News & Notices
Mental Health Is So ImportantSeptember 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and We Want Everyone to Have Access to the Many Amazing Resources in Renfrew County and Area
Support Resources in Renfrew County
Mental, Physical and Emotional Well- Being Should Always be a Priority
However, as we have been trying to navigate through the stress, fear, and isolation that this last year has caused, now more than ever it needs to be a focus.
We want to ensure that everybody has access to and knowledge of the help available to them, no matter the cause or nature of their personal crisis.
**Please never suffer alone, because there is always someone there to help**
Things to Remember:
You don’t have to be perfect, and no one expects you to be.
Having a bad day is OK!
Small steps are also progress.
Asking for help is strength.
People love and appreciate you!
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the small voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’” ~ Mary Ann Radmacher.
“Our professionally trained Crisis Line Responders are there to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A crisis can include difficulty dealing with stress, overwhelming feelings, symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or any concerns regarding your mental health or that of your loved ones.” (Taken from the Crisis Line website)
24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.866.996.0991
Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
“We offer support to women over the age of 16 who have experienced or are experiencing some form of sexual violence. We also offer support to family members, partners and the community. We are a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General and the generous support of people in Renfrew County.” (Taken from the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County Website)
The Phoenix Centre
“The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a mental health treatment centre for children and youth 17 and under.” (Taken from the Phoenix Centre website)
Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc.
“Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-based organization which assists police and other emergency services in providing emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced a crime, tragic life event or community disaster including:
Domestic Violence / Partner Assault
Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc believes that every Victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance. Our program creates opportunities, fosters hope and builds safer and healthier communities.” (Taken from the Victims Services of Renfrew County Inc. website)
MHSRC - Mental Health Services of Renfrew County
“Mental Health Services of Renfrew County (MHSRC) is a program administered by the Pembroke Regional Hospital. We offer a full range of public health services supporting mental wellness and recovery for individuals ages 16 years and older, living in Renfrew County, who are in distress or living with mental illness and/or addiction.
Professional, compassionate, personalized care is offered at no cost, in-home and in the community, to all service users, both as hospital in-patients or recovering at home in the community, on a voluntary basis. A voluntary service is one where service users drive participation in their recovery.” (Taken from Pembroke Regional Hospital Website)
MHSRC Central Referral and Info Line:
Local Phone: 613-732-8770 extension 8006
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-991-7711 extension 8006
Renew Supervision Services
“ We understand that, at times, families go through difficult situations. Regardless of the difficulties a family may face, the bond between a child and his/her parents should never be broken. We strive to ensure that this bond remains intact. Renew Supervision Services facilitates a safe environment for children and families who require supervised access visits.
We also provide professionally facilitated online parenting classes and anger management courses to parents looking to navigate the challenges of parenting during a time of separation or to gain better control over their emotions. Our programs are private and conducted one-on-one online. For that reason, our content is tailored to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. Because sessions are private, our scheduling is flexible so facilitation times can work around your professional and personal commitments. All programs come with a certificate of completion and letter outlining topics discussed to better support those with court orders.” (Taken from the Renew Supervision Services website)
Phone: 613 983 1317
Crisis Services Canada
“Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.” (taken from the Crisis Services Canada Website)
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.
In recent years, the network has formalized and CSC was formed. Its structure and focus is geared to strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in mental health and suicide prevention and support nationwide are addressed.
In 2017, the organization incorporated under the name Crisis Services Canada and launched the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). CSC is a collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada.
CSC is guided by several core goals and principles. We believe that partnerships are the key to increasing services and improving outcomes for individuals in distress, crisis or those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.
We all share a commitment to operating best practices in suicide practices, methods and a common set of core values to ensure we help those in need.
CSC members have decades of experience in providing distress and suicide prevention support to people all ages in need across Canada.
Town of Renfrew's Digital SignsWe Would Love to Show Off Our Businesses on These Signs!
We Want to See Your Business's Name Up in Lights!
The Town of Renfrew has installed 4 new state of the art Digital Signs throughout town, with each one located in a high traffic entrance to town.
These signs provide an amazing opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, and attract more customers, as the purchase of one of our advertising packages enables your ads to be displayed on all 4 signs simultaneously!
The Town of Renfrew has created 4 advertising packages, which means that there is a package to suit every advertising need!
Please reach out today to discuss which option would work for you, and we can’t wait to get our local businesses up on these signs!
613-432-4848 x 109
Diversity Committee Sticker InitiativeThe Town of Renfrew is Dedicated to Creating an Inclusive and Respectful Community for Everyone.
Diversity Sticker Initiative
Renfrew is a town that strives to be the most welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community possible.
Achieving this requires continuous efforts, and a determination to ensure that all voices are heard, and that all individuals are not only welcomed, but also respected and celebrated.
The Town of Renfrew’s Diversity Ad Hoc Committee was created in order to solidify this dedication, and to provide direction to the municipality as it addresses racism and discrimination and works toward the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the Town of Renfrew.
Thanks to the immediate efforts by this Committee, The Town of Renfrew is excited to announce the commencement of the Diversity Sticker Initiative, and introduce the design that we hope to see spread across our beautiful town.
This amazing initiative has been created through an incredibly supportive collaboration between the Diversity Committee, Town Council, the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Renfrew BIA.
Not only is the Town of Renfrew fully supportive and encouraging of this initiative, but in a decision that comes as a first for a municipality in Renfrew County, the Town of Renfrew has also committed to displaying these stickers across all Town owned vehicles and facilities!
Renfrew is already one of the most beautiful, amazing little towns in the Ottawa Valley, and we are calling on our businesses and residents to not only display these stickers proudly, but to also help spread the word about this initiative so that we can demonstrate our solidarity and support to all those who visit or call our town home.
These stickers will be available at Ottawa Valley Coffee, The Flower Factory and Renfrew Pizzeria, and we would also love to provide stickers to any other businesses who would be interested in having them available in their stores as well.
“The Town of Renfrew's New Diversity Committee is grateful for the support from Council to endorse this sticker initiative. The Committee is very proud of this trail blazing endeavor that highlights the Town of Renfrew as a safe, welcoming community for all.
The Committee is very hardworking and future focused, researching and organizing many Diversity and Inclusion events and initiatives in Renfrew in the coming months.”
- Councillor Tom Sidney, Chair of the Diversity Committee
“Renfrew PRIDE is excited for the Diversity Sticker Initiative introduced by the new Diversity Ad Hoc Committee. We're grateful we were able to participate in the design selection, recognizing all members of our LGBTQ2S+ community.
The design symbolizes the crucial role Transgender and BIPOC individuals played in the creation of PRIDE as a movement in the fight for our human rights.”
- Chris Kyte, Founder of Renfrew PRIDE
Councillor Tom Sidney
Stewart Street Commencement of Construction - April 1, 2021
This notice relates to the 2021 construction start up to continue with the proposed work on Stewart Street (HWY 60). The 2021 work is expected to commence April 1, 2021 and be completed late September, subject to delays due to weather or other unexpected issues.
Area of Work: Stewart Street (Highway 60) Reconstruction from the Town limit 1.1 km easterly to the bridge crossing the Bonnechere River.
Scope of Work: Paving and grading, concrete curb and sidewalks, sanitary sewer installation and relining, storm sewer works, water works, landscaping and streetscaping, traffic signal upgrades, site restoration, and line painting.
The Town encourages you to register to receive e-mail communications regarding information and updates pertaining to all construction projects as future notices will only be provided through the Town of Renfrew website and social media accounts. To sign up to receive email updates please visit our 'Projects' page to subscribe.
2021 Burn Permits are Available!Interested in enjoying a back yard fire in 2021?
The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2021. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in applying for a permit click here!