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

Upstream Charity Golf Tournament

Enjoy a beautiful day on Ottawa’s premier golf course, The Marshes, while supporting life-changing mental health and substance use services in your community

Upstream Charity Golf Tournament

Our Clients

When you support Upstream, you are supporting our clients. The wait time for intensive mental health support is up to 4 years in Ottawa. You can help us bridge this gap by contributing today.

Hear Kelton's story, you can make a difference.

Executive Director's Report 2020-21: Impressive service statistics delivered during a Global Pandemic


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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!


Your organization gave me a home and amazing support when my mental health issues became such that I could not live at home anymore. Upstream gave me a sense of independence and an enormous amount of support.

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    We would be a mere shadow of ourselves if not for the support of our community

    Latest News

    A neighbourhood celebration of African culture

    July 10, 2022

    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.

    Afri Day Flyer French Version

    New Board members join Upstream Ottawa

    July 7, 2002

    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.