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Other Ways To Donate

Donating to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is a powerful way to honour to someone special in your life.

In Memoriam Gift

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 & individuals may also consider requesting donations to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region in lieu of flowers.  We can provide cards to the funeral home for this.

To properly honour this donation, please use this form to include the name of the honouree and contact information for their family.  If you would like us to send a letter to them in acknowledgement of your special gift, you are able to indicate as so.

Note: Loss is an experience which is unique for people and can be a complex, intense and unpredictable process.  Our volunteers are always available to provide support and information whenever you need someone to talk to, 24 hours a day.

Celebration Gift

Celebrate your special occasion by asking friends & 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.  You can make your Celebration Gift on our donation page!

Celebrations can be of any special event, such as:

  • Weddings - some couples choose to make donations on behalf of their guests to their desired charity in lieu of favours!
  • Birthdays - if you don't want to give another coffee shop gift card, a donation for a birthday is a great choice!
  • Anniversaries - mark a special date with a donation!
  • Graduation - show your graduate that you with with a donation in their honour - great for those going into the field of Mental Health!

Securities & Stocks

When you choose to donate securities, stocks or mutual funds to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region, you are making a significant difference in the lives of others. You are giving them hope and support through our 24/7 services, ensuring that their call will be answered no matter the time of day or night.

If you are considering gifting securities or mutual funds now, or as part of your legacy, we welcome you to get started by contacting our Director of Corporate Services, Judy Grunwald, Tel: 613-238-109 (ext. 223), E-mail: By donating directly to the Distress Centre, there are no commissions, therefore 100% of your donation goes to Distress Centre programming. You may also donate through CanadaHelps, a leader in online donations and fundraising in Canada and one of our partners in the donation process. Either way, we greatly appreciate your consideration.

Your donation will help us save lives, today, tomorrow and every day after.

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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? are awesome! At our Chocolate Affair Gala on Saturday, May 11th, you helped us to raise $33,642 for our crisis and support line services! We couldn’t have done it without you, our vendors, and sponsors.To anyone who supported in their own way, a million thank you’s!

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!

Donate Through Canada Helps

CanadaHelps is your one-stop shop for supporting any registered Canadian charity.

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