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

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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Sponsor a Program

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!


  • Like most teens, our son doesn’t listen to us. This [youth] program allows him to live his life and have privacy… while also getting support.  

  • 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.  

  • 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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