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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General,
Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division, Eastern Region
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

351 Preston St., Suite 200
Ottawa, ON
613-241-1202 / 1-800-891-0506
After Hours answering machine 1-800-387-2127
Investigation Unit 1-800-366-0335


Managing the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs. Guardianship or substitute decision making services for personal care in areas such as: food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, safety and health care. Decision maker of last resort for treatment and placement decisions for those individuals who have no one else to do so. The temporary guardianship unit can investigate situations where an incapable person may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Ottawa Women's Credit Union

271 Bank Steet, Ottawa, ON

Financial institution run by women for women. In addition to basic financial services, it provides members with information and education programs designed to help with money management. Services are offered in a supportive and sensitive manner.

Ottawa, Community and Social Services - Home Support Services

370 Catherine Street, 3rd Floor
Ottawa, ON
613-560-0618 ext: 26436 / 1-866-261-9799
TTY phone: 613-580-2401

Helps low-income and social assistance (Ontario Works and ODSP) recipients with home management counselling. Home Management Counsellors can teach homemaking skills such as budgeting. Program also offers part-time temporary employment for men or women who would benefit from a job re-entry experience as a Home Helper.

Center 507 Drop-In, Centretown United Church

507 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
613-233-5626 ext 221

Drop-in Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m./ Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Closed on statutory holidays

Drop-in centre for men and women living with issues such as poverty, addictions, homelessness, mental illness health problems and long-term unemployment

Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services. Eastern Regional Office.
Ontario Disability Support Program. Income Support

351 Preston Street, 2nd Floor,
Ottawa, ON K
613-234-1188 / 1-800-267-5111
Direct Intake 613-787-3951
TTY Phone: 613-787-3959


Eligibility: 18 years of age or older and must qualify financially and have a substantial physical or mental impairment that is continuous or recurrent and is expected to last one year or more.

Causeway Work Centre – Employment Services

22 O'Meara Street West
Ottawa, ON
Phone: 613-725-3494 ext: 115

Eligibility: Adults 16 years of age and older with disabilities (psychiatric, developmental,concurrent) and those economically disadvantaged EAS: Unemployed persons working less than 20 hours per week and legally entitled to work in Canada. Employment Insurance (EI) and Reach-back clients (persons with an active EI claim, have a claim that ended within the last 3 years or have a maternity/parental claim that ended in the past 5 years) Provides 11 programs and services including a wide variety of supported employment options.

Ontario Works Program

Phone: 613-560-6000

If you are in temporary financial need, the Ontario Works program can provide you with money, and help you find a job. Finding a job – learn about programs to help you on your job search and services for Ontario Works participants. Living costs – assistance may be available to help you with daily expenses like daycare, medical costs and in an emergency.


South Ottawa Community Legal Services

1355 Bank Sreet, Ste 406,
Ottawa, ON
613-733-0140 /TTY  613-733-4113

Serving: South of the Queensway and East of Fisher Ave

A community legal clinic dealing with employment insurance, workers compensation, CPP disability and pensions. Summary advice is given by phone three times a week.

Legal Aid Ontario

1 Nicholas Street, Ste 422
Ottawa, ON


Provides legal services to low income people who qualify financially, geographically and who need legal assistance in our areas of practice. Advice about your rights, representation in court (Review Boards and Tribunals), or negotiating settlements. Provide community education workshops for groups and organizations to promote awareness of legal rights. Additionally, they can provide other kinds of help if required. Services also include: Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Housing, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, Workers' Compensation.

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K3C Credit Counselling - Ottawa East

311 McArthur Street, Ottawa, ON,
613-728-2041 / 1-866-202-0425


Offers assistance to people experiencing financial difficulties, like budgeting tips and money management techniques to help clients keep up with monthly bills, save for the future and pay down debt.

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The Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services (CACCS)

CACCS focuses on credit counselling and education. CACCS represents a nation-wide network of accredited, not-for-profit agencies and affiliates. Partners offer preventive education and confidential services.

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