Community & Social Services
No matter how big or how small of a city, town, or village, it is a community. We all have rights and responsibilities as a member of the community and can participate in improving the communities we live in. If you are looking to donate, volunteer or participate in the aspect of community and social services, use the Ottawa charitable listings below to find what you need.
Christie Lake Kids offers recreational and skill development programs at no cost to economically disadvantaged children in the Ottawa area between the ages of 6-17 years old. Through our programs, Christie Lake STAR (Skills Through Activities and Recreation) and Christie Lake Camp we assist children and youth to develop skills in the arts, recreation and athletics, which in turn builds leadership skills, self-confidence and the positive outlook that they need to break out of the poverty cycle and become young people contributing back to society.
Action Life (Ottawa) Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a community of love and respect for human life from conception to natural death through public education.
Based in Ottawa, the ACC raises public awareness of adoption, promotes placement of waiting children and stresses the importance of post-adoption services.
We are a self-help organization for bereaved families. Interested people who have suffered the pain of death and loss are trained by professionals to facilitate small discussion groups and provide one-to-one support.
The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome (CACOR) exists to promote study and discussion among Canadians on the nature of world problems.
The Canadian Criminal Justice Association is an independent national voluntary organization working for an improved criminal justice system in Canada. The Association was founded in 1919.
The Canadian Firefighters Memorial (CFM) is to be a truly all-inclusive place honoring all the firefighters of Canada who have or will die in the line of duty.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry has been the national voice of forest practitioners since 1908.
Causeway Work Centre is a community based, non-profit agency that provides a range of employment and educational programs and other supports to persons with mental illness and other disabilities, and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
The Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma was established in 1992 to provide individual, family and couples therapy for individuals who have been sexually abused or otherwise traumatized or stressed by life experiences.
The Centretown Churches Social Action Committee (CCSAC) is currently comprised of twenty-four member churches.
Centretown Community Health Centre provides a full range of health and social services to individuals and families who live or work in Ottawa South, the Glebe and Centretown and specialized services to all residents of the broader Ottawa region.
The mission of Clean Air Champions is to improve air quality by working with respected athletes to motivate and educate Canadians to adopt practices and lifestyles that enhance both environmental and personal health.
The Community Foundation of Ottawa is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa.
For 33 years, the Community Information Centre of Ottawa has been providing information and referral services, in English and French, to individuals and professionals of Ottawa and the surrounding area.
COPA protects Personal Aviation and promotes it as a valued, integral and sustainable part of the Canadian Community
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a United Way member agency devoted to helping women and female youth who are, or may be, at risk of coming into conflict with the law.
We are a member-driven, not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities, their families and their friends.
Our mission is to promote families as the primary source of nurture and development of individuals, to promote quality services which strengthen families and communities and to advocate policies and legislation which advance family well-being in Canada.
Family Services ÃƒÂ la famille Ottawa (FSFO) is dedicated to the health and well-being of the people of Ottawa. Our services are accessible, effective and our professional staff are talented and committed.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.
Fire Prevention Canada (FPC) is the primary Canadian supplier of educational materials and promotional awareness programs in support of fire prevention.
We are a non-profit agency offering compassionate support and assistance to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or experiencing post abortion stress.
Friends of Hospice OttawaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mission is to support, educate, and empower those who are affected by or caring for, a person with a life threatening illness so that they may live as fully as possible.
The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families.
Founded by the Honourable Flora MacDonald in 2007, Future Generations Canada (FGC) is a registered not-for-profit organization committed to teaching and enabling sustainable community change. FGC integrates environmental conservation with development.
The Glebe Centre Inc. is dedicated to developing and delivering services that provide the highest quality of life for individuals and to supporting their families and the greater community.
"To be an outstanding model of community development by providing a home for nonprofit organizations to work together, share ideas and resources, and empower the people they serve to reach their goals."
Our mission has been to improve the quality of life of the elderly poor, support their independence and inclusion, and provide services and programs to relieve distress, poverty and sickness.
Hope, help and healing for those struggling with disordered eating and for their family and friends.
mmigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) exists to empower women
Since 1975, Inter Pares has built relationships of common cause with activist groups around the world who share our analysis that poverty and under-development are caused by structural inequalities among and within nations.
Elgin Street Public School parent volunteers are embarking on an important mission, to re-develop our school ground and community park.
The Jewish Federation of Ottawa helps support a network of social and humantarian agencies in Ottawa, Israel and communities around the world. We strive to provide a voice for Ottawa's 14, 000 Jews.
The John Howard Society of Ottawa (JHS) is dedicated to promoting Effective, Just and Humane Responses to Crime and its Causes.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world.
The Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency of Ottawa-Carleton is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing services to facilitate and expedite the settlement and integration of newcomers in general and Arabic-speaking ones in particular.
LNO uses a unique future planning process(developed by PLAN,our Parent organization) for people with disabilities
MATCH seeks to create a world in which women have a say about their lives, their community and their country, and are decision-makers in all areas and at all levels of society.
The May Court Club of Ottawa is the oldest women's service organization in Canada. A volunteer organization comprised of over 280 women
The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) is a non-profit charitable organization.
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is a non-profit service agency that has been assisting immigrants and refugees with settlement issues since 1978.
HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit events management organization that raises funds for community-based charities. Inspired by Terry Fox's run across Canada, in 1981 a group of friends in Ottawa founded HOPE to make a difference in their community.
Our mandate is to educate the public about peace, environment and social justice issues; empower people to get involved in these issues, and support local groups who are involved.
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre is a proactive, anti-racist, feminist organization working to end all forms of sexual violence. We counsel and support women, educate for change and work to create a safe and equitable community.
The Ottawa Safety Council is a charitable not-for-profit organization established in 1957 to assist the citizens of the City of Ottawa to protect themselves and others from accidental death, injury and destruction of property resulting from accidents.
The Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre is a non-profit, community service agency that has offered bilingual services to the various urban neighbourhoods in North-East Ottawa since 1982.
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre is an innovative community based, multi-service center.
Pink Triangle Services (PTS) is a not-for-profit registered charity and social service agency providing peer support, educational, research and advocacy services for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (GLBTTQ) persons in the National Capital Region.
Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services is a non-profit agency serving adults, adolescents and family members who are or have been affected by addictions, substance abuse or problem gambling.
The Rotary Club of West Ottawa is a proud member of Rotary International and District 7040.
The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre will be a vibrant health centre, engaged with our diverse community* in creating a supportive environment for health and wellness and taking action for social equity through innovation, partnership and leadership.
The Senior Citizens Council serves individual seniors and member organizations through a wide range of high quality services and activities.
The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is a non-profit charity and community based organization established in 1983. Our purpose is to provide survivor directed support services by women, to women, who have experienced sexual violence.
We are a unique one-stop resource for independent social research, community based planning, and community development support for individuals, organizations and networks creating positive change. The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is a United Way funded agency.
Somali Centre for Family Services has been serving the Somali community in Ottawa area since 1991. We provide assistance to refugees, and to immigrants in need of settlement support and integration services.
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is a non-profit, community-governed organization that provides primary health care, health promotion and community development services, using interdisciplinary teams of health providers.
St. LeonardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Society of Canada is a membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to community safety. The mission of SLSC is to promote a humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safe communities.
The Standards Council of Canada facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services to enhance Canada's competitiveness and social well-being.
CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing.