We know there’s a lot to adjust to when settling into a new community. The impact of COVID 19 adds another challenge. Below are some links to resources you might find useful during this time. If you would like to see links to specific resources, please let us know. Just fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

 

Activities

Dear friends, this a new and challenging time for all of us because of COVID-19. We are asked to stay home. So we are sending you a list of online activities to do on a phone or computer. Some are for children, some for adults. You can practice English, French, learn about Canada, get ready for a Canadian Citizenship Exam and more. Please be careful you don’t finish all your data while having fun with the activities!

Ottawa Public Library

Ottawa Public Library has a special new section of the OPL website to help residents of all ages stay busy and engaged during this strange and difficult time of physical distancing.The new section Isolation Recreation / S’isoler sans s’ennuyer includes streams for home study, entertainment and learning for all ages online.The Library’s extensive eContent can help school-aged children learn new things and expand their horizons – in addition to supporting parents who want their kids to keep up with curriculum-based learning at home. Login with your library card

Learn about Canada!

Study for your citizenship test https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/discover-canada.html

Practice for your citizenship test http://www.citizenshipcounts.ca/

Virtual Tour of Parliament Buildings https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF_YRVnBKD-wCdMQwp3ZOjhPAuSKJMnpB

Heritage Minutes – learn about Canadian history https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1848FF9428CA9A4A

Citizenship Challenge in English ! http://citizenshipchallenge.ca/quiz/20192020-elementary-public-quiz-english

Defi de la citoyennete en francais! http://citizenshipchallenge.ca/fr/quiz/20192020-elementary-public-quiz-french?fbclid=IwAR0cZDi6aK107ZzOEuwLzMIp-ZLCQpXfV_n4OOmQBM_ziLDvoDcyVQx6IB0

Learn about Canada https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/citizenship

Canadian musicians from the NAC: https://nac-cna.ca/en/series/canadaperforms

First People stories: https://www.historymuseum.ca/history-hall/origins/?fbclid=IwAR3GX3PArqxssAipdvY1ID90ZCrhAHGw8tWvHUNakR_1YfrtjSKAKUULSTI

Beaches

What pools and beaches are open and what kind of policies they have: https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/swimming

Children’s activities

https://www.simplemost.com/activities-to-keep-your-kids-busy-during-closures/?fbclid=IwAR0RGFZEnBQUNeE5kUga8uoesj1EME4l33RBl4Cn4KRxnaJPeYI6ClTduls

YMCA Ottawa is putting  different activities on video – fitness, kids activities etc. https://www.ymcahome.ca/

Activities for children from the Ottawa Library online 

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/isolation-recreation-for-kids?fbclid=IwAR2MYSDNU_kyxBmD5y7USQ-VZ8Y5Nxwbu2zYM-O8GM6fMhTEZXhZlX7xLkY

Children’s educational activities 

Great activities! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

TVO Kids activities – very good! https://www.tvokids.com/

Math activities http://www.mathstorytime.ca/en

En francais http://www.mathstorytime.ca/fr

En francais https://www.idello.org/fr

En francais https://www.tfo.org/fr/mini-tfo/personnage/doudinos/100389899/quelque-chose-qui-setait-envole

En francais https://www.idello.org/fr/explorer-ressources?page=1&sort=popularity&layout=grid&categories=type.game

https://shop.thecanadianhomeschooler.com/printable-library/

Practice French verbs and grammar! https://www.ortholud.com/index.html

English Practice for Adults

 Listen to a short story and answer questions https://www.cbc.ca/learning-english

ESL Corner, lots of activities to help with Canadian English!  http://eslcorner.settlement.org/

http://www.5minuteenglish.com/

http://www.manythings.org/

https://www.languageguide.org/english/

https://www.esl-lab.com/

School board activities for the children 

Ottawa Catholic School Board 

https://www.ocsb.ca/ocsb-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR1shBuUQFYIG2t9X1JKlQ1EDcrEypSng2zK1ult4gLtqF-YGWn-3Va3U2k

Ottawa Carleton School Board 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

Ecoles catholique centre-est 

https://sites.google.com/ecolecatholique.ca/cecce-a-la-maison/accueil

Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario 

BEAUCOUP des activites!!! https://cepeo.on.ca/informations-coronavirus/

Culture, museums, art…

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?tab=pop

https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

https://artsandculture.google.com/project/360-videos?hl=en

Films canadiens en francais  https://www.onf.ca/

Canadian films in English https://www.nfb.ca/

Nature

National Parks of the United States   https://earth.google.com/web/@2.45133915,-98.61144059,-5192.98031784a,27413757.13498593d,35y,-0h,0t,0r/data=Ci0SKxIgMzVhNjc1YmQ0NjVjMTFlOTg0Yjg1NTMyNWRjMDk2MzQiB3ZveV90b2M?fbclid=IwAR3SFKabHtIIaWK7EfqvFHMqAwRDxyRKD89meGRSF_EvVJeckMg01yt2w1U

African safari https://www.asiliaafrica.com/meet-genuine-safaris/

Animals in the wild https://explore.org/livecams

Sandiego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

Tour of Canadian Farms https://www.farmfood360.ca/#fur-tile

Beautiful gardens: https://www.gardensillustrated.com/gardens/gardens-to-visit/virtual-garden-tours-best/?fbclid=IwAR0J1vFT7ggNTMw5z-iMQPRE-Ua8mLuQ2PKkn7siryAZ03kq3doTW5PVkwY

Around the World

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Education

Government of Ontario learning at home guidelines. Click here.
En Francais

Your children aren’t in school right now but homework help is still available. Check out this website.

Practising your English at home: https://clb-osa.ca/home

The Ottawa Library has a great resource of online learning tools as well as tools for entertainment and news. https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en
En Francais

Other educational resources

ELEMENTARY LEVELS

English Language Arts 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://mediasmarts.ca/

Math

https://www.prodigygame.com/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
https://www.varsitytutors.com/aplusmath

https://www.mathies.ca/

French as a Second Language
https://boukili.ca/fr

https://rvf.ca/blogue/en/2016/03/21/the-francomobile-an-application-that-transports-us/

https://literacy.concordia.ca/resources/abra/parent/fr/

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse

Science
https://mysteryscience.com/

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/science/educationalresources.html

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

SECONDARY LEVELS

English Language Arts

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/learning/current-events-teaching-resources.html

https://ed.ted.com/

Math

https://www.hoodamath.com/games/highschool.html

https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/resources/courseware/courseware.html

https://nrich.maths.org/solvingtogether

https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/

https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile/videos

French as a Second Language

http://francolab.ca/

https://www.editionsmagriffe.ca/
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/livres-audio
https://audefi.tfo.org/
http://www.in-terre-actif.com/

Science

https://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce

https://www.youtube.com/user/1veritasium
https://phet.colorado.edu/

http://www.periodicvideos.com/

Cross-Curricular

https://www.khanacademy.org/

https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/https://www.brainpop.com/
https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://www.sporcle.com/

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Learning French 

https://www.babbel.com/  This is not only just for French, but 11 other languages. 

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-french/french-learning-websites-for-students/

https://on.cpf.ca/resources/for-students/

https://www.fluentin3months.com/french-for-kids/

http://frenchforlife.ca/students-games-and-learning-activities.cfm

https://www.scholarschoice.ca/sc-teachers/subject/french.html

https://www.camptournesol.ca/french-learning-resources/

Family Resource

Are you looking for some quick resources to help you as a parent? Click here.

City of Ottawa

Historica Canada

Ottawa Public Library

Ottawa Public Library has a special new section of the OPL website to help residents of all ages stay busy and engaged during this strange and difficult time of physical distancing.The new section Isolation Recreation / S’isoler sans s’ennuyer includes streams for home study, entertainment and learning for all ages online.The Library’s extensive eContent can help school-aged children learn new things and expand their horizons – in addition to supporting parents who want their kids to keep up with curriculum-based learning at home. Login with your library card

French

Recordings of French Children’s Stories being read: https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories

Online learning resources/activities for kids: https://www.lasouris-web.org/

Online resources/activities for kids

https://papapositive.fr/20-meditations-gratuites-pour-les-enfants-emotions-confiance-en-soi-stress/?fbclid=IwAR1zUX3oLcR_NG5429eytuNboNZ-PMPyCzj49gBOzV3dkbar5t5EJnI5z7s

Online resources/activities for kids

http://taleming.com/occuper-enfants-maison-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0WAZTZyEiupR4qsHeXwopfDEcm5jv8LvLIsjiWJTfKkSnDaSoyGMTXSDM

Science

Science YouTube channel about the MicroCosomos with a number of videos and still updating

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g

Science channel that goes over a variety of topics

https://m.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

National Geographic for kids

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg

Physical Activity

Yoga videos for kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learning

Channel for elementary school kids on topics from history, geography, science, animals etc. American focused

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfPyVJEBD7Di1YYjTdS2v8g

Crafts, experiments and other activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2QRBzn4OYBaou55-GuZ8Kw/videos

Free streaming of audiobooks for kids

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

CBC Kids News- various kids articles

https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/

Ocean theme learning activities and resources for ages 2-18

https://ocean.org/learnonline/

Learning resources and activities for preK to grade 9 as well as resources for families and teachers 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Animal related videos and activities

http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/

List of 20 learning apps for kids

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/mar/29/learning-apps-for-stir-crazy-kids-while-schools-are-closed

Live online classes or 3-18 year olds. $5 a class

https://outschool.com/#abk7rzg26m

Youtube channel for youth on topics from history, sociology, finance, geography, science, animals etc. American focused

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

List of learning resources

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

Over 100 free Sesame Street e-books

https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/100-sesame-street-ebooks-available-for-free/amp

Comic explaining coronavirus for children

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Online classes from fine art to UX design to leadership etc.- free and paid. Need an account

https://www.skillshare.com/

United Nations institute for Training- Free open classes

https://www.unitar.org/free-and-open-courses

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Free open classes

https://www.unodc.org/elearning/en/courses/public.html

MIT open and free classes

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Professional level course. Need an account

https://www.coursera.org/

 

Activities 

5-minute crafts

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC295-Dw_tDNtZXFeAPAW6Aw

Online puzzles and games

https://www.arkadium.com/free-online-games/puzzles/?fbclid=IwAR2BtmepRkXl7fddFnTCih0Z3RBgoCdmJ4rcetwaV2Dc7PaHGEUrRGdGEjE

List of virtual live concerts

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

List of animal livestreams

https://mashable.com/article/best-zoo-animal-livestreams/

National Film Board of Canada- has movies online

https://www.nfb.ca/

GlobePlayer- Shakespeare- has free video content (as well as paid)

https://globeplayer.tv/

MLB Baseball classic games free to watch online

https://www.mlb.com/news/classic-mlb-games-to-watch-online

Guide to audiobooks Audible has made free

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-03-20/audible-just-made-hundreds-of-titles-completely-free-to-help-during-coronavirus-crisis/

Wonderland Virtual Rollercoasters

https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2020/03/canadas-wonderland-now-doing-virtual-roller-coaster-rides-you-can-take-home/

Food

Ottawa Food Bank 613-745-7001

  • They are requesting all clients book appointments before going. You can also call your local food bank. Find your local food bank here: https://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/. En Francais
  • If clients are in need of emergency support and are not able to leave their homes, they can contact the Emergency Food Banks that will serve anyone no matter what they live. You must call and they may be able to have the food delivered to their homes.
    – Care Centre – Bethel: 613-693-0890 
    – Salvation Army – Booth Centre: 613-241-1573 
  • All food banks are short staff and they recommend calling 211 for those clients who have language barriers to get interpretation assistance. You can also call CCI at 613-232-9634.
  • They are also aware 2 that food banks are not open currently: St. Joe’s Supper Table and the Rideau/Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Good Companions (Meals on Wheels)
613-236-0428
thegoodcompanions.ca
You can also contact The Good Companions for urgent transportation to appointments.

Food delivery: A new initiative in Ottawa to provide crisis relief food delivery for seniors and vulnerable populations called Operation Ramzieh has been established. They are providing food kits, free of cost. Each free crisis kit is estimated to include the following: granola bars, rice, spaghetti, tomato sauce, a protein (i.e. corned beef), milk, cereal, bread, beans, vegetable soup, carrots, potatoes, fruit, toilet paper. You can register to receive food here.

Shopping Safely: Watch this CBC video on Instagram about how to shop safely. https://www.instagram.com/tv/B96oa4QJS5A/?igshid=1hwnmcddo5zm3

Support from the Muslim community: The Ottawa-Gatineau Muslim community has prepared a team of drivers, volunteers, and counsellors who can help you with the following: picking up food and supplies, picking up medication, providing over-the-phone counselling sessions. This support is available to members of all faiths, cultures, and communities who are vulnerable or isolated. To contact our team, call the following numbers: 819-576-4966 Malika; 613-255-0870 Lubna; 613-260-0339, Suhana; 819-701-3030 Mariam

Other food delivery options

Meals on Wheels (Ottawa)

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Rural Ottawa South Support Services

Jewish Family Services (Kosher Meals on Wheels)

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Health

Government sites regarding COVID 19

  1. Ottawa Public Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Site
    En Francais
  2. Government of Ontario Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) Web Page
    En Francais
  3. Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) Web Page
    En Francais

Covid-19 Health Literacy Project, linked here. This website provides accessible COVID-19 information in 30+ languages.

OHIP Coverage: To ensure that anyone in need of care can receive it, Ontario is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. Together, these measures will ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons. https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2020/03/ontario-expands-coverage-for-care.html
En Francais

Dental emergencies: This link from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario lists the places that are providing emergency dental care.  https://www.rcdso.org/en-ca/rcdso-members/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-dental-clinics-offices-offering-emergency-services

If clients under IFH have a dental emergency, please call 613-580-9631. This is dental program form Ottawa Public Health.

Services for victims of assault: https://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca/covid19-services

Sick Notes: https://www.facebook.com/131015656935062/posts/2801883463181588/?d=n&substory_index=0

Washing Hands: https://www.facebook.com/131015656935062/posts/2804516756251592/?d=n

Dealing with anxiety: https://www.facebook.com/131015656935062/posts/2806253739411227/?d=n

Taking care of your mental health: Click here.

If you are in ONTARIO and need to see a doctor, Dr. Tuli and colleagues are now seeing patients via virtual care. This service is free if you have OHIP. In case you aren’t sure if you need to go to the hospital, you can chat with him or any of the other providers to get the right advice.  https://appletreemedicalgroup.com/medical-services/virtual-care/book-your-virtual-care-appointment/

City of Ottawa has created a mental health page listing resources in the community. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/mental-health-and-covid-19.aspx
En Francais

Mental Health for Seniors: If you are a senior and feeling distressed and/or isolated, please call this help line at 1-855-892-9992. The help line is open from 8 am to 12 am. For more information, visit afriendlyvoice.ca

Protecting mental health tips courtesy of the Red Cross.

Resources for Seniors or Isolated People and people experiencing homelessness

Seniors Centre Without Walls: 613-236-0428
Rural Ottawa Support Services A Friendly Voice: 613-692-9992
Mental Health Crisis Line: 613-722-6914 or 1-866-996-0991
Better Strength, Better Program on Roger’s TV
Ottawa Community Housing wellness checks: 613-731-1182
Ottawa Inner City Health: 613-562-4500

Taking the bus: Check out this Facebook post from OC Transpo about how to properly board the bis. https://www.facebook.com/246531884658/posts/10158019914184659/?d=n

 

 

Social Distancing

What is social distancing? How does it work? Watch this YouTube video to learn more.

Social Distancing: https://www.facebook.com/131015656935062/posts/2804866322883302/?d=n&substory_index=0

Self-isolation: Short video courtesy of CBC on what to do when you’re in self-isolation.. Watch here.

What happens if you don’t practise social distancing? Read this CBC article on possible fines.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/opp-warns-businesses-social-distancing-1.5505439

Taking the bus: Check out this Facebook post from OC Transpo about how to properly board the bis. https://www.facebook.com/246531884658/posts/10158019914184659/?d=n

Youth Service

Are you looking for some quick resources to help your children? Click here.

Coding activities for kids. Register here.

A selection of downloadable games that teach about trade related jobs and careers. https://tradeupmanitoba.com/index.php/games/

COVID Regulations

A list of rules and restrictions in the city concerning Covid 19

https://ottawa.ca/en/health-and-public-safety/covid-19-ottawa/rules-and-restrictions

Employment

EI Benefits

Service Canada is the place to apply for EI benefits. Find them here. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

Articles about EI benefits

How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits. (CBC News) Click here.

Applying for benefits: Huffington Post Canada. Click here.

Summer Jobs subsidy program update

https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/08/changes-canada-summer-jobs-program-help-businesses-and-young?utm_source=CERIC+Subscriptions&utm_campaign=f5ebbfa308-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_25_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d052da7c8-f5ebbfa308-457908229

Resources

Here’s a great tip sheet for phone interviews. https://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/ace-phone-interviews.shtml

A selection of downloadable games that teach about trade related jobs and careers. https://tradeupmanitoba.com/index.php/games/

Ottawa Worker’s Hotline. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-rht6wFpKY/?igshid=1jzidfa5nr88v

Training

YMCA Employment Webinars: http://www.ymcaywca.ca/Adults/employmentservices/yemploymentaccesscentres

Financial

How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits. Click here.

Emergency Relief Benefits: To support those affected by COVID-19 who are not eligible for EI, or require additional assistance, the government of Canada will issue relief payments through the new Emergency Care Benefit. This $900 payment will be issued to eligible individuals every two weeks, for up to 15 weeks. Stay updated on COVID-19 tax measures by visiting ow.ly/RjKa30qrnFo. (En Francais) This CBC story also explains it. Apply here for emergency benefits. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

Click here for alternative languages

Emergency Financial Assistance
Call 3-1-1 and press 4 for social services (medical needs, trouble paying utility bills, housing arrears, etc.)

OCASI webinar on income support and benefits for refugees, migrants and people with precarious immigration status was hosted on April 2, 2020.

Summary of Financial Benefits Available Under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Multi-Language).
http://www.rstp.ca/en/refugee-sponsorship/latest-policy-program-update/summary-of-financial-benefits-available-under-canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan/

Avoid fraud: https://www.facebook.com/131015656935062/posts/2806569642712970/?d=n

Taxes: The due date for filing individual tax returns has been extended to June 1, 2020. Taxpayers will have until September 1, 2020 to pay any 2019 income tax amounts owed. For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website. En Francais

Government Services

Various government services

Ontario is extending the deadline to renew your licence plate or health card. Read full story here. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ontario-extends-the-deadline-to-renew-licence-plates-licences-and-health-cards-1.4859791

Ontario Government website with OHIP message. https://www.ontario.ca/page/health-cards
En Francais

Government of Canada warning about fraudulent calls: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/fraudulent-phone-calls.html
En Francais

City Of Ottawa: This is a very detailed list of city of Ottawa services that have been impacted by COVID-19. Read here.
En Francais

As of July 6 by-law officers will resume enforcement (tickets) of street parking regulations: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/bylaw-officers-resume-enforcing-on-street-parking-limits-on-ottawa-streets-1.5003677

Site for Ville de Gatineau: https://www.gatineau.ca/portail/default.aspx?p=accueil&ref=haut-de-page

Taxes: The due date for filing individual tax returns has been extended to June 1, 2020. Taxpayers will have until September 1, 2020 to pay any 2019 income tax amounts owed. For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website. En Francais

Emergency Relief Benefits: To support those affected by COVID-19 who are not eligible for EI, or require additional assistance, the government of Canada will issue relief payments through the new Emergency Care Benefit. This $900 payment will be issued to eligible individuals every two weeks, for up to 15 weeks. Stay updated on COVID-19 tax measures by visiting ow.ly/RjKa30qrnFo. En Francais

LGBTQ Resources

2SLGBTQIA+

Catholic Centre for Immigrants -partners and community resources in Ottawa for 2-spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transsexual or Transvestite, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Androgynous or Ally, Pansexual

Capital Rainbow Refuge

http://www.capitalrainbow.ca/

Email: capitalrainbowrefuge@outlook.com

Lisa Hebert, Coordinator

National advocacy for LGBTQ+ refugees in & outside Canada

Provides safe haven to sexual and gender minority refugees fleeing dangerous situations

Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC)

613-233-4443

https://www.centretownchc.org/programs-services/lgbtq-trans-health-program/

Andi Vicente, she/they, LGBTQ+ Newcomer Community Health Worker

Saph Trans Health Community Support Worker

Alex Trans Health Community Lead

Online video support sessions

Community Legal Services of Ottawa

Nicholas Hersh, Immigration and Refugee Lawyer

hershni@lao.on.ca

Contact: (613) 596-1641

Dress for Success

613-277-0111

ottawa@dressforsuccess.org

Kind Space   

613-563-4818

https://kindspace.ca/

Lukayo, Manager of Connections and Resources

Online social activities and events

https://www.facebook.com/kindspaceca

Max Ottawa

Health and wellness services for guys into guys

613-440-3237

maxottawa.ca

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

613-725-0202

Hiba Farran, Settlement Counsellor for vulnerable populations

Volunteer Ottawa

https://diversity.volunteerottawa.ca/

Erin Felak, Program Manager, Diversity in Leadership, volunteer orientations and trainings

613-736-5266 x 156
erin@volunteerottawa.ca

Workers Rights Action Project (WRAP)

If having difficulties with your current employer or worried about your safety and rights

613) 981-3606 (text/whatsapp/voicemail)

wrap.ottawa@gmail.com  

Mental Health / Counseling Supports

Note: Some Interpretation services are covered under Interim Federal Healthcare (IFH) and sometimes accessible through settlement services i.e. Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI), Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) & as well as the Ottawa Language Access Program

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, Counselling Clinic

Tel/Tél : (613) 722-2225

Eligibility: 18+, newcomers with immediate mental health needs

nchranowsky@jfsottawa.com                  

 

Mental Health / Counseling Supports 

Centretown Community Health Centre, Counselling Clinic

Eligibility: 18+, LGBTQ2S+ with immediate mental health needs

Newcomers with immediate mental health needs offered in English and French.

613-233-4443 ext/poste 2109

ysela@centretownchc.org 

 

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, Counseling Program

Patricia Davies
613-725-5671 ext. 322
pdavies@ociso.org

Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre

Clinical Services

613-691-0192

https://onhc.ca/

Private 

Eligibility: 18+, LGBTQ+ newcomer with ongoing mental health needs

For Newcomers with ongoing mental health needs offered in English and Arabic. One on one and group counselling

Mego Nerses (he/him), Registered Psychotherapist

613-266-6203

mnpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Other Community Resources

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse

https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ – Shelter Safe is a pretty user friendly website that directs women towards their closest shelter. The website also has more useful tabs on how to develop safety plans for yourself and your children, and how to help others if you suspect someone you know is suffering from domestic violence.

https://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca/covid19-services – OCTEVAW is an Ottawa agency that has updated their website to reflect some COVID specific resources. Some such highlights are as follows:

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511  – This is a toll free hotline dedicated to assisting women who may be in need of crisis counselling, or fast resources. This may be particularly helpful for our clients, as it provides services in over 200 different languages.
  • Fem’aide: 1-877-336-2433 (also toll free) – “Fem’aide offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information and referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
  • CALACS francophone d’Ottawa (another French Crisis Line): 613-789-8096 or email calacs@calacs.ca
  • Immigrant Women Services Ottawa: “Language Interpretation and translation services ARE still available by calling our 24-hour line at 613-729-1393 or via http://www.iwsolanguageservices.com
  • A detailed list of Ottawa’s women’s shelters and their contact information – Scroll to the bottom of OCTEVAW’s COVID page for this.

https://www.end-violence.org/protecting-children-during-covid-19-outbreak – This website has information on how to help and protect children through this difficult time.

Volunteering

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity. Check here.

There are many organizations that have also compiled their list of COVID resources. For example, click on this link to see a list of resources for education, wellness, online learning and more. Click here.

This link will take you to a PDF of Ottawa area agencies that indicates what services are still available for youth.

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