Intake Workers at the OCCRC are available to discuss the following topics with men:

·       Reducing violence between men and boys, as well as between men and men
·       Solutions to end violence against women and girls
·       Fostering men’s active and positive involvement
·       Mental health


·       Anger management
·       Male victims of sexual abuse
·       Taking a stand on issues related to violence
·       Mutual support between men and boys

HIV Testing

Somerset West Community Health Centre offers rapid anonymous HIV testing available for guys into guys at the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

2nd Wednesday of the month
4:30pm – 6:30pm*

No name or health card required
Results ready within minutes
Walk-in or book online:

For more information on Somerset West Community Health Centre’s HIV Testing Outreach Program:

*Please note that clinic dates and times are subject to change.

Mental Health – Counselling

Men & Healing: Services are specifically designed for men and are professionally facilitated by accredited psychotherapists. Tailored individual programs to specifically meet men’s needs in a way that speaks to men.

Men’s DEN : Resources for men suffering from depression

Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Family Services Ottawa (FSO)  provide counselling to community members which is either free, or lower cost/sliding scale.

Wabano : The Mental Wellness Team provides holistic and culturally relevant services to Indigenous individuals and families.  Individual, family and group counseling services, as well as group services/programs to support seniors, men, women, children and youth on their path to healing and wellness.


The Ottawa Men’s Refuge : Working to provide support and refuge for men affected by domestic abuse. Serving all men, including folks who are male identified or expressing.

Catholic Family Service Ottawa: Program for men ages 18 and older who are victims of sexual abuse

Ottawa Victims Services: Provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization

LGBTTQIA+ Services

Kind Space : Give people personal and peer support to understand and inhabit their particular identities with confidence and courage, whatever kind of identity it is. Often takes place when these people experience emotional crises and are most vulnerable physically and mentally.


Suits his style: Provides clothing suitable for a job interview and clothing suited for work – for low-income men who are also jobless and looking for work

Gender Equality

Man-Up: Involves youth in a global movement to end gender-based violence and to promote gender equality

MANisfest Change: Awareness campaign that sensitizes men and boys to measures to end violence against women

White Ribbon: The world’s largest movement of men and boys to end violence against women and girls, and to promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity