Britannia Woods

Community House

in Ottawa

Quality youth work programmes, information, resources, training and support.

Food Bank

The Britannia Woods House Food Pantry has been a member agency of the Ottawa Food Bank since 1994.

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The Community House offers many programs for children and youth in a safe, supportive environment with a focus on healthy and active living.


We encourage our food donors to partner with us to provide healthy food options for families requiring assistance.

Driving growth & change in the Britannia Woods Community

Over the last 30 years, the Community House has been offering a wide range of programs and services that aim to improve the quality of life for multicultural families and households living on a fixed or low income.

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Our Staff

Find out more about the people at the heart of Britannia Woods Community House in Ottawa.

Programs & Services

Our programs are community driven and delivered within the community.

Partner & Funders

Find out more about the leaders in our community who are supporting our house.


Check out some pictures from some of our events and initiatives at the Britannia Woods Community House

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mohamed Sofa

In the 23 years since he arrived in Ottawa as a refugee, Mohamed Sofa, now 37 years old, has helped initiate and implement dozens of community projects, helped create an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive in his community.

For Mohamed, working for his community through is his life’s work.

So it came as no surprise to his friends and family when the Somali-born community activist and community builder was awarded the Mayor’s City Builder Award in 2011. He began volunteering and helping neighborhood youth at an early age while living at Britannia Woods and remains a strong role model for youth in the west end of Ottawa.


The Britannia Woods Community House SNAP program is a culturally adapted program for Black children, youth, and their familiesThis program understands the importance of culturally informed services for marginalized communities provided by professionals from the same community.

For everyone involved in community based youth work.

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