Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa Carleton

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This profile originally appeared in the 2019-20 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.

Harvest House is a Christian-based, long-term drug and alcohol treatment program for men who are between the ages of 16 and 30. Harvest House is a one-year, live-in treatment facility and provides recovery education, skills development and relapse prevention in a safe environment.

At a glance

Year founded: 1979

Geographic region of focus: Ottawa-Carleton

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $1,863,000

Top funding sources: 

  • Individuals: 97%
  • Corporate: 1%
  • Endowments: 1%
  • Other sources: 1%

How you can help


Our donors believe that with the proper support and guidance, the men we serve will overcome their addiction and lead a happy, healthy and sober life, free from addiction. Our donors believe in second chances and donate generously so that Harvest House can serve our local community.


Harvest House has at least two annual fundraising events and welcomes the participation of volunteers! Volunteers can reach us at executive.director@harvesthouse.org

Redemption Run

Events and fundraising

Harvest House has fundraising year-round. The two major events at Harvest House are our Redemption Run, which will happen in the Spring of 2020. There are 5km, 11km, and 21km routes along the scenic Greenbelt region of Ottawa.

The 33rd Annual Recovery Cup will take place in the Summer of 2020. The Recovery Cup is the longest running softball tournament of its kind, where the residents of Harvest House take on local law enforcement groups to build comradery.

Recovery Cup

The most significant outreach program at Harvest House is the “Values, Influences and Peers” (VIP) program. Every year, our VIP program speaks to 4,000 students in Eastern Ontario, one classroom at a time. This program reaches your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson or granddaughter and is designed to help youth avoid the path of addiction and criminality.

The key messages are faith, community, accountability and open and honest communication. These key messages aren’t just the pillars for recovery at Harvest House, they’re the foundation for a healthier and more vibrant community. Ones we can all embrace.

Board members and executives

Wand and Fern
Executive director Dr. Gary Wand, D.D. (Hon); President Jill Ferne

Andre Lamonde

David Haight

Tim Easter
Director at large

Joseph Plaschy
Director at large 

Debbie Brown
Director at large 

Peter Brown
Director at large

Andrew Robertson
Director at large

Fundraising priorities

Harvest House is expanding its treatment program to include classes on changing the patterns of spousal abuse.

Get in touch

3435 Ramsayville Rd.
Ottawa, Ont.
K1G 3N2


Facebook: /harvesthouseottawa
Twitter: @HHM_Ottawa1979
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