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Reminder : Join us on Monday, February 17th from 11am to 3pm for Family day activities at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill street

Join us on February 18th for an OCA sponsored debate for the provincial by-election. 815 St-Laurent from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Community Announcements

Invitation to Celebrate International Mother Language Day 2020 in Ottawa through the Lens of Intercultural & Intergenerational Dialogue

Can Ottawa be a role model in creating a society of Intercultural and Intergenerational harmony? 

We believe that Ottawa is ready to create a meaningful and flourishing society which can serve as a role model for the rest of the world.

On Saturday 22nd February 2020, we are committed to show how we, as a diverse but integrated group of Canadians, can make a positive impact in the lives of millions living in this age of unthinkable opportunities. We would like to show how the growing interconnectedness among us is shining a bright light toward a yet to be realized shared outcome; a goal is being created by the hearts and minds of caring and responsible individuals as we all work with our good intentions. 

On behalf of Pro-active Education for All Children’s Enrichment (PEACE) and Bangla Caravan, may we sincerely invite your participation so this goal can be revealed, a gem in the making by our combined efforts. At the end of our event, we are confident that this purposeful and fun exercise we are proposing will show us some answers to the question: what can we do to make us all win together?

      We suggest a Venn diagram approach to display our organizations’ interconnectedness to one another. We will discover exponentially more than we know now, and then we can consciously create pathways and partnerships to intensify our efforts, increase our efficiencies, and create an ocean of possibilities.

 Please note that the event will be taking place on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 from (3:00 to 8:00) pm at Rideau Community Hub (former Rideau High School) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa. For the details of the event, please refer to the attached postcard.

One Thousand Women: The state of housing and homelessness for women in our city.

Many women are often are not counted among homeless in Ottawa. Researchers in Ottawa have brought to our attention that many homeless women couch surf with friends for a week here and there with their kids in tow.  Uncounted and underserved until they have worn out their welcome.

On Thursday, March 5th at 6 pm, at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave, Cornerstone  will be hosting, along with Harmony House, and Interval House of Ottawa, a panel called One Thousand Women: The state of housing and homelessness for women in our city. 

CBC’s Rita Celli will moderate, plus Kaite Burkholder Harris will be our subject matter expert, as Co-Lead of Linking Leaders

One Thousand Women become homeless in Ottawa each year.

Right now, our city is experiencing a housing crisis and we have declared a housing emergency . We collectively need to discuss the issues of homelessness and lack of affordable and supportive housing – especially for women. 

We know from experience, that when you give a woman a safe, permanent home, they can heal and recover. With support and a fixed address, women can access help like counseling, mental health, drug and alcohol recovery, education and work services

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Ontario Gov : Consultation: developing a new Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario

The Ontario government is asking for feedback for their new Poverty Reduction Strategy. Deadline to participate is March 30th 2020.