If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
House of Ottawa Carleton is an organization
which provides shelter for women and children
who are being abused.
This website is maintained to provide information
about our goals and objectives, and to provide
resources to further explore issues surrounding
familial abuse. We also provide information
about our sponsors, programs, how to donate, and
how you can help us.
| If you
are a woman in need of immediate assistance and require our services,
please call the Crisis Line at: |
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require more information about Nelson
House, our services, and how you can
help please call our business line
Volunteer Application for Nelson House
Thank-you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton. Your skills and compassion will help enrich the lives of women and children fleeing abuse as they build a life free of violence.
Please fill out the questionnaire to indicate where your interest and skills best match the needs of our current and past residents.
Fill out the questionnaire.
Nelson House Membership Application
If you are interested in renewing or becoming a member of Nelson House please click her to fill out the online application form or download sign and mail/email the paper based application form to us.
Online membership application / renewal form.
PDF of the membership application / renewal form.
October 22, 2012
The Board of Directors of Nelson House is pleased to announce that on October 29, 2012, Nelson House will open its doors!
Nelson House is a home located in the City of Ottawa, which offers safe shelter, crisis intervention and counseling, outreach and transitional support services, to women and children fleeing violence.
Over the course of the last few months the Board of Directors has worked closely with the Ministry of Community and Social Services to ensure that Nelson House is in a position to offer a safe, secure, comfortable environment for women and children, and to provide the counseling and services required to assist them.
The Board of Directors and the Ministry of Community and Social Services look forward to continuing to work tirelessly together to meet the needs of our community and those most in need of our assistance.
At this time, the Board would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the support received from our partners within the Violence Against Women (VAW) community, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, stakeholders, staff and the community during the closure of the House. We look forward to continuing these relationships, both old and new, to building on same to ensure the best services are provided and to move towards our joint goal of ending violence against women.
Joining the Nelson House team will be Executive Director, Mary Montgomery, who brings considerable experience gained from working in the VAW and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Ottawa. Mary looks forward to sharing her experience, skills and enthusiasm with all those at Nelson House.
The staff and Board of Nelson House remain committed to the safety of abused women and their children by providing safe shelter, crisis intervention and counseling, outreach and transitional support services, so that they can live free of a life of violence.
Please direct any inquiries with regard to above to:
Barbara Carroll and/or Alison Campbell,
Co-Chairs of the Nelson House Board of Directors at email@example.com
August 4, 2012
On August 3rd, Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton held its annual AGM. The purpose of the AGM was to review Nelson House’s financial statements as well as to elect a new board of directors.
Nelson House is pleased to announce that the following women were elected to its board:
Louise de Margo
The departing interim board of directors Kate Hughes, Karin Galldin, Deb Kinder and Myra Palmer will be missed by the remaining members of the board.
While Nelson house remains closed, this newly elected board is committed to working with the Ministry of Community and Social Services (its primary funder), the VAW community, the membership of Nelson House, Nelson House staff, CUPE, and other stakeholders to reopen the shelter within a reasonable timeframe.
The community is to be congratulated for its continuing support of Nelson House during this time of rebuilding.
The Nelson House board can be contacted by:
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail at P.O. Box 5381, LCD Merivale, Nepean Ontario K2C 3H5
Voice messages will be monitored at 613 225-0533
Annual General Meeting Agenda
Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.
June 18, 2012
On Thursday, June 14, 2012, two (2) members of Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton and a number of applicants for membership brought a motion for an interlocutory injunction to stop the special meeting of members from proceeding. The meeting had been convened for 6:30 p.m. last evening. After lengthy negotiations yesterday between counsel for the members and the board of directors, the motion was adjourned on the consent of both parties in order to work out a settlement.
The settlement provides for the current board of directors of Nelson House to elect six (6) new individuals to the board of directors of the organization. Following the election of the new directors, the current directors will resign.
The new board of directors of Nelson House will now carry out its duties on behalf of the Corporation. Nelson House will remain closed until further notice. We are pleased to have agreed on an orderly transition of responsibility for Nelson House to a new Board of Directors.