About Rideauwood


Rideauwood opened in 1976 whith a 3 year pilot start-up grant from Health Canada. Following that, partial support from the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH), as well as fees for service, funded the agency until 1986.

Field Placement/Internships

Rideauwood offers an excellent opportunity for clinical field placements. Our structured internships provide an opportunity to work with addicted adults as well as their family members.

Be a Counsellor’s Aide

As a non-profit organization, we are greatly assisted in doing the work that we do by the dedication and generosity of spirit embodied in our volunteers. As volunteers, Counsellor’s Aides play a special role in our continuum of service. Continue reading


“Since I started coming to Rideauwood they’ve been by my side the entire time. I was never given up on through the bad and the good. Rideauwood helped me completely turn my life around.”

Principles of Treatment and Services

With more than 35 years of treatment experience we recognize that there are many factors that can contribute to harmful use of alcohol, drugs or problem gambling, and that everyone is different and may have different treatment needs.