What We Do


Who We're Helping

  • 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
  • Addictions Services


Services Provided


  • Pre/Post Bail & Trial Support Programs
  • Court-Ordered GPS Monitoring 
  • Reintegration into the Community 
  • Addiction Counselling and Support
  • Mental Health Referrals 


Our Mission

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

Onyx Updates


Onyx welcomes new Interim Executive Director

Marie Pyper comes to us with 42 years of banking at one the largest banks in Canada, and has worked with folks needing assistance in the criminal justice system along the way. Marie has also had direct experience with individuals facing mental health issues.

 Marie's down to earth approach and years of helping people makes her a great asset to the team.

She is currently acting as Interim Executive Director while Pastor Landry is on sabbatical.


Mario and Marie tour Sobriety house.

Thanks to Tom Jackson and the team there for helping so many daily get sober and get a better and healthier stable life.


Zorin's Cafe and Spins Landry receive the Onyx Community award.

Executive Director, Marie Pyper, Liaison Officer, Mario Kezic, and Xan Tristram A,SSW, present the award to the staff and owner, Zoreen July 5th, 2019 for outstanding community support.



Nathalie Des Rosiers MPP Ottawa, Vanier visits again this year at Onyx

 Mpp, Nathalie Des Rosiers visits Onyx again this year for updates on what the team did in 2018/ 2019, and what is happening at the centre in programs and services in 2020. 

As always, she presented a new Ontario flag for the Onyx building.

Left front, Marie pyper ED, right front, Xan Tristram, Addictions and Community Service Worker,

back left, Tom Jackson, ED Sobriety House, back right, Mario Kezic, supervisor.


Swiss Chalet continues support 2017/2018/2019

Thanks to all the support from Vanier Swiss Chalet for contributions with meal tickets for those in need.


Mental Health & Addictions New Team Member - Tom Jackson RPT ICADC CCCS


Tom has joined our team with 27 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health & Addictions. He works with clients in both individual and group counselling settings. 

In addition to his training in Mental Health & Addictions from Algonquin College, Tom is also a Registered Psychotherapist, an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Clinical Supervisor. 

Message From Our Founder, Captain Mark Eldridge



 “Volunteering at Onyx Community Services has given me a sense of purpose.  I get to help reach people in need, and I get to be a part of a wonderful team of volunteers.” 

P. Smith

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 Onyx community services relies solely on donations to operate.  Without your kindness our programs could not run.  We help alleviate addictions, offer counselling and successful community reintegration programs for those incarcerated.  

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GPS and Court Services

Call us at (416) 800-7772


Administration Department 

 (514) 819-9223 


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


By Appointment


12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.


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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.”