About Us

Muslim Family Services of Ottawa (MFSO) is a non-profit community service and mental health organization serving the residents of Ottawa of all communities. Our focus areas include Muslims with mental health issues, vulnerable, marginalized, racialized, and low-income Muslims, and residents of the downtown core. We house Ottawa’s first Muslim community counselling and psychotherapy hub, as well as a variety of social services and a research and education department. We work hand in hand with Islam Care Centre, Ottawa’s downtown Muslim organization and our long-standing partner. We have also developed a variety of key strategic partnerships to better serve our community.

Our Departments

  • Muslim Community Counselling and Psychotherapy Hub
  • Social and Community Services
  • Research and Education

For more about our departments, please visit the Services page.

Our Mission

Founded in May 2011, Muslim Family Services of Ottawa (MFSO) seeks to maintain healthy individuals and families through a holistic approach which includes accessible services, supports, and education in the Ottawa region. We aim to serve in a professional and compassionate manner people facing mental health issues. We are committed to serving the most vulnerable and marginalized people in our community, and to challenging gendered violence, anti-blackness, Islamophobia, and other forms of oppression. Furthermore, MFSO aims to provide a welcoming safe space for both Muslims and people of all faith and non-faith affiliations. We also seek to establish long term partnerships with other service providers in order to better serve our community.

MFSO recognizes that our work takes place on the territories of the Algonquin nation and strives to work in solidarity with the Indigenous communities of these lands.