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NAMI Family-to-Family Programs

Ottawa, Ontario

The Programs in Ottawa are offered by Family-to-Family Programs, Ontario and administered and delivered by unpaid volunteers.  It is sponsored through an annual grant obtained from the Ontario Ministry of Health with the assistance of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch.

Family-to-Family Education course:


  • Please note that courses in Ottawa are usually offered starting in mid-April and mid-September, depending on the demand.  We encourage you to register early as space is limited to 25.  The Spring class will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., starting on
    April 21 and ending on June 24.


  • September 2015 - Pilot Project FRENCH:  Please note that we will be holding a French session of the Family-to-Family course in September 2015.  If you are interested in registering for the French course, please specify the language when you call to register.

For more information and to register, please contact the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch at 613-737-7791 (a volunteer will call you for registration information) or Madeleine Bertrand by email at f2fontario@bell.net.  


Local Resources:

For information on local resources, please visit the following websites:


  • The Family-to-Family Mutual Support Group – Orleans (based on the NAMI model), for family members and friends, meets on the
    3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd.  For more information, contact Madeleine Bertrand by e‑mail at
  • Visit UPCOMING EVENTS tab for local events of interest to caregivers.
  • The Royal at http://www.theroyal.ca/
  • PLEO (Parents' Lifelines of Eastern Ontario) a non profit volunteer driven organization providing support to parents and caregivers who have children youth and young adults living with mental illness at http://www.pleo.on.ca/index.php
  • Schizophrenia Society of Ontario at http://www.schizophrenia.on.ca
  • Mood Disorders of Ottawa at http://www.mooddisordersottawa.ca
  • Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder at http://www.on-bpd.ca

Click here for information about other local support groups in Ottawa.

If you have information on local resources to share with other family members, please send us that information at the following address:  f2fontario@bell.net.