Counseling, emergency support, and services for adults

Social Support

Our Social Support Program (formerly Intake) provides information, advocacy, and referral services within the LCRC and to external agencies. Our social workers also offer emergency support and services, as well as crisis and short term counselling for individuals and families.

Caring & Sharing and Toy Mountain
This program offers Giant Tiger Gift certificates or Hampers, as well as toys from Toy Mountain to families who qualify. Referral criterias are low-income revenue, living in LCRC catchment area, and being the legal guardian or parents of the children
(referral for the toys). Please bring documents to register.

Back to School Program
Provides school supplies for Lowertown youth (Kindergarten to 8th grade). Registration required.

Important note: We do not offer services during lunchtime (noon – 1 pm).

Community House

Our Community House (located at 145 Beausoleil Drive) provides educational, recreational and social programs that meet the needs of the residents of Lowertown East. The Community House also offers a physical space for residents that facilitates the identification of community needs, encourages the social integration of its members and promotes harmony and greater community participation.

Cachement area:
Boundaries for the Community House services: St Patrick Street (North) to Rideau Street (South) and Vanier Parkway (East) to King Edward Street (West).

Boundaries for the Food Distribution Program: same as for all other services plus the Byward Market area from Boteler Street (North) to George Street (South) and Kind Edward Street (East) to Sussex Parkway (West).

Food Distribution/Food Bank
We offer emergency food supplies (full once a month and extras every week based on availability) to Lowertown residents (see boundaries/catchment area). Every Tuesday from 9am-11:30am and 1pm-7:30pm and every Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-11:30am and 1pm-4pm. Please call (613) 789-3930 to make your appointment.

Millennium Learning Centre
Free access to computers, printer, photocopier and the Internet. (By appointment – call (613) 789-3930)

Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program aims to develop a volunteer network who can actively contribute to the activities of the LCRC.

Whether to break social isolation and make friends, provide and opportunity to give back to the community, practice speaking English and/or French, complete highschool volunteer hours and gain work experience or participate in meaningful work, there are volunteer possibilities at the LCRC. This program matches the needs of the volunteers with the needs of the Centre.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form  and communicate with Catherine if you have any questions.

Lowertown Our Home (LOH)

LOH is a project in partnership with Lowertown residents and community organizations with the objective of preventing crime in the community. The goal is to actively engage the community to identify safety concerns in the neighbourhood, as well as facilitate solutions.

Stategic Planning – LOH Strategic Plan Report 2017


Lowertown Voices CommUNITY

A partnership between Multicultural Arts in Schools and Communities (MASC) and Lowertown Community Resource Centre (LCRC). The aim of this video is to create a platform which allows residents to voice their opinions on safety and security within their community, and showcasing the UNITY within the Lowertown commUNITY.


Winterfest is a community celebration organized by LOH partners that happens annually in Jules Morin Park on Family Day.