Winter Newsletter

Partnership during the Pandemic Puts Clients First

In response to in-person counselling services being put on hold due to the pandemic, Rideauwood and over a dozen other local health agencies quickly came together to develop a solution: Counselling Connect.

Counselling Connect is an online platform where residents of Ottawa and the surrounding area book appointments for same-day or next-day phone or video counselling sessions. The service is bilingual English/French, for all ages and is free of charge.

Rideauwood is proud to be one of the leaders in shaping the future of health care in our community.

To access counselling services, visit


Matching to Make the Season Bright

For registered charities like Rideauwood, the holiday season is an important time of year for raising money to support the people we serve. Traditionally, it’s a time of giving, of family, of sharing with those in need.

This year, Rideauwood is thrilled to have Tubman Funeral Homes at its first-ever Holiday Matching Donor. For every dollar donated to Rideauwood by December 31, 2020, the local company will match it up to $2,000.

Thank you to Tubman Funeral Homes and to those who make a donation this holiday season. We very much appreciate your kindness and generosity!


New Resource for You

In their new two-part video information series, Rideauwood School-based Counsellors Christine and Taylor explain the relationships between substance use, addiction and emotions.

We invite you to watch the videos:

Understanding Substance Use (less than 5 minutes long)
Emotions and Substance Use (less than 5 minutes long)

Access the videos again here:


Hot off the Press: Rideauwood’s Annual Report

While much has changed due to COVID-19, Rideauwood continues to support youth, young adults, adults and families who are impacted by substance use, behavioural addictions and related mental health issues. Find out more in the 2019-2020 report.

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  • 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.