The Centre offers a wide range of FREE programs
for Lowertown residents

Register for our programs HERE

The Centre offers a wide range of FREE programs for Lowertown residents

Register for our programs HERE

What’s New

Recent Tweets

Read All Articles

The Impact

What Lowertown residents are saying…


of clients feel closer to their community


of clients found the help they needed


of clients felt respected at the LCRC

Who we are

Since 1970, the LCRC has been offering a range of social and community services to individuals and families residing in Lowertown. The LCRC is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors whose members are elected by Lowertown residents.
The LCRC is part of a coalition of 13 community resource and health centres which serve the Ottawa area. To find out which one covers your area of the city, visit the Web site of the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres.

See more about us

Programs & Services

All our services are free and bilingual

Our Social Support Program provides information, referrals, emergency support and services, as well as crisis and short term counselling for individuals and families.

Find our moew

We offer various emergency food help – through collective kitchens and food distribution – and our partner Action Housing has a worker to help residents with housing needs.

Find out more

At the LCRC we have many programs for youth run by qualified staff who offer a safe, welcoming and healthy environment for Lowertown kids. Every program is free and serves healthy snacks, helps with homework and runs fun physical activities for the youth after school. 

Find out more

Our Community Development program supports community based groups and organizations, engagement in social action, and the identification of community needs and future project development.

Find out more

Facilitates the integration of people from various ethnic backgrounds who are new to Canada through services and activities such as counselling, wellness checks, and drop-in groups.

Find out more
Through our partnership with CSVanier, playgroups and support for parents, guardians, caregivers, pregnant mothers, babies, toddlers and children is offered to Lowertown families. 
Find out more

Our Stories

Meet Ethiopia

“In 2015, I very badly needed help with my kids. I had been sick and had stayed home with my kids for the past 6 years. I was looking for help and went to seven places, not finding anyone who would help me. I went to the Lowertown Community Resource Centre where I found Marie-Christine at the front desk. After explaining my situation, she said‘Youcame to the right place, we will help you’.

Read full story
Meet Ethiopia

Lowertown Community Resource Centre
40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa ONTARIO K1N 8Z6

Telephone: (613) 789-3930
Fax: (613) 789-3443


Centre Hours

September to May
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
June to August
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

You Can Make a Difference

Our purpose is to support residents like Cynthia, Ethiopia and Amanda among many others who need a little, and sometimes a bigger, helping hand to solve their challenges. Every donation helps!