North Renfrew Family Services

P.O. Box 1334,
Deep River, Ontario
K0J 1P0
Phone: (613) 584-3358 Fax: (613) 584-5520
Strengthening North Renfrew - One Family at a Time

 Office Hours

Monday to Friday  9-12 and 1-4

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About NRFS


Our Mission Statement  

  • To provide a counseling and referral service for individuals and families of North Renfrew seeking to enhance their personal growth and strengthen their family life. 
  • To assist the community to respond to the changing social needs. 

Our Values

  • We view ourselves as a responsive and valuable resource within the North Renfrew Community.  We believe in our strengths, professionalism, and the ability to work ethically in response to the needs of the people.  We strive to offer services that are respectful, innovative and accessible. 

Who Are We ?

  • Our services are available to all residents of North Renfrew from Chalk River to Deux Rivières.
  • We are a non-profit, community based agency providing confidential counseling, advocacy, education and support for individuals and families since 1968.
  • We are governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of community members.
  • Main focus of our work is crisis intervention, counseling and support.  Information and referral, advocacy, education and community representation are important areas of our work.
  • Free counselling service


  • Tracy Russell (Executive Director)
  • Kelly Hawley (Counsellor)
  • Elise Cox  (Counsellor)
  • Susan Patterson (Office Manager)
  • Dr. Len Gignac (Clinical supervision/Psychological Services )
  • Doreen Clements (Volunteer Accountant)
  • Facilitator and Child Care personnel (HeLP (Healthy Lifestyle Program))


  • Dé Groeneveld     (Chair)
  • Ken Philipose       (Vice Chair)
  • Hilary Veen.         (Secretary)
  • Paul Jones           (Treasurer)
  • Nancy Bourgoin   (Member)
  • Caroline Arnold    (Member, Fundraising)
  • Marion Thompson (Member)
  • Alfred Otoo          (Member)
  • Julie Laderoute     (Member)
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