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.

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) provides public health programs and services to individuals and communities while advocating for public policies that make our city and its residents healthier. OPH is a teaching health unit and works with all post secondary educational institutions in the area.  

OPH is governed by the Board of Health, which is comprised of elected members of City Council and public members. The legal obligations and authority for public health in Ontario are established under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The Ontario Public Health Standards and Organizational Standards establish the requirements for fundamental public health programs and services. OPH services are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.


All Ottawa’s communities and people are healthy, safe and actively engaged in their well-being.


In partnership with the people and communities of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health improves and advocates for health and well-being through prevention, promotion and protection.

Strategic priorities

  • Inspire and Support Healthy Eating and Active Living
  • Foster Mental Health in Our Community
  • Enhance Collective Capacity to Reduce Preventable Infectious Diseases
  • Develop an Adaptive Workforce for the Future
  • Advance Healthy Public Policy

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