Generosity from TD Bank Group Expands Vital Peer Support Program

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services is thrilled to announce that TD Bank Group (TD) has awarded the organization a TD Ready Commitment Grant of $40,000 to continue and expand the Recovery Peer Support program.

“Through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s corporate citizenship platform, we aspire to help people participate and feel included in their community. We do this by supporting organizations, like Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, that respond to local needs and offer equitable access to the resources and support individuals need to feel confident in the future,” said George Dalal, Vice President and Region Head, TD. “That’s why we’re proud to work with the Recovery Peer Support program, to support those on their journey through recovery right here in Ottawa.”

When clients complete their Rideauwood treatment program, the Recovery Peer Support service helps clients move forward in their recovery. The one-on-one support, phone support, and groups and activities offered by the program decrease the likelihood of clients relapsing due to loneliness or isolation.

Rideauwood collaborates with Psychiatric Survivors Ottawa (PSO) to deliver Recovery Peer Support. The Peer Support Worker running program not only has the necessary education and training to successfully support clients and their diverse needs, but also has lived experience with addiction.

Johanne Levesque, Rideauwood’s Executive Director, couldn’t be more thrilled by the funding: “We are so grateful for TD’s generosity in supporting much-needed addiction care services. Not only is TD having a direct and positive impact on clients by providing financial support, they are also helping to increase compassion and break down the stigma that continues to surround addiction.”


About Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

Rideauwood provides person-centred treatment, prevention and education to youth and young adults (12-25), adults, and families of loved ones who are affected by substance use, addiction, (gambling, gaming, tech) and concurrent mental health issues. Whether it’s a harm reduction, or an abstinence-oriented focus, counsellors work with clients to establish recovery goals that work for them, based on their choice. The organization also leverages services available in the community by working alongside service partners to improve access and transitions in care for individuals living with addiction and for their families.

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