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Contact Us:
Info Line:  613.526.5406

Mood Disorders Ottawa

MDO is a registered nonprofit, volunteer-run organization 
that supports people with mood disorders and their loved ones.



Wednesday, 12June @ 7p, Southminster Church, 3rd Floor

Yea in review and Board Election; refreshments and pizza following the meeting; door prizes

AGM Election Process

Paid up members may nominate themselves or another member for election at the AGM. Nominees can make a short speech to tell members a little about themselves and why they want to be on the Board.

Election to the Board is effected by a process of acclamation by the members present at the AGM. (i.e., all in favour of electing this nominee to the Board say “yes”).

If there are objections, a show of hands is counted. Otherwise the person is deemed to be elected. Specific positions (Co-Chair, Treasurer etc.) are appointed by the newly elected Board at the next Board meeting.

MDO requires a minimum of 7 Board members, maximum of 13. If more than 13 members are nominated for the Board at the AGM, a secret ballot is used.


3rd Tuesday of each month;  September - May (excluding Jan-Feb)
Speaker Night features a speaker or panel, a Q&A session and refreshments.
Free and open to the public ... people with mood disorders, their loved ones and the interested public.  No registration required.

When:   3rd Tuesday of each month;  September through May (excluding Jan-Feb); 7:30p-9p, followed by light refreshment.
Where:  Southminster Church (15 Alymer Ave/near the Rideau Canal & Bank St.), 3rd floor, enter at the rear of the building. 
Limited free parking is available at the rear of the building and additional parking on side streets.

MDO speaker night presentations are for information purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent those of MDO.

21May:  A Mindful Life  flyer

Dr. Laura Nichols is a clinical psychologist and owner of the Centre for Change in the west end of Ottawa. She specializes in providing mental health services to adults who are experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD or work-related stress.

Laura, as she prefers to be called, has worked at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in the mood disorders and community mental health programs as well as addiction services in Nova Scotia.

Laura will discuss ways you can positively impact your own mental health drawing on sci- entific research, her clinical practice and her own lived experience.

This year-round program provides several low-cost social events each month for members with mood disorders.  All are welcome to participate, however, only MDO members with paid memberships are subsidized.  Please bring your membership card or complete a membership form and fee payment at the event.  See below or newsletter or for current Discovery events.
SIGNUP IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS - see event details below.


5:00 –7:00 pm @ 61 York Street

Sign in between 5pm-5:30p; Max 40 Members —- Paid members fee $5.00

Please register:   Registration is Full
(or at phone above)


Monday, 27May, 6:45p, 1355 Bank St/4th Floor, Free

Register here

Please join us for this free event for members and the public, so bring a friend or neighbour. Many scientific studies have proven how Mindfulness and Meditation can reduce symptoms of stress, symptoms related to depression and anxiety (including PTSD), and other symptoms related to mood disorders.

GAMES NIGHT - June 3rd, 7:15p, 1355 Bank St/4th Floor, #402, $3    FLYER
Join us for an evening of Trivia and more.  Snacks, giggles, community and prizes will also be part of the evening.
Please register:  here
(or at phone above)
MOVIE NIGHT CARDS - Get a $15.00 movie card for $3.00.
Paid MDO members only.  Use at any Cineplex theatre for admission or concession.  Cards do not expire.  Distribution is held monthly; MDO members are limited to one pass every 2 months (6 per year).  If you miss a distribution night, we don’t allow you to make up for the missed movie card.

No sign-up ... 1st Come/1st Served ... limit of 30 cards per month.

When:   6:00-6:45p, on the 1st Tuesday of every month, dates noted in Newsletter

Where:  World Exchange Plaza 2nd Floor, between Subway and Booster Juice