Donating to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is a powerful way to pay tribute to someone special, either to remember someone you cherished who is no longer with us or in celebration of a momentous event.
Memorial donations are a significant way for you to recognize someone special and an opportunity to let others know how much this person meant to you. Families and individuals may also consider requesting donations to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region in lieu of flowers.
You can make a donation in memory of a loved one online or by mail to:
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region
P.O. Box 3457, STN C
To properly honor this donation, please use this form to include the name of the honoree and contact information for their family, if you would like us to send a letter to them in acknowledgment of your special gift.
Note: Loss is an experience which is unique for people and can be a complex, intense and unpredictable process. Our Crisis Line Specialists are always available to provide support and information whenever you need someone to talk to, 24/7.
There is also a wealth of support available within our community for individuals and families experiencing loss. Please consider connecting with
Celebrate your special occasion by asking friends and family for donations to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region, or by donating on their behalf. A card recognizing the gift will be sent to the recipient of the Celebration Gift. Celebrations can be any event, such as:
Weddings - Some couples choose to make donations on behalf of their guests to their desired charity in lieu of favors
Birthdays - If you don't want to get another batch of lottery tickets, or a coffee shop gift card, a donation for someone's birthday is a great idea!
Anniversaries - Whether it's the anniversary of you & your spouse or parter, or an anniversary of a specifc event, mark the date with a donation
Graduation - Show your graduate that you care with a donation to DCOR in their honour - great for those going into the Mental Health field!