CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Resources for People with Lived or Living Experience

Resources Onsite

A lounge for people with lived or living experience is on the third floor in the Saskatchewan Room (near the escalators). Peer counsellors will be onsite. 

Permitted Smoking Areas at the Westin Hotel:

  • On the driveway by the entrance to the parking lot
  • On the fourth floor past the Governor General Foyer (there is a small terrace there that people can use)

Downtown Ottawa Resources

Pickup Locations for Naloxone Kits

Search by postal code or address at https://www.ontario.ca/page/where-get-free-naloxone-kit to find the closest pharmacy or community organization where you can pick up a naloxone kit.

The locations listed below are some of the closest to the Westin Hotel from which naloxone kits are distributed. Kits might not be available at these locations, so please call to confirm availability.

  • Ottawa Public Health, Harm Reduction Program, Site Office,
    179 Clarence St. (in the Byward Market), 613-580-2424 ext. 29047, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week, 
  • Ottawa Public Health, Mobile Site Van (provides service throughout the City of Ottawa), 613 232-3232, 5 to 11:30 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Rexall Pharmacy, 160 Elgin St., 613-232-4204, 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Mon.–Thurs.
  • Shopper Drug Mart, 110–111 Albert Street, 613-235-5139, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Mon.–Thurs.
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinics
Location Day Time Telephone
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre,
1145 Carling Avenue

Weekdays

8 a.m.–11 a.m.

613-722-6521 ext. 6224

Recovery Ottawa
11 Selkirk St., Vanier
Mon.–Wed. 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 613-680-7444
OATC Ottawa Clinic
401 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
Mon.–Thur.
Sat., Sun.
6 a.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
613-233-1114

Supervised Consumption Sites and Overdose Prevention Sites
Location  Day Time Telephone
Ottawa Public Health,
Site Needle and Syringe Program and Supervised Consumption Services,
179 Clarence St.
7 days a week 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 613-580-6744 ext. 29047
Ottawa Public Health,
Mobile Site Van,
service throughout the City of Ottawa
7 days a week  5 to 11:30 p.m. 613-232-3232
Collect calls accepted
The Trailer,
Ottawa Inner City Health and Shepherds of Good Hope,
230 Murray St.
(supervised injection site)
7 days a week 24 hours 613-241-6494
Somerset West Community Health Centre,
Supervised Consumption Site,
55 Eccles St.
7 days a week 8:30 am to 8:30 pm 613-238-8210 ext. 2246

Peer Support Meetings

All People, All Pathways, Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Hintonburg Community Centre, Room Laurel
1064 Wellington St. West
https://www.meetup.com/AllPeopleAllPathways/

Refuge Recovery, Thursday, 7–8:00 p.m. 
57 Lyndale Ave.
https://refugerecovery.org/meetings?tsml-day=any&tsml-distance=25&tsml-mode=me

SMART Recovery Meetings, Monday, 7–8:30 p.m., 
Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa
200–1489 Merivale Rd.
https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/meeting/ottawa-ontario-monday-700-pm-to-830-pm/  

Peer Support Associations

Community Addictions Peer Support Association
613-686-6657
https://capsa.ca/

Drug Users Advocacy League
613-608-9915
https://dualottawa.wordpress.com/about/ 

Local AA Meetings

For additional meetings use this link https://ottawaaa.org/meetings/

Day Time Name Location
Sun. 7:30 p.m. Spirit of Hope 140 Laurier Ave.
West First Baptist Church,
side entrance basement
Mon. 12:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Lunch Bunch
211 Bronson Ave.
Bronson Centre, Room 221
  8:30 p.m Uptown 120 Lisgar St.
Knox Presbyterian Church
Tues.  12:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Lunch Bunch
211 Bronson Ave.
Bronson Centre, Room 221
  12:15 p.m. The Podium/Hill Group 82 Kent St.
St. Andrew’s Church
   8:00 p.m. Tuesday/Friday 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Jack Purcell Community Centre,
second floor
Wed.  12:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Lunch Bunch
211 Bronson Ave.
Bronson Centre, Room 221

Local NA Meetings

For additional meetings use this link http://ottawana.org/meet.html

Day Time Name Location
Sun. 6:10 p.m. How It Works 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 202
Mon. 12:00 p.m. NA Noon Group 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 202
  7:30 p.m. Evolving Souls  154 Somerset St. West
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Tues.  12:00 p.m. NA Noon Group 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 202
  7:30 p.m. New Awareness 172 Guiges Ave.
Centre Routhier
Wed. 12:00 p.m. NA Noon Group 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 202

Counselling Services

Distress Centre of Ottawa
Call for distress and crisis support 24/7 in Ottawa
Distress Line: 613-238-3311
Crisis Line: 613-722-6914 or 1-866-996-0991

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