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.

Algonquin College Umbrella Project

The AC Umbrella Project is a student and staff centered project that provides training, workshops, education, awareness, and support services for students who use substances, and those who care for them.

Algonquin College has undertaken a two year project funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Mental Health Innovation Fund with the goal of providing resources, information, and support to help students reduce the harms of their alcohol, marijuana, and substance use following a “harm reduction” approach. This project is a collaboration between Algonquin’s Student Support Services, Partnerships and Applied Research, community partners Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, and Tungasuvvingat Inuit Centre.


For more information about the Umbrella Project, please visit