Notice - Covid - 19



Staying safe and informed

Although Health Canada has classified the risk to Canadians as low, we’re taking  precautions to protect our clients and staff. This includes encouraging and supporting staff to stay home if they are unwell, providing regular prevention best practice updates and following all government recommendations.

When possible, we encourage social distancing, as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and suggest that contacting us via phone, email or online is preferred during this time. 

We also ask that you do not visit our offices if you:

  • are experiencing any of the following symptoms (mild or severe):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • have travelled to any area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • live with someone who recently travelled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms similar to the Flu or COVID-19

Canadian Public Health officials consider the risk associated with COVID-19 to be low for Canada; 

however, they do recommend precautionary measures everyone can take including:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands
Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others

Below are links to official information sources:




Additional resources
As things continue to change, the amount of information can feel overwhelming. To stay safe and informed, we recommend that you:

Our office remains open by phone and return messages at this time.

1 888 833 5303 ext 5 to leave a message or ext 0 from 11 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, 

or e-mail us at : info@onyxcommunityservices.org.

Thank you for your patience understanding.

The Onyx Team.



What We Do


Our Mission

  • Assisting those in need navigate the criminal justice system
  • Helping those dealing with addictions 
  • Accessing social services in our community  


Who We're Helping

  • Individuals suffering from Addictions 
  • Those facing issues within the criminal justice system 
  • Individuals that are seeking help to regain control of their lives 
  • Those in need from any walk of life
  • Veterans in distress


Services Provided

  • Community Support 
  • Reintegration into the Community 
  • Addiction Counselling and Support
  • Mental Health Referrals  
  • Pre/Post Bail & Trial Support Programs
  • Court-Ordered GPS Monitoring 
  • Meal Outreach Programs
  • inhouse treatment direct referrals
  • family court advocacy and assistance

In The Community


Shiela Perry meets with Marie at 

" Meet The Chiefs "


 We had a great dinner out with Lauren and Chris from the Vanier Community Association and one of our new partners. Who received an award for outstanding work in the community. 


Marie and CBC host Adrian Harewood, at " Meet the Chiefs " Ottawa.


Valu Notary Community Service Award

More donations and partnering across the region with Swiss Chalet

Valu Notary Community Service Award


Operations Manager Cherie Harper presents Brandon Reinhart, owner of Valu Notary, with the ONYX Community Services award for outstanding commitment and donations with the Wednesday (and formerly Thursday) meal program and general support.

A Helping Hand

More donations and partnering across the region with Swiss Chalet

Valu Notary Community Service Award


18 Nov 2019: Operations Manager Cherie Harper provides a new warm winter jacket to Gary for an early winter season. 

More donations and partnering across the region with Swiss Chalet

More donations and partnering across the region with Swiss Chalet

More donations and partnering across the region with Swiss Chalet


Marie Pyper, ED of Onyx Community Services recieves meal coupons and shakes hands with manager Kayla Bridon of Swiss Chalet to partner on helping those in need in 2020.

Message From Our Founder

Partnered with




 Onyx community services rely solely on donations to operate.  Without your kindness our programs could not run.  We help alleviate addictions, offer counseling and successful community reintegration programs for those incarcerated. Vanier non-profit rehabilitation social service organization 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Questions? Information? Book an appointment?


265 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C4

Counselling, Addiction, Social Services call direct at:

Toll Free: 1-888-833-5303 Ext #5 

Fax: 1-888-855-1737​


GPS and Court Services Call us at (416) 800-7772 Montreal Administration Department (514) 819-9223

Business Hours


11:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


10:30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


10:30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


10:30 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.


By Appointment






If You Need Them -Call! 613-238-3311



The Distress Line / Help Line services provide:

  • Emotional support and encouragement
  • Crisis management and intervention
  • Suicide risk assessment and prevention
  • Community resource / referral information

The Distress Line / Help Line is a vital community service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

613-238-3311 or  1-866-676-1080 


What do people call about?  


  • problems in their relationship with a spouse, a partner, a sibling, a friend or family member
  • changes in their mental health
  • mental or physical illness diagnosis
  • loneliness or isolation
  • suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • emotional or physical pain
  • grief for the loss of a loved one
  • fear
  • victim of abuse or domestic violence
  • addictions
  • high level of stress following a recent event
  • concern about the well-being of a loved one
  • eviction from their home / emergency housing

This list is certainly not exhaustive since distress/crisis is a very personal and unique experience for each person. While some issues are extremely small to some, they have the ability to be quite overwhelming or even unbearable to others.

Whatever you are facing, we are here for you.

 613-238-3311   or   1-866-676-1080 


Deuteronomy 31:8-9

 "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."