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Impacted by the downtown demonstrations? Supports are available

Please reach out to the supports available to you including practical assistance, crisis support, counseling, and information and referral, including:


Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

Phone: 613-238-3311 (24/7) Text: 343-306-5550 Chat: (Both 10am-11pm)

Youth Service Bureau

Crisis Line: 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario)


Counselling Connect

Same-day or next-day counselling services available (phone or video appointments). Support for ACB, Indigenous and LGBT2SQ+ communities, youth, families, mental health and addictions.

Mental Health and Social Service Supports:

Counselling, crisis intervention, social service and practical supports, health coaching and service navigation.

To Connect: please call 613-402-2499

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Languages: English, French, interpretation available in a number of languages

Walk-in Counselling Clinic

Counselling for individuals, couples, and families.

To Connect: please call 613-755-2277 to reserve a spot

Tuesdays, 12 pm - 6:30 pm (last session at 5 pm)

Languages: English, Mandarin

Support Line for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities:

Phone: 343-571-0097

Download PDF copies: English / Chinese / Vietnamese

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