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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.

Programs & Services

All our services are free and bilingual

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’.

Meet Ethiopia

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

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

E-Mail: reception@crcbv.ca

Office Hours

September to May
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Intake is open until 8:00 PM on Thursdays)
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!