Recovery Day Ottawa


Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall, on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

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.


RDO2016 is pleased to present Matt Alber, with special guest Jordan Roy, on our Marion Dewar Plaza main stage beginning at 1:00 pm. We are also thrilled to have local hip-hop artist Cody Coyote performing at the Lisgar Field Social Fair at 12:30 pm. Plus, again this year our friend Andrew will be playing classic rock in Marion Dewar Plaza beginning at 10:00 am.  Other fun activities beginning at 11:00 am include our Family Fun Zone with giant-sized inflatable amusements from RunAmok, a Royal Ottawa Volleyball Tournament, Recovery Ally Photo Booth, BBQ, Banner Painting and more!!



"I was transported to beautiful, treacherous emotional terrain." — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring his 4th self-produced studio album entitled, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant.

In 2014, Lincoln Center in New York invited Matt to perform on their esteemed American Songbook series which garnered a printed review by the New York Times. In 2015, he was selected by the U.S. State Department as a musical ambassador to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo and to Sudan, Africa where he taught recording arts & sciences to young artists in Khartoum.

For more information about Matt, and to listen to his music, visit



Cody Coyote was born on April 17th, 1992 and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a Hip-Hop/Experimental recording artist, a song writer and a motivational speaker.

    Cody Coyote started recording music as a youth in his old high school and showed a very high interest in making music. After showing an interest in poetry, Cody Coyote began writing his own and this later lead to him recording in his school's studio. Cody Coyote continues to go back to his old high school to speak and encourage youth to be involved with recording in the very studio he began making music in.

After hard work and dedication to his art form, Cody Coyote was a nominee for the "Best Rap/Hip Hop CD" and the "Single Of The Year" categories at the 2015 "Indigenous Music Awards"!

Cody Coyote's music strongly reflects on his upbringing in the nations capital, his life experiences, issues found in the world today and also speaks about issues found within First Nations communities. A lot of his inspiration comes from his life experiences, his involvement in activism for First Nations communities and his passion for helping others.

For more information about Cody, and to listen to his music, visit