Cornerstone Housing for Women provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women. Services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope. They are committed to public education and advocacy, and strive to increase safe, supportive housing and to end homelessness. Funds will
St. Luke’s Table has merged with two other programs run by St. Luke’s Anglican Church, The Well and Centre 454, and together are now called Ottawa Anglican Day Programs. The program aims to improve personal and mental health by providing a safe, supportive environment and/or practical assistance, for anyone who
Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. Shelter Movers is the only service of its kind in Canada and since 2016 they have completed over 3,400 moves, transitioning women and their children to lives free
The Snowsuit Fund is an Ottawa-based charity that raises funds for the purchase and distribution of new, quality-made snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under. ODBF will be supporting the distribution of winter toques with every snowsuit. In a typical season, The Snow Snowsuit Fund will distribute 16,000 or more new snowsuits to qualifying families.
The Lotus Centre for Special Music Education is a leader in increasing access to adapted music education and serving the special needs community and provide accessible music programming to individuals of all ages. ODBF will be supporting their Adapted March Break Music Camp for children developmentally aged 5-18 serving children and adults with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. This camp, which has a two to one staff/camper ratio, centers on music circles led by professional music educators trained in adapting instruction for students with disabilities. During these music circles, campers learn about music concepts, experience different genres of music, and explore instruments. Campers also participate in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor play, and story time.
Every day, in every part of the city, as young people face difficult choices and life-changing events, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) supports them and their families. Since 1960, YSB has assisted tens of thousands of young people to find jobs, return to school, learn life skills, find
The Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps is dedicated to fostering within our children the quest for a brighter future. A Foundation camp experience provides programs to help children from economically disadvantaged homes develop lifelong skills. For these children, opportunities and environments…
Breast Cancer Action Ottawa’s vision is to offer as much emotional and physical support for our members’ well-being in a positive, easy and informative way. BCA’s vision is to make sure that regardless of your gender, those working through the next steps of their breast cancer diagnosis receive support and
All funds raised through ODBF will help fund the OGYF Camp Fund to subsidize summer camp registration for young people to mitigate any diversity, inclusion, and equality barriers a young person might be facing: The OGYF has a successful history of supporting vulnerable youth through summer camp experiences in both
Bruyère Continuing Care is an health-care organization founded in 1845. They provide evidence-based health care and services for the vulnerable and medically complex, with a focus on persons who require sub-acute, geriatric or palliative care.
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is an innovative program…
The Caring and Sharing Exchange began over a century ago, in 1915, as a part of the Ottawa Welfare Bureau, when the local community came together to offer support at Christmas time to the families of those called to war. Since then, the organization has been bringing together…
Plenty Canada is an Indigenous, registered charity located in Lanark, Ontario. Their efforts work to combine Indigenous Traditional Knowledge with Western Science, creating a more sustainable future for all at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. They have a longstanding record of achievement, having been incorporated provincially as the