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Recreation and leisure refers to activities for relaxation and amusement. Having appropriate recreation and leisure activities can be extremely helpful (and even essential) for one's mental health.

Non-profit organization run by and for people who have experienced mental health challenges. We focus on providing leisure and recreational opportunities with ... more
211 Bronson Avenue, Bronson Centre (basement), Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5 Map
613-238-1209
All ages
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Arts and Crafts - Exploring your artistic side in our arts and craft session. You may have a hidden talent !!! Painting, Knitting, Sewing, Clothing Repair ... more
Physical address not provided
613-238-1209
All ages
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Autism Works Ottawa is the first-of-its-kind customized employment program for teens, youth and young adults. Our program challenges traditional employment ... more
1140 Morrison Dr, Ottawa, ON, K2H 8S9 Map
613-721-1500 x219
13 - 65 years
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of children in our community.  Our volunteers can enroll in a program that ... more
39 Camelot Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5W6 Map
613-247-4776
6 - 16 years
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The BGCO operates under four specific pillars of programming: Education; Physical Activity/Healthy Lifestyle; Leadership and Social Skills; and Creative Arts. ... more
2825 DuMaurier Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7W3 Map
613-232-0925
All ages
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Provides a variety of programs for youth aged 6-18, including after-school, weekend, and summer programs in order to build self-esteem and develop social ... more
2825 Dumaurier Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 7W3 Map
613-232-0925
All ages
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The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) is a volunteer based non-profit organization having the objective of promoting alpine skiing and ... more
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6C4 Map
All ages
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Provides a range of services for the GLBTTQ communities. more
420 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0M6 Map
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Provides a wide range of programs and services for gay, bi, transmen and other men who have sex with men. more
420 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N6 Map
613-580-2610
All ages
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Christie Lake Kids is a non-profit organization serving children and youth from low-income families in Ottawa. Since 1922, Christie Lake has been enriching ... more
400 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, K1K 2C7 Map
613-742-6922
Up to 18 years
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The City of Ottawa maintains a comprehensive list of recreational programs throughout the city, including programs for those with special needs, such as ... more
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1 Map
613-580-2401 (TTY)
All ages
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Located in Ottawa, the DSYTC is a non-profit, residential and community-based agency that is dedicated to helping youth (13-21) and families across Ontario ... more
112 Willowlea Road, Carp, ON, KOA 1LO Map
613-594-8333
13 - 21 years
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Community-based, non-profit organization offering a wide range of social and community services. Services offered to Blackburn Hamlet, Beacon Hill, ... more
1980 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9L3 Map
613-741-6025
All ages
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J.F. Norwood House is transitional housing offering supportive living for women and families. Drawing from community support and contributions, we offer women ... more
Ottawa, ON Map
613-230-2372
18 years and up
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Freedom's Wings Canada provides people with disabilities the opportunity to fly in a glider. Normally based outside of Toronto, but  has been making ... more
Garafraxa, ON Map
519-848-3621
All ages
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HOOPS will strive to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental and physical disabilities who are 16 years and older to understand and ... more
ON,CA
613-842-0501
16 years and up
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IFRC's programming focuses on families with children ages 0-13 years who are at risk. The goal is to promote healthy outcomes through four main core standard ... more
297 Savard Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1L 7S1 Map
613-749-4500 x22
All ages
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MASC provides various programs to expose students to the arts. MASC brings the arts and culture alive for more than 145,000 children and youth each year. ... more
250 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 0Y5 Map
613-725-7119
All ages
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Provides summer camp for children on the spectrum and/or with learning/social disabilities. Run in association with MindWare Academy. more
985 Pinecrest, Ottawa, ON, K2B 4B6 Map
1-613-297-6656
5 - 15 years
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Akwe:go is a Mohawk word meaning "everybody" or "all of us". It's the name of a unique program for Aboriginal children ages 7 to ... more
ON,CA
1-866-821-7770 (Toll Free)
7 - 18 years
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Peer-run volunteer organization for individuals living with a mood disorder that provides resources, support groups, social and recreational activities for our members and their families and friends. more
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-526-5406
18 years and up
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This year-round program provides several very low-cost recreational events each month for members with mood disorders. Outings include movies, museums, ... more
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-526-5406
All ages
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At the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA, we believe that happy families are those that laugh together, play together and support one another. By providing ... more
180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B7 Map
613-237-1320
All ages
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The Ottawa Recreation for Children on the Autism Spectrum (ORCAS) is just one of the many programs offered by the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC). ... more
2211 Thurston Dr, Ottawa, ON, K1G 6C9 Map
11 - 15 years
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The Ottawa Valley Ambassadors Hockey Club is a program for developmentally delayed athletes who have never been afforded the opportunity to play the great ... more
2571 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, ON, K1B 4L5 Map
613-841-7034
All ages
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The Source is a Young Adult (ages 16 to 21) Peer Support Recreational Group that meets Friday evenings from 7 to 10 PM at the McNabb Community Center. Young ... more
180 Percy Street, Ottawa, ON Map
All ages
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A therapeutic physical method of teaching the five global skills namely, Joint Attention, Motor Development, Socialization, Participation and Motivation to ... more
Physical address not provided
438-321-1564 x4504587271
All ages
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Consumer/survivor membership-run mutual support organization. PSO staff, volunteers and members offer peer support, telephone information and referrals, and ... more
211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H5 Map
613-567-4379
18 years and up
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Radha Yoga Centre offers various yoga classes and works. Also helps the community through various yoga outreach programs at locations such as the Youth ... more
617 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5J1 Map
613-236-3545
All ages
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[From website] Scouts Canada, the country's leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands ... more
1345 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7 Map
613-224-5131
All ages
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Franco-Ontarian organization for autism dedicated to meet the needs of individuals living with autism as well as the needs of their family while promoting ... more
240 Centrum blvd., Orleans, ON, K1E 3J4 Map
613-830-4196 x300
All ages
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South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre works with the diverse community of South-East Ottawa and with partners throughout the region to provide and advocate ... more
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7 Map
613-737-5115
All ages
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We are a social skills program for kids aged 3-14. We run a social circle, summer camp and offer one on one services. We run in association with MindWare ... more
985 Pinecrest, Ottawa, ON Map
1-613-882-3449
3 - 14 years
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Service Coordination has an excellent list of summer camps, with an emphasis on those serving special needs children and youth. more
150 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8H2 Map
613-748-1788
All ages
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Volunteer organization based in Ottawa that engages and connects children and youth from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) communities. more
291 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON, K1N 7E5 Map
613-321-2825
All ages
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The Door was modeled after The Door New York, a youth centre located in the heart of New York City. When it first opened, The Door took a holistic approach to ... more
755 Somerset St West, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6R1 Map
613-237-3667
12 - 18 years
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Provides healthful education and services targeting Healthy Habits, Essential Eating, Physical Activity and Mental Hygiene. Appointments can be made for ... more
2150 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, ON, K2H 9S1 Map
613-828-8586
18 years and up
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Creates day time opportunities for people with disAbilities and ASD/autism. Services include: * Employment * Peer support * Social skills groups * ... more
1140 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2H 8S9 Map
613-721-1500
All ages
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Provides social opportunities to adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (including a range of pervasive developmental disorders) by ... more
ON,CA
613-984-0126
16 years and up
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Youth Net/Réseau Ado (YN/RA) Ottawa is a bilingual regional mental health promotion and intervention program run by youth, for youth with full professional ... more
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1 Map
613-738-3915
13 - 21 years
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The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being ... more
2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2B 8K2 Map
613-729-1000
12 - 20 years
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4-H is a non-profit positive youth development organization that spans 70 countries across the world and 12 provinces across the country. In 4-H, youth ... more
111 Main Street North, Rockwood, ON, N0B 2K0 Map
519-856-0992
6 - 21 years
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Boundless Adventures is a wilderness camp for disadvantaged youth, adults and children at risk through a therapeutic camp program that offesr counselling, ... more
203 Lonsmount Drive, Toronto, ON, M5P 2Y6 Map
416-658-7059
All ages
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A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
10 - 17 years
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Kidsport is a grant to help financially disadvantaged children/youth participate in organized sport (affiliated with a member sports organization of the Sport ... more
ON,CA
Up to 18 years
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Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: •helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate ... more
ON,CA
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
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Coordinates network of agencies interested in building a more comprehensive, accessible system of respite care for persons with developmental ... more
112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8 Map
416-322-6317
All ages
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Ridgeview Children's Home Inc. is a staff model, co-ed treatment facility, capable of serving eight residents with a variety of special needs. The admission ... more
887 Longworth Rd, London, ON, N6K 0B8 Map
519-317-4190
3 - 18 years
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Offers various programs such as * Yoga Camp for Teen Girls * Respite vacation for families touched by autism * Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp Programs ... more
5720 Forgets Rd, Wyebridge, ON, L0K 2E0 Map
705-528-1793
8 years and up
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The Access 2card (TM) is for people of all ages and types of disabilities who require the assistance of a support person. When a cardholder presents the Access ... more
40 Holly Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 3C3 Map
416-932-8382 x227
All ages
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Therapy Dog services are provided across Canada by St. John's Ambulance in a wide range of community settings such as: hospitals, seniors residences and care ... more
ON,CA
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

ON,CA
613-314-3274
10 - 65 years
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
A map of child/youth mental health services in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. If printed out, it is meant to be printed out on legal size and poster size, and posted in waiting areas or in a clinic.
Posted: Mar 17, 2017
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise list of Ottawa area mental health resources for youth prepared by Youthnet, a program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 22, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Longer list of Ottawa area mental health resources prepared by Youthnet, a progam of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 23, 2015
Language: EN
LigneSanteChamplain.ca
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Posted: Jul 4, 2014
Language: EN,FR
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
The Resource Guide – Greater Ottawa Area [PDF 11.8 MB] reflects mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa area (Champlain LHIN). This guide is not an exhaustive list of all supportive services, but rather a starting point – feel free to explore how these resources could assist you (the caregiver) or the person you care for (child, youth, adult, older adult) on the journey to recovery.
Posted: Sep 22, 2016
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
List of Ottawa community resources for transitional aged youth (age 16-24).
Posted: May 13, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ottawa-Carleton
Concise, one page tool listing main mental health services in Ottawa.
Posted: May 10, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
“Red Flags” is a Quick Reference Guide for Early Years professionals.Red Flags outlines a range of functional indicators or domains commonly used to monitor healthy child development, as well as potential problem areas for child development. It is intended to assist in the determination of when and where to refer for additional advice, formal assessment and/or treatment.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
"From Rollercoaster to Recovery" is a detailed guide for families and individuals on how to navigate the addictions and mental health system in the Champlain LHIN.
Posted: May 2, 2013
Language: EN,FR
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
List of mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa area (Champlain LHIN).
Posted: Aug 16, 2017
Language: EN,FR
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