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Counselling

Resources

Short (6-10 sessions) or longer term counselling offered by counsellors on a sliding fee scale or free of charge.

Catholic Centre for Immigrants

Community-based services for immigrants, refugees, and newcomers, including orientation programs, language and skills training to facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community.  Multilingual counsellors.  Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Catholic Family Services

Individual, couple, family and group counselling, counselling services for newcomers, victims of torture, sexual abuse survivors, adults from dysfunctional families. Multilingual counsellors may provide interpretation.

Family Services Ottawa

Counselling is provided by professional counsellors and social workers to families and individuals having difficulties with couple, parent-child, family or individual relationships.

Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa

Crisis Intervention and counselling services for culturally diverse women who are victims and survivors of violence. Services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society. Offers ASL interpretation services free of charge for clients who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking. Interpretation available.  Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Jewish Family Services

Full service, non-sectarian agency offering more than 65 programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, as individuals, couples, families or groups. Multilingual counsellors. Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency

Provides information and guidance on evaluation and assessment of foreign credentials and education; addresses specific needs identified by newcomers, agencies, corporations, schools and other educational institutions. Services in Arabic, English, French. 

Men and Healing

Counselling and support services for men survivors of sexual trauma. (English and French only.)

Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre

Provides services to advance the full social and economic integration and participation of newcomers, immigrants and refugees in Ottawa, including employment support, language instruction, and settlement counselling services. Services in English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese. Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Assists newcomers, refugees and ethno-cultural groups to become equal participants in the social, economic and political life of Canada. Counselling for clients suffering from migration and culture-related issues, war trauma, political persecution, imprisonment and torture.  Multilingual counsellors.  Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

Provides individual and group support for survivors of sexual violence, including accompaniment and support to court, hospital and police; and the Women, War, Rape and Torture Program. 

Somali Centre for Family Services

Multiethnic centre provides community-based services for immigrants, refugees, and newcomers, including orientation programs, language and skills training to facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community.  Multilingual counsellors. Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.