Who We Are

The Supportive Housing Network (SHN) provides a forum for those agencies who provide resident supports in addition to housing. The role of SHN is to receive and disseminate information from the City, Ottawa Social Housing Network (OSHN), Alliance to End Homelessness (ATEH), special working groups and Advisory Committees, etc. to ensure SHN members are well informed of housing issues. Members will represent SHN on various tables such as but not exclusive to action or advocacy. In addition, SHN members will review and discuss issues that impact the current and future status of SHN agencies, determine opportunities for action and/or decision-making, and provide feedback to organizations and governments as appropriate.

Visit our individual members’ sites to learn more about the work they do, and find out how you can play a role in providing Housing Plus in our city.

Our Members


Ancoura is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization and a registered charity.

Options Bytown

Caring and creative Ottawa residents and community groups came together in 1987 because they saw a crisis in our community and knew we could do more to help people who were homeless.

Carty House

Carty House is a communal residence in Ottawa that provides transitional housing for female refugee claimants and convention refugees.

Cornerstone Housing for Women

Cornerstone Housing for Women was created to serve vulnerable women experiencing homelessness, with no safe place to go to meet their needs.


Daybreak helps residents rebuild their lives in a supportive community.

Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation (EMNPHC) provides affordable housing and housing support services in a community setting for young single parents (including youth who are parenting) who choose to live alone with their children.

Bruce House

Bruce House brings hope, housing and support to individuals and families impacted by HIV in Ottawa and area.

Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness and vulnerably housed in Ottawa

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Affordable housing apartments for single youth aged 16 to 21 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or are unsuitably housed.

Ottawa Salus

Salus offers a range of supportive housing options for adults with serious mental illness and concurrent challenges including addictions, homelessness and cycles of hospitalization.

Upstream Ottawa

Providing community supports to youth and adults living with mental health and substance-use health challenges, to lead self-guided and fulfilling lives.


Rooted in culture and serving Indigenous people of every background and stage of life, Wabano is more than a health centre.

Ottawa Mission

Offering a wide array of programs and services enable people to improve their lives and build brighter futures.

John Howard Society of Ottawa

The John Howard Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services throughout the Ottawa area.

Montfort Renaissance

Delivering a full range of integrated services through more than twenty programs, Montfort Renaissance is proud to make a difference in the lives of more than 5,500 clients


YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else! The Y has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for 125 years

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association is an independent, community-based non-profit organization that provides services for eligible individuals in the Ottawa area with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder, many of whom are experiencing chronic homelessness or are vulnerably housed.

Matthew House Ottawa

We empower women, children and families fleeing poverty and oppression to make a fresh start.