PPO’s Mission, Vision and Values

PPO is a pro-choice organization promoting healthy sexuality and supporting informed sexual and reproductive health choice through education, counselling, information and referral services.

Our vision & Values

Planned Parenthood Ottawa envisions a community where accurate sexual and reproductive health support and services are comprehensive, accessible, and delivered equitably.

Non-judgmental

We are committed to creating a space where personal belief, attitudes and values are recognized; a space where clients’ perspectives and decisions are validated.

Anti-oppressive

We take into account the ways in which systems of oppression operate and impact marginalized people and their access to SRH care. We strive to ensure that our services are actively fighting against the manifestations of these interlinked systems of oppression.

Evidence-informed

We are committed to providing accurate, up to date, information on sexual and reproductive health topics, administration, services, and practices.

Sex-positive

Sex positivity as a movement has gaps in addressing cultural competency, accessibility, race and supporting sex work. We work towards validating experiences of sexuality and sexual expression outside of hetronormative and Eurocentric perspectives. Therefore, as an organization we acknowledge we must change to address a more nuanced understanding of what the sex positivity movement can do to be better. To us sex positivity means that all experiences are valid and supported.

Pro-choice

We respect the right of every individual to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Our role is to support and help to inform the decisions that each individual makes based on their own circumstances and needs.

Community-oriented

We are dedicated to ensuring our programs and services are accessible to all members of the Ottawa region and involving community members in the administration of our programming and service provision.

Our Strategic Plan

Our mission and values work intrinsically with our 5 year strategic plan. Developed in 2019, our strategic plan continues to guide the work we do. It is broken down into four pillars, each with their own goals and objectives. The pillars being: Options program, Education program, Access and Organizational.

See here for the full strategic plan. 

Planned Parenthood Ottawa offers free, pro-choice, all-options counselling

We believe that you have the right to receive accurate, unbiased information about all of your options so you can make confident and well-informed decisions. You can talk to us about any thoughts, feelings, concerns and questions, and we’ll do our best to provide you with the support and information you’re looking for.

2019 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report

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2017 Annual Report

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2016 Annual Report

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2015 Annual Report

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2014 Annual Report

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2013 Annual Report

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