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Upstream Ottawa

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Bo Turpin
Director
Upstream Ottawa

204-100 Craig Henry Dr
Nepean, ON
Canada K2G5W3

TEL: 6132483330
FAX: 6132481117

E-mail: info@upstreamottawa.ca
Web: www.upstreamottawa.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

Our Mission:
Providing individualized community-based supports to people with mental illness and empowering them to lead stable and independent lives

Our Vision:
People with mental illness leading meaningful and self-guided lives



Upstream Ottawa, formerly Project Upstream Ottawa Carleton Inc, has been in operation since 1985. Upstream's staff and Board of Directors are committed to providing innovative individualized services to its consumers based on best practices and common sense.

Upstream Ottawa provides a range of support services to persons with mental illness. Services include:
-Mental Health Intensive Case Management - Our operational core activity
-Family-focused Case Management- liaison with network and coordination of services
-Advocacy
-Informal counseling
-Life skills teaching/coaching (ex. budgeting, nutrition, cooking, cleaning, medication management)
-Group facilitation
-Crisis prevention/intervention
-Goal development and strategies/support for achievement
-Practical supports and assistance

Extras: Upstream is know in the community for going above and beyond in serving those most vulnerable. Currently we provide:
-Upstream Psychiatric Assessment clinic
-Back to school Back to work program
-16 apartments
1st Connections monthly luncheon
-Monthly Outing

www.upstreamottawa.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Upstream Ottawa
Meeting the mental health needs of everyone is a huge undertaking, one that requires varying approaches, resources and much compassion and patience. The common theme in serving people in the community comes down to four fundamental elements. Having a safe place to live, being comfortable in your home, having access to support and having adequate time to recover.

Vision of Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support, is to help people with mental illness lead meaningful self-guided lives, and it’s been doing so ever since its incorporation in 1985.
Upstream Ottawa has always been a grass roots organization that has relied upon strong community support for volunteers and donations, in order to adequately meet the needs of its clients. It is this close connection with the community that has enabled Upstream Ottawa to provide mental health support to thousands of people over the past three and a half decades.
Upstream Ottawa’s ability to merge funded Intensive Case Management Supports with private donations is unique to the Mental Health sector in that it affords them the flexibility to design specialized wrap around services for its consumers. This unique merger of private and public funding streams allows Upstream Ottawa to share the benefits with the community in the form of a stellar Social Return on Investment of 128%. For every dollar received in Provincial funding, Upstream Ottawa returns on average $1.28 to the community every year!


“From our Psychiatric Assessment Clinic and social/recreational groups, to our housing portfolio and back to school/work initiative, our ability to provide highly individualized recovery-oriented ‘Value Added Services’* are dependent upon the generosity of the community.”
– Bo Turpin, Executive Director of Upstream Ottawa
Location: 100
Craig Henry Ste. 204
Deadline: Jan 10, 2022