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OTTAWA (March 18, 2022)

The Ottawa Sport Council is pleased to host a webinar regarding mental health crisis support and resources in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar, presented by our partners at Ottawa Public Health, has been tailored for the Ottawa community sport sector.

Join the Mental Health, Crisis Support & Resources Webinar on Tuesday April 12 at 18:30.

This webinar is intended for members of community sport in Ottawa as the return to sport begins, and organizations look to support participants, coaches, volunteers, and staff following the pandemic.

For the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a great source of stress. Feelings of isolation, fear, and for some, financial insecurity due to the loss of employment were caused by the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns. Now, more than ever, it is important for us to take care of our mental health and support the mental health of those around us. During the workshop, Mental Health, Crisis Support & Resources, you will learn about mental health, mental illness, and the status of Mental Health in Ottawa during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  You will gain insight into how to talk about mental health, strategies for crisis and suicide prevention, and how to foster resilience. You will also gain insight into self-care activities and the mental health and substance use health resources available in your community.

The Mental Health, Crisis Support & Resources webinar, hosted by the Ottawa Sport Council and  presented by Ottawa Public Health, will support community sport organizations as they return to sport.

Introducing Norma Monterroza, Webinar Speaker

Norma Monterroza is a Public Health Nurse working with the Mental Health Team at Ottawa Public Health (OPH). As a student, Norma found her passion in public health and upon graduation, she began her career as an in-patient nurse on a mental health unit at a local Ottawa Hospital where she remained for 5 years. She began her work with Ottawa Public Health in the Ottawa Public Health Information Centre in 2019.

In July of 2021, Norma joined the Mental Health Unit, where she is currently leading the Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion file.  Outside of work, Norma enjoys spending time in nature and is extremely passionate about the arts and her family.


The webinar will be conducted via Zoom.  This webinar is intended for community sport organizations in Ottawa.

This is a free virtual event. The two-hour workshop will be offered in English only.

Date: Tuesday April 12, 2022

Time: 18:30- 20:30

Register Now

We hope you will take this valuable opportunity to learn more about mental health crisis support and resources available in Ottawa.

For further information, please contact

Marcia Morris, P.Eng,

Executive Director,
Conseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council

About Ottawa Sport Council
As the unified voice of amateur sport in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) facilitates advocacy and growth for all community sport organizations

We believe that there should only be positive experiences in sport