Home > About > Work With Rideauwood

Our highly-trained, caring and compassionate team of substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health counsellors support clients as they make choices that support their unique goals and circumstances.


When you join the Rideauwood team you are joining a team of caring counsellors who specialize in substance use, behavioural addictions, and mental health issues. Our culture embraces the complexity of the circumstances our clients are struggling with and are fully committed to supporting them with compassion as they navigate their individual journeys.

Rideauwood offers training opportunities as well as professional development courses to enhance the skill sets of team members so they too can continue to grow and evolve.

Counsellor’s Aides

Work, learn and give back in a challenging and rewarding environment. As a Rideauwood counsellor’s aide, you and your counsellor work together to help clients address their substance use, behavioural addiction and mental health concerns. The support of counsellor’s aides is always appreciated and never undervalued.

Field Placements

Learn from the best at Rideauwood. Students in a counselling and addictions-related program have the opportunity to work with one of the most experienced substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health specialist organizations in our region. Field placements at Rideauwood provide invaluable real-world experience that simply isn’t accessible in a classroom setting.


Rideauwood relies heavily on its dedicated volunteers to provide all kinds of support. Whether it is helping us prepare for an event, thanking donors, or providing a unique skill set, we depend on the generosity of our volunteer donors.

Whether there are volunteer opportunities currently available or not, we’re always happy to hear from you and about how you would like to help.

“Here, you recover at your own speed.
They support you to focus on what you can handle right now.”

– Alumni, Rideauwood

Rideauwood partners with

During COVID-19, Rideauwood has partnered with other agencies through CounsellingConnect to help youth, young adults and adults who are dealing with substance use issues, or other problematic behaviour such as gambling and gaming or supporting a friend/family member who is. If you are interested in a single session to explore these issues, help is just a click away.