Community Outreach

Our services prove time and time again to be an integral part of the communities we serve.

Request to attend your event

The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region proudly attends and participates in as many community fairs in our region as possible each year. These fairs provide an excellent forum for the Distress Centre to meet members of the community, to introduce the services we provide, and to offer volunteering opportunities with our agency! From fairs that cater to the 55+ groups, to universities and colleges, and everything in between, we're more than happy to attend your event!

If your organization is interested in having the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region attend your community fair, please fill out our online form and allow our Manager of Media, Marketing and Communications to review your request.

Request for materials

From time to time, businesses and organizations in the community are looking for materials to provide to patients and clients which highlight our 24/7 support services.  We are always happy to provide materials about the Distress Centre and/or the Crisis Line. Having our phone number and information at people’s fingertips is important to us! Simply fill out our online request form to get started.

Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery to occur and at some time periods it may be a bit longer.

Materials are provided at no cost to you, however, given that we are a charitable organization, we welcome donations to help offset the cost of printing and shipping of materials. We greatly appreciate the gesture!

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You can help support our great cause by purchasing items available from our online store!

Turn your car into a donation!

Your old beat up car is worth money.  Don't believe me?  Donate a Car Canada says it is!  In fact, they accept most vehicles including but not limited to cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, trailers, RV’s and boats.

Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Celebrate the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region's 50th anniversary at our Chocolate Affair Gala, on Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

Host a fundraising event

Whether it's your school, work or just on your own, hosting your fundraising event is an excellent way to support the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region. These benefits are two-fold: not only do you raise much needed funds to donate, you also increase the awareness of the Distress Centre and its services as well!

I want to make a difference!

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others in our community, you've come to the right place.  Our 24/7 services are available to those who need someone to turn to in times of distress or crisis, and we simply have the best volunteers on our phone lines!

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