Organization recognized for its efforts to improve mental health services for the Black community

The Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition received a United Way Community Builder Award on Monday, October 3 at Ottawa City Hall.

An organization dedicated to improving mental health services for African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa is recognized for its work.


The Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition received a United Way Community Builder Award on Monday, October 3 at Ottawa City Hall.


Michelle James, the organization’s coordinator, said Sam Laprade’s show that they are grateful and honored to receive the award for the mental health and counseling services they have provided to black residents of the community.

“It was a really special day for us,” said Jame, explaining that what makes the group unique is their black heads and that everyone involved has a vested interest in improving access to mental health services. and culturally appropriate services for Ottawa residents.

When James found out about the price, she said there were a lot of jumps of excitement.

“Sharing this information with our partners and knowing that the work we do is recognized…it’s such an important and rewarding part of the work we do,” she said.

Listen to Michelle James’ full interview below:

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