Our Mission

Offering adults, youth and their families the community-based supports and services they need to rebuild lives affected by persistent mental illness

In keeping with the vision of our founders, Upstream is committed to providing high quality, client centered, mental health services.

We also commit to going above and beyond the expectations of our clients and donors by continuing to offer a variety of ‘Value Added Services’ such as our Youth Program and other popular social/recreational group events.

Our Services

Director’s Report 2015-16: A successful year in review


# of visits and phone calls


# of group activities


# of clients served


# of program Graduates

Our Goal

The goal of our charity is to ensure that we can always provide mental health services to every member of our community, ensuring equal access to services that will help them live happy, fulfilling lives.


  • I want to thank the collective organization that is Upstream.  The work you do for those struggling with mental health issues is amazing and I will forever be inspired by the compassion and empathy that I received from your wonderful group.

  • Before it was like there was a ladder and everyone is climbing, but I was stuck at the bottom. Now I am starting to climb.  

  •  I've been an Upstream client and without them I don't know where I would be today. I have a great worker and all staff is always available for me anytime I need to talk to someone. Keep up the great work.


Latest news

Want to catch up on whats been happening lately? Take a look at the latest goings on at Upstream.

Join us during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2017!

YOUTH REX: Customized Evaluation Supports Spotlight: Upstream Ottawa

Upstream’s Youth Matters Gala inspires hope!

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