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Alternate Name Entraide budgétaire Ottawa ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Vanier
Address & Map
300 Olmstead St, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K1L 7K1
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Intersection Vanier Pkwy and Montreal Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Not Accessible ; The office is located on the second floor, but individuals can call to book an appointment to have someone meet them on the first floor.
Parking Free street parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community non-profit organization offering financial literacy services to Ottawa’s low/modest income individuals and families. 
* Budget Counselling Service: for people facing financial hardship and/or interested in improving their money management skills 
* Year round tax service: for low-income individuals * can go back up to 10 years 
* Forms assistance with finance-related applications (e.g LEAP, OESP, GIS) 
* Financial Education Workshops: offered in the community upon request and can cover budgeting * planning financially for your education * finding a place to live * credit 
* Interest-free micro loan program: for individuals who can demonstrate ability to repay the loan over a two-year period through attendance of budget counselling sessions 
* "Personal Finance, I’m in charge" Program: n partnership with Desjardins, financial education program geared towards young adults
Hours Mon 9 am-12 noon * Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Residents of Ottawa living on low or middle income * Personal Finance Program: Youth between 16 and 25 years old who live in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
Application Call to make an appointment
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Consumer Education ; Financial Literacy Training ; Personal Financial Counselling ; Personal Loans
Waiting List Yes, length varies
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-746-0400
Fax 613-746-9284
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Hélène Ménard, Executive Director; Phone: 613-746-0400 ext 204; Email:
Alternate Contact François Leblanc, Budget Counsellor; Phone: 613-746-0400 ext 207; Email:
Primary Executive Hélène Ménard, Executive Director; Phone: 613-746-0400 ext 204; Email:
Alternate Executive Gérald Cossette, President, Board of Directors; Phone: 613-301-1454; Email:
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding City / Town ; Grants ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118900513 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees - Membership
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No * staff certified by their respective professional associations

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