a specialty in intimacy disorders such as sex addiction and codependency.

Our therapists are trained and experienced in various schools of treatment. The Whitestone Clinic’s purpose is to help treat people through talk therapy. We also have a specialized mission to provide services, programs and activities aimed at the treatment, outreach and education related to those who may have a sex addiction.

The Whitestone Clinic is committed to the advocacy, awareness, and funding for sex addiction prevention as well as treatment for those affected by sex addiction, including those with the addiction and those in relationship to them.

For more information, please visit

Jericho Road Christian Ministries

We want to see people move from discouragement to hope.  That is why our mission statement says Jericho Road Ministries brings God’s love and hope to lives affected by poverty, addiction and mental illness.  We do this by providing a men’s 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program as well as group homes for men – mental health support homes and also second stage addiction recovery homes.  We understand that recovery takes time.  Our residential Addiction Recovery program and second-stage group homes give men that needed time and support.  Our weekly programs and meetings, such as the Coffeehouse and “A Connected Recovery” Biblical Study, expand the support further into the community.  Jericho Road Ministries helps people gain purpose and connection and offers support in times of relapse and crisis.  Living in the hope and love of Jesus Christ, we pass on this love to others, helping them gain mental health and addiction recovery by meeting their needs for home, community, health and purpose so they can in turn pass their hope onto others.

For more information about Jericho Road, please visit


The Habitude Addiction Treatment Program offers a uniquely different approach to drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation. Our holistic substance abuse program for men provides an effective support for those struggling with alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, helping individuals build an effective addiction recovery plan utilizing a Bio-Psycho-Social supports.

For more information about Habitude Wellness Program, please visit

Nepean Rideau Osgoode CRC

The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) is a much needed, well-used community service organization that helps vulnerable individuals and families lead better lives. NROCRC is non-profit charitable organization and our services and programs are free.

The community our agency serves is large, diverse and mobile. Immigrant families, families new to the area, youth, and a growing seniors population, present a wide variety of needs. NROCRC supports the largest population-over 200,000 people-and serves the largest physical territory of all of Ottawa's community resource centres.

For more information about the NROCRC, please visit

Youth Services Bureau

Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in this community. More than 350 caring professionals work from 20 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at‑risk youth and their families.

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Fondé en 1960, le Bureau des services à la jeunesse d’Ottawa (BSJ) est un des organismes à but non lucratif au service des jeunes les plus importants et les plus complets dans notre communauté. Plus de 350 professionnels soucieux travaillent dans 20 emplacements partout dans la Ville d’Ottawa, afin de fournir une gamme vaste et complète de programmes et de services qui appuient les jeunes à risque et leurs familles.

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Fresh Start Recovery Centre

Fresh Start is a 50-bed residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment centre for men in Calgary, Alberta. We base our program on the 12 steps and the Family Systems Method. We provide a comfortable environment where men and their families can escape addiction, and learn to live rewarding and fulfilling lives in recovery.

Fresh Start has been helping people live in recovery since 1992. Today we operate in a purpose-built facility that is one of the largest residential treatment centres in Alberta. Opened in winter 2011/12, our home is the result of years of planning and experience. We feel it provides the ideal setting for men and their families to begin their new lives, free from addiction. It’s a big, vibrant, and welcoming place, designed to feel like a home—in fact, our residents and staff alike refer to it as “the House”.

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Options Bytown

Since 1989, Options Bytown has provided permanent homes and support services for people who need help to live independently.

It operates three apartment complexes in central Ottawa that house 128 men and women.

Options Bytown also supports hundreds of tenants living in buildings owned by the two largest social housing providers, Ottawa Community Housing and Centretown Citizens Ottawa.

Some of the services Options Bytown offers include; housing case management, prevention of evictions, crisis intervention, referrals to various community resources, lifeskills training, social and recreational activities, computer training and health and nutritional counselling.

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Voice Found

Voice Found is a survivor-led national non-profit organization that educates individuals and organizations on how to identify, prevent and respond to child sex abuse and sex trafficking.

Through The Hope Found Project we provide support to persons in Eastern Ontario who have been sexually exploited. This includes those who have been trafficked or who wish to exit the sex trade.

For more information about Voicefound, please visit