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Ontario MInsiter of Health_ChristineElliot

Construction starts on the Orléans Health Hub

Orléans Health Hub will bring together specialized clinics and services from Montfort Hospital, CHEO, Bruyère and community service providers under one roof.

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Tim Simboli

CMHA-Ottawa moves offices to Vanier.

Dr. Tim Simboli, executive director of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association

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Ottawa researchers link kids’ impulsive behaviour to sleep and screen time

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth recommend Between nine and 11 hours of sleep each night and no more than two hours of recreational screen time per day

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Province of Ontario is investing more than $5.1 million this year in 19 Ottawa-area community mental health and addiction services and programs.

Province of Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in Ottawa

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New research shows dramatic increase in Ontario teens visiting ED for self-harm.

Adolescents who intentionally harm themselves by poisoning or injuring themselves are at risk for repeated self-harm or suicide.

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Matt Young

Rideauwood manager talks about impact technology on child development

Keynote speaker Matt Young, services manager at Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, has been working in the youth mental health field for more than 15 years. Photo by Caroline Phillips

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Important Notice to Clients About Coronavirus

Our world has changed over the past few days with the accelerated response to the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and, more recently, in Ottawa with yesterday’s new directive from the  Medical Officer of Health. As of Sunday March 15 (yesterday), Ottawa Public Health is asking all residents to stay in their homes unless necessary. The Medical Officer of Health specified that this is not to discourage people from being outside, but to discourage people from going into other locations or being within 2 meters of other people that are not living in your home. The purpose of that is to reduce the speed at which the virus will spread, limiting the burden on the health care system.


Here at Rideauwood, we are activating the following plans to support the evolving situation:

  • All group programs are being put on hold until further notice
  • Individual counselling services, normally offered in person will be offered via telephone or OTN, (a secure videoconferencing option). As such a staff person will be in touch with you to inform you of this change.
  • If you are a youth or a young adult wanting to access the walk-in service please call us at 613-724-4881.  Your call will be redirected to the appropriate person.


If you are registered in an upcoming group or have an appointment and have any questions, please call us at 613-724-7881.



  • If you are sick, stay at home if possible
  • If you have:
  • Returned from international travel or to a Canadian province with established local transmission and are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever and/or new worsening cough.
  • Had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days and are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19 including fever and/or new or worsening cough.


Please go immediately to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at the Brewer Arena, (151 Brewer Way) open daily from 9a.m. to 8 p.m.)



  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand.  Also, make sure to wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick.
  • Get your flu shot if you haven’t already done so.


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