Addictions & Recovery

Addictions & Recovery Counselling:

For more information or to schedule an intake for counselling, please contact:

Mackenzie Daybutch
Intake and Crisis Worker
(613) 748-0657 ext. 309

Support  Groups

Sisters in Recovery

This open group provides Indigenous women the opportunity to increase self-awareness and knowledge regarding addictions through holistic healing approaches and traditional teachings. The Wednesday evening group runs from 5pm until 7pm at the Wabano Centre. Light refreshments and bus tickets available. Registration is required!

For more information and to register, please contact:
Natalie Lloyd, C.C.A.C
Addictions Counsellor
(613) 748-0657 ext. 244



New Beginnings / Men’s Circle

This healing circle supports Indigenous men in exploring issues of self-care, healthy lifestyles and addictions using traditional healing methods. The program is facilitated by outreach staff and a local elder through a culturally relevant framework. For more information for New Beginnings or outreach addictions support, please contact:

Frank Leaney 
ASI Addictions Worker
(613) 748-0657 ext. 259


Tobacco as a Sacred Messenger

Tobacco as a Sacred Messenger is a culturally based quit smoking support program for Indigenous people in the Ottawa region. Activities offered through this program vary by season and include weekly support groups, 1-1 counselling, Elder support, cultural teachings, physical activities, crafts, and more!

Now offering free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for registered clients.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Kevin Qitsualik
Addictions Counsellor & Case Manager
(613) 748-0657 ext. 286