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Golfers raise $30,000 to provide essential mental health services

September 11, 2023

Upstream Ottawa supporters had a great day of golfing on a beautiful August 31 at The Marshes, raising $30,000 for essential mental health and substance-use health services.

The tournament saw 128 golfers come out to raise funds for Upstream’s mission of providing community supports to youth and adults living with mental health and substance-use health challenges, to lead self-guided and fulfilling lives.


There were many returning sponsors, golfers, and prize donors at the tournament, plus 18 volunteers to run the day. Claridge Homes and The Ferguson Family Foundation were the lead silver sponsors.

Barre Construction, Richcraft, Oegema-Nicholson Insurance, Arnon Corporation and Ron Eastern Construction, Good Lookin’ Cleaning, Monolith Finishing, and Flash Photo Booth Ottawa were bronze sponsors.

Returning supporters, such as Teslica Ebike Ottawa and Camp Otterdale, provided generous prizes for live and silent auctions.

During the evening program, golfers heard from an eloquent speaker, Serena Lynch, about the important role Upstream services have played in her life.


“We had lots of fun on the golf course but we also heard a meaningful message about how important these services are, and we raised a lot of money."

“We are grateful to our sponsors, golfers and donors for standing up for mental health services in Ottawa. I'm already excited to make next year bigger and better.”

- Jenni Condon
Tournament Chair


Upstream provides a range of critical community supports and affordable housing options to people living with mental health and/or substance-use health concerns. Services include: intensive mental health case management, housing, youth support services with a focus on Black youth and their families, crisis prevention, medication management, and life-skills coaching.


For more information go to, call the Upstream Ottawa office at 248-3330 ext. 401, or send an email to

Golfers raise $30,000 to provide essential mental health services

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