Welcome to Planned Parenthood Ottawa


Upcoming Events:

The next Sexuality Awareness Program training is coming up!
April 23 - June 11, 2014
Email volunteer (at) ppottawa.ca for more info

Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been serving the Ottawa community since 1964. We offer accurate education, counselling, and information services that continue to make a difference in people's everyday sexual and reproductive health. 

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is an agency with heart, laughter and a genuine concern for educating the many people of the nation's capital.

We offer many educational services, including our peer led educational Insight Theatre troupe.

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is supported through the generosity of our funders.


Support PPO.  Make a secure online donation through CanadaHelps.

Sexual Health News

Welcome Ariane to the PPO Team!
Tuesday March 25, 2014

This month Ariane Wylie joined the PPO staff as the Project Manager for our Talking the Talk project.  Ariane will be working on various projects around the office in addition to her work keeping us all on track to develop sexual health resources for parents.  Ariane will be with us until the end of July working on this project.  Updates on the project progress will be posted at www.TalkingTheTalk.ca.  Ariane's introduction and first update is below.

If you are in the office, please stop by and say hi!

- Chris

Update from Andrea - Farewell to Rachel
Wednesday March 19, 2014

Dear PPO friends;

As many of you are aware, Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s Executive Director, Rachel Horsley has been on leave. She has recently decided not to return to the position of Executive Director at PPO.

During her time as Executive Director, Rachel demonstrated a true passion for sexual health and reproductive rights and worked diligently to increase the reach of PPO.  As we navigated through a transitional time, Rachel was instrumental in leading the way to new opportunities and partnerships. She celebrated our golden 50 years at the beautiful Choices gala in the fall and highlighted our many successes as an organisation. Rachel broadened the PPO network and worked diligently with the media to ensure the success of our programs. Her unique skills and experience were enhanced by her persistence and her dedication. She will be greatly missed.

While the board of directors is engaged in finding the right candidate to fill the Executive Director position, Chris Farley-Ratcliffe will act as Interim Executive Director for PPO. Chris is a long time PPO volunteer and has been a fantastic asset to the organisation.

The board looks forwardto working with Chris and continuing to serve the Ottawa community.

If you wish to contact Chris, please feel free to stop by the office or send him and email via director@ppottawa.ca. I encourage the entire PPO community to welcome Chris to this role with PPO. 


Andréa Proulx

Interim Chair Planned Parenthood Board of Directors

Talking The Talk campaign coming to a close
Wednesday February 26, 2014

The PPO crowd-funding campaign #TalkingTheTalk is coming to a close.  Donate now at talkingthetalk.ca

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Parents that are looking for information and resources can visit our Resource Zone.


Teachers looking for information to provide your students with? This is a good start.

Insight Theatre, a Planned Parenthood Ottawa program, is a unique non-profit, public education theatre program created by, for and about youth.