Our Mission

Providing individualized community-based supports to people with mental illness and empowering them to lead stable and independent lives

Our Vision

People with mental illness leading meaningful and self-guided lives

Our Clients

Giving to Upstream Ottawa means supporting our programs, our services and our ability to serve people in ways that are most meaningful to them 


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Executive Director's Report:

A year in perspective

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Our Vision

Upstream is committed to providing high-quality, client-centered, mental health services.

We go above and beyond the expectations of our clients by offering a variety of ‘Value Added Services’ such as our Youth Program and other popular social/recreational group events.

Sponsor one of these amazing Value Added Programs and see your donation directly put to work!


I learned so much from the case workers at Upstream and I am forever grateful to the organization for helping me recover from my issues and get my life on track. Thank you so, so much.

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    Latest News

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    Upstream Ottawa hosts BGC at Sens game

    Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support was thrilled to host a group of youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) at the Ottawa Senators-New York Islanders game at the Canadian Tire Centre on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Jan. 25. Joining the group were two Algonquin College public relations students involved in a class fundraising campaign for Upstream that starts in March.

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    Trillium grant builds stronger mental health services for Ottawa

    Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support, a leader in frontline community mental health since 1985, today hosted a Zoom event to celebrate the $59,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This grant is helping Upstream in its recovery from COVID-19 by building fundraising capacity in the organization

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    Golfers drive record success for Upstream

    OTTAWA – Upstream Ottawa supporters came through in a big way on September 8, raising a record $47,000 for the charitable organization.
    It was the largest amount of funds raised at a single event in the history of Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support, which was founded in 1985.

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    Afri-Day by the Bay

    OTTAWA — Afri-Day by the Bay, to be held August 19, will be a celebration of diverse African culture in Bay Ward.

    This free event, presented by Upstream Ottawa, held at the Ron Kolbus Clubhouse at 2825 Dumaurier Ave. in the Foster Farm community, between 4 and 8 p.m., is for youth and their families in the neighborhood. The event is being held in partnership with BGC Ottawa.

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    New Board members join Upstream Ottawa

    We are really excited to announce our new Board of Directors, reflecting the current needs of our organization, dedicated to providing mental health and substance-use services to the people of Ottawa. Who are they? Read our news release to find out.