Community Resources

The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre’s (NROCRC) mission is to work in partnership with community members and stakeholders to identify and address the health and social service needs of the diverse communities within Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode. Its vision is that all residents live in a safe, just and healthy community. Programs include: Community Development, Short-term Counselling, Youth Programs and Services, Multicultural & Immigrant Support Services, Housing Advice and Information, Legal Aid Drop-In, Elder Abuse Prevention, Community Diabetes Education, Violence Against Women Counselling and Assistance.


Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS), located in Manotick, Ontario, is a non-profit charitable organization which provides a variety of programs and services to assist seniors and adults with disabilities to continue living in their own homes.


Savour Ottawa is an initiative spearheaded by Ottawa Tourism, Just Food and the City of Ottawa (Markets Management & Rural Affairs Branches).

The Savour Ottawa brand provides you with instant recognition for local agricultural products. When you see the Savour Ottawa logo at farmers’ markets, butcheries, retail grocery stores and more, you can feel assured that each product or establishment with the logo has undergone a verification process to ensure that they are using local food in their products, or are a local producer.

Savour Ottawa works to develop and promote Ottawa and area as a premier, year-round culinary destination, with robust offerings of local foods and experiences for both locals and visitors to the area.


The purpose of the Rural Affairs Office is to monitor and support issues affecting rural Ottawa ensuring that current and emerging rural issues continue to be a prime focus of City staff and Council, and to ensure these concerns are identified and understood.

Rural Affairs facilitates a productive relationship between the City and its rural citizens by assessing the impact of the City’s rural policies, by-laws and programs, negotiating change and establishing links with provincial and federal governments and to keep City officials informed of developments in legislative and policy efforts.

The Rural Affairs Office also supports the implementation of solutions identified at the Rural Summit, and the work of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.


The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre partners with others to develop, provide and coordinate accessible community, health and social services for all members of our diverse communities.

We are committed to ensuring access to permanent and quality French Language Services in our designated programs and services!

We offer a vast array of community, health and social services and programs to benefit individuals of all ages in the Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton area.


Nature In Deed® is a partnership of private sector and non-governmental organizations and government agencies with an interest in land stewardship. Our purpose is to help rural landowners understand the importance of the larger landscape in which their home is situated. By providing information and resources, we will promote environmentally sound management practices that enhance land-health for people and for natural systems.

If you’ve never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you’re looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, Nature In Deed® has done the research for you.


YOMA is a community youth organization created by youth for youth in Manotick and the surrounding rural communities of Ottawa. YOMA represents the on-going need for a secure, safe, accessible and welcoming space for youth in Manotick and the surrounding rural communities. The ultimate goal of YOMA is to be able to build a youth centre, which would offer community focused social and preventative programs, intervention services, life skills development and leadership opportunities.

YOMA meets weekly allowing for local area youth to join in and enjoy the activities and services provided by our organization.Youth members also meet monthly with program staff to discuss and plan weekly events and activities for youth in the community. Currently YOMA is made up of students from four area high schools.


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Richmond Youth Centre (RYC) is a community-based youth group run by the Richmond Village Association in conjunction with Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and the City of Ottawa.  RYC meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month upstairs at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre and offers programming for local youth.  Programming ideas are youth-driven and range from sports, crafts, movie night and karaoke, to presentations by firefighters, Youth Net, Public Health and Harvest House.

The success of the youth centre from 2014-2016 for 12-16 year olds resulted in expansion to ages 8-11 in the fall of 2016. With the expansion it is exciting to see the older youth offer to volunteer with the younger youth; resulting in friendships amongst the two age groups.  We are pleased to offer a safe, secure place where youth can come together within their own community!  


The Rideau Township Historical Society preserves and promotes local history for the former Rideau Township. The Society has monthly meetings which focus on different areas and topics. Everyone is welcome to attend. 


The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is a community group dedicated to the history of the former Goulbourn Township. We hold monthly programs and special events relating to our historical past and of general interest. The programs are open for all in the community and beyond to attend.

Preserving and keeping local history alive is what we ensure, so if you are interested in history and heritage, please join us and visit our website at:

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Barrhaven Seniors' Council serves south-west residents who are 55 years of age or older. At a meeting with Mayor Watson and Councillor Harder on December 2, 2013 (requested by seniors in this area), those in attendance indicated a strong desire to have a seniors' group formed for south-west Ottawa. As a result, the Barrhaven Seniors' Council was formed in 2014. Since then, the Council has grown from 50 members to almost 700. Residents of Rideau-Goulbourn are invited and encouraged to attend any of the Council's events. There is no charge to be a Member. 

All seniors are welcome. If you would like to receive the Council's newsletter and calendars of events, please contact the President of the Board, Don, at [email protected]


Ottawa Police Services

Community Police Centres


Community Associations

Burritts Rapids Community Association

Carleton Golf and Yacht Homeowners Association

Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association

Manotick Village and Community Association

Munster Community Association

Nicolls Island Community Association

North Gower & District Community Association

Richmond Village Association (RVA Facebook Page)