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


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


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


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


Coopérative Integration Canada - Assists French speaking immigrants to gain financial autonomy and fosters integration into Canadian society.  613-241-6283 info@cican.ca


Coopérative Reseignants Pas Á Pas - Supported by the City of Ottawa, the stepping stones cooperative is a membership of thirty Franco-Ontarian ethno cultural teachers anxious to develop their pedagogical, social and community leadership supporting students at risk of dropping out of school and helping families to help their children in their education. contact@cepap.org


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 


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


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


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. 613-523-9085  jamaicanottawaassn.org


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 


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


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


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


Rideau-Ottawa Valley Learning Network - Supports, promotes and strengthens adult literacy services to build engaged and empowered communities. 613-233-3232  www.rovln.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


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