Welcome to OCD Ottawa

If you or a loved one is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and are seeking a support group in Ottawa, Ontario to help you cope, this site can provide you with the information you need to reach out.

Click on Meetings to find further information about support groups. Under Resources you will find links to resources for information about OCD, and support that exists both locally and beyond.

For information, general support, and help with accessing resources, contact Barb, who facilitates the Ottawa OCD Parent/Family Support Group, at barb@ocdottawa.com.

Quick Links

Click here for our complete list of resource links.

The Oasis in Kanata
The Oasis in Kanata is a program that offers information and support for caregivers of people with mental illness.  Meetings are monthly, with a topic focus and speakers.  For further information, and to see their events calendar go to www.theoasiskanata.ca.   For details about small group support sessions, please email Carol at OasisManager@TheOasisKanata.ca.

What You Need To Know About OCD Booklet
Free information booklet published by the International OCD Foundation.

The Canadian OCD Network
Canadian OCD resource site liasing with OC Foundation.

The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Candian OCD resource site.

International OCD Foundation
The main organization for OCD, located in Boston, Mass. Many links to resources and information. They hold an annual conference in August.

eMentalHealth.ca
Listing of all mental health resources in Ottawa.

Peace of Mind Foundation / OCD Challenge
OCD resource sites by Elizabeth McIngvale.

Troubles with Junk: A Guide to Compulsive Hoarding
A resource site for Hoarding.

Info

• David Suzuki hosts a great documentary about OCD & Neuroplasticity on CBC’s “The Nature of Things”.

Click here to watch: “Changing Your Mind”

• Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz’s Four Step Cognitive treatment for OCD using Neuroplasticity:

Click here to read the Four Steps from OCD-UK.org