On-Site Member Groups


ACORN Canada

Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN office - Represents and champions the interests of low-income and moderate-income Ottawa citizens on critical issues of social and economic justice. 613-746-5999  www.acorncanada.org


ALSO

Adult and Deaf Adult Upgrading Programs - Provides one-on-one/small group literacy and upgrading classes for adults. 613-233-8660  www.also-ottawa.org


ALSO

Children’s Program - Provides free, part-time child care, and family literacy programs to families accessing Heartwood House programs and services. 613-233-8660 www.also-ottawa.org


CLC

Community Laundry Co-operative - Provides affordable laundry services, a chance to develop job skills and a network of support for low-income residents. Also provides wash and fold laundry services. 613-244-4524 www.communitylaundrycoop.ca


EcoEquitable

A social enterprise that offers sewing training and employment support for people in need, especially immigrant women. Contract sewing, public sewing courses and much more. 613-562-1739  www.ecoequitable.ca 


ELTOC

English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community - Coordinates volunteers to offer one-on-one English lessons in the homes of adult newcomers who cannot go to school. 613-232-8566 www.eltoc.ca


Hopewell

Eating Disorder Support Centre - Offers support, resources and information for individuals affected by eating disorders, and also to their families and friends‎. Provides community outreach and education to promote media literacy and positive self-worth. 613-241-3428  www.hopewell.ca


JOCA

Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association - Provides services and activities for all ages and abilities with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the Jamaican and wider Afro-Caribbean community. 613-807-2866  jamaicanottawaassn.org


MHI

Multifaith Housing Initiative - Provides and promotes safe and affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 613-686-1825 www.multifaithhousing.ca 


OASW

Ontario Association of Social Workers - Eastern Branch - is the voice of the social work profession across the Champlain LIHN. As a member organization, we seek to expand awareness of the value of social workers, build relationships and foster engagement. 613-238-8406  www.oasw.org


Options Bytown

Non-Profit Housing - Provides permanent affordable housing and supports to people with a history of homelessness and other challenges. Also offers one-on-one case management services to people moving from shelters to affordable housing throughout the city. 613-241-6363 ext. 223  www.optionsbytown.com


OCCL

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy - Supports, promotes and strengthens adult literacy services in Ottawa. 613-233-3232 www.occl.ca


OVWSG

Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild - Supports weavers, spinners, felters and basket makers by offering a wide range of workshops, a fully equipped studio, library and networking opportunities. www.ovwsg.com


PWC

People, Words & Change - Provides one-on-one adult literacy and essential skills tutoring. 613-234-2494 www.pwc-ottawa.ca


Suits His Style

A volunteer led charity that supports the employment needs of men by providing professional attire with the vision of a world in which every man excels. Job ready men are referred to get professional clothing for interviews and post employment.  613-440-3030 www.suitshisstyle.ca  


Victoria’s Quilts Canada

Provides handmade quilts for anyone in Canada with cancer. 613-843-9212 www.victoriasquiltscanada.com


Virtual Member Groups


ADAO

Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario - Empowers those affected by anxiety – workshops currently under re-development.  www.anxietydisordersontario.ca


Twice Upon a Time

Gives new and gently used children's books to Ottawa kids! Through donations and book drives, we collect books of all types in English and French suitable for children up to 12 years of age.  www.twiceuponatime.ca