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AIDS Committee of Ottawa

A community-based, non-profit organization providing free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV in the Ottawa area.

Record #: OCR0772 Last Full Update: 16 May 2018
Alternate Name ACO / CSO ; Living Room ; The Living Room Drop In Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
19 Main St
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
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Intersection Colonel By Dr and Main St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) individual and group support * community education * risk reduction education * treatment information * liaison with organizations and health care professionals 
The Living Room drop-in centre: complementary therapies * hot meals * laundry facilities * clothing * supplementary grocery program * legal clinic 
Prison outreach and community prevention outreach services: operates needle exchange and crack pipe distribution program in partnership with Ottawa Public Health 
Support Groups: ongoing facilitated discussions about HIV/AIDS 
Health Promotion: risk reduction education * treatment information * information on HIV/AIDS related issues * professional and community referrals 
Legal help: available to people living with HIV or AIDS, especially people who are experiencing or have experienced discrimination * all services offered are private and confidential 
Speakers Bureau: trained volunteers offer presentations to schools, community organizations, and businesses on various HIV/AIDS issues 
Community Education: staff and volunteers liaise with other community organizations and health care professionals
Hours AIDS Committee Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Living Room Mon-Fri 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information or drop-in
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Mandarin)
Fees None
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ; Discrimination Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; Drop In Centres ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of People with AIDS/HIV ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Outreach Programs ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ AIDS/HIV Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-5014 ; Living Room 613-563-0851
Toll Free Phone Living Room, Ontario and Quebec only 1-800-461-2182
Fax 613-238-3425
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Khaled Salam, Executive Director; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 234; Email:
Alternate Contact Cory Wong, Manager of Support Services; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 227; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Anna Yassin, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 228; Email:
Other Details
Established 1985
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Federal - Health Canada ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108070749 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Brochures
Resources Website
Accreditation No