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Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

By providing trauma-informed care, we can support people in reducing the risks and problems caused by addiction while also supporting, educating and developing strategies to increase their quality of life that trauma and chronic stress have impacted.

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Tech Use: Supporting the Well-Being of Youth and Young Adults

In partnership with the University of Ottawa, Rideauwood has developed materials to support the well-being of youth and young adults when it comes to tech …

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Rideauwood and COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic Rideauwood has followed all Ottawa Public Health guidelines related to COVID-19 to keep clients and the Rideauwood team safe. Due to the …

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Self-compassion is learning how to be our own best friend instead of our own worst enemy, especially in times we need support most. It is reminding ourselves that we too have strengths and we too struggle, just like everyone else.

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Rideauwood Achieves a Major Milestone – Accreditation with Commendation

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services is excited to announce that it has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by Accreditation Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets quality and safety in health care, accrediting health organizations in Canada and around the world.

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Staying Healthy for the Holidays – Part Two

Holiday pressure can make taking good care of ourselves difficult, but it’s not impossible. Below are tips to support all of us in prioritizing our self-care, and reducing the opportunities for problematic, short-term coping strategies.

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Notice to Clients:

We are currently experiencing issues with our appointment scheduling system. This may mean that you will not be contacted by your counsellor for your scheduled virtual/telephone appointment. 

If you have an appointment today, please call our reception at 613-724-4881 to be connected to your counsellor. 

We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and apologize for the inconvenience.

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.