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Affordable Housing for a Diversity of Women

Bringing a gender lens to Ottawa’s housing crisis Hear how the housing crisis is putting women and their families at risk. Learn why community organizations are asking Council to approve $12 M for affordable housing in the 2019 City Budget. Have an opportunity to express your opinions on why housing matters Learn ways to make

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Get involved – Community Acting Together

We’re currently recruiting 2 residents (living east of Place d’Orléans) to participate in this Crime Prevention and Community Development Framework initiative. Branch Out Theatre and Community Mediation Ottawa are leading partners in this project (and they’re awesome!) A note that most meetings will occur in English, during the daytime and likely in a central location

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City of Ottawa – Children’s Services Survey

We need your help! The City of Ottawa is responsible for planning and managing local licensed child care and early years services.   The City just launched an online survey to hear from parents about their child care experiences and needs.    The information will be used to develop a five-year plan with the goal of improving

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Worry Free Snowblowing Inc. – Holiday Food Bank Challenge

We just received a special delivery from Worry Free Snowblowing Inc. :100 Turkeys & Food for the Food Bank Worry Free Snowblowing Inc. is also currently raising 20 000$ for the Centre https://www.canadahelps.org/…/campaign/holiday-food-bank-…/… Thank you, thank you, thank you! ? “Your contribution will help make sure children and families in Orleans will have a happy and joyful

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Today is the Annual City of Ottawa Firefighters’ Food Drive.

The Firefighters are picking up food donations at local grocery stores and delivering to the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) Food bank. Here are the locations: Sobeys – 5150 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 0G42276 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 0X4 Sobeys Inc. will match all financial donations made by customers from 11am

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Thanks to Urbandale Corporation

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, and the many individuals within our community who received support, we would like to thank Urbandale Corporation for their generous contribution of $5000.

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Participate in the Muslim Canadians & Mental Health Survey

For more information: https://muslimlink.ca/classifieds/opportunities/surveys/participate-in-the-muslim-canadians-mental-health-survey?fbclid=IwAR3hXndNJ8l0iW_eU3MbRmKoaNKo-PZGgCIFeSknZ4IOFvFAZEK4ov1fqqg   “These questionnaires are designed to investigate attitudes about seeking services for mental health care, including: 1) demographics, 2) your beliefs about community attitudes toward people who seek professional help for mental health problems, 3) your personal attitudes toward people who seek help for mental health problems, 4) your personal beliefs

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Join our team! Support the Early On Centre!

Are you looking to participate in a community program? A position is available for morning playgroup on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The volunteers profile: Are you interested with children 0 to 6 years old? Do you want to contribute in our children well-being? Early childhood experience an asset If you are

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Flippin for Charity Community pancake breakfast, a great event!

The OCCRC Flippin for Charity Community Pancake Breakfast was a big success.  Over 225 people attended.  It was a beautiful day to enjoy with family and friends.  Thank you for coming! A BIG THANK YOU❣️ you to Steve Sicard-Royal Lepage Performance Realty and our other sponsors: Doyle Salewski Inc., Terradare, Hill Charity Golf Classic, Orléans Star, Proulx Maple & Berry Farm, Modern

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Thank you Staples

A special thank you to the whole team at Staples Orléans for your amazing support with our School Supplies Program. Thanks to your generous contribution, we were able to serve 238 children and youth this year! 

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Municipal Election Candidates Meet & Greet was a success!

September 27:  Orléans residents came out and civic engagement was on fire! Open Space technology was a new format for many, and after finding our groove residents and candidates mingled and powerful conversations took place.    Ward #1 has 15 amazing candidates. Please check out their websites and social media before Oct 22nd!

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Wolfpack Team donation

A heartfell thank you goes to the Wolfpack Airsoft team for taking the time to coordinate and deliver food to the food bank. Your effort and generosity were greatly appreciated.

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Make Your Mark – Vote

Municipal elections are coming up.  The OCCRC has asked questions to the candidates to find out their opinions about issues important to the residents of Orléans. Click on the following issues to read the Orléans ward candidates’ answers.  We have not received answers from the Cumberland’s ward candidates. *Please note that the answers are posted in the language

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The OCCRC is celebrating 30 years!

The OCCRC has held its AGM and 30th year’s celebration on June 18th with great success! Over 70 people attended the AGM and close to 140 enjoyed the BBQ and family activities. Thank you for your continual support throughout all these years.  It is a real privilege to serve the communities or Orléans, Cumberland, Navan,

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Successful Art!

Thank you so much to the local artists of the Navan Fine Arts Group. In April this talented group held their annual spring sale at the Navan arena and raised close to $500 in support of our Centre. If you would like to see some of their beautiful items for sale please click here to

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Ottawa Race weekend…Bellefleur Physio’s winning team!

On May 26th the “Fast and the Fleurious” team from Bellefleur Physiotherapy here in Orléans ran in support of our Centre. Thanks to their team’s incredible efforts they were able to collectively raise just shy of $2,000… but they have not stopped trying to reach their goal even though the race is now done. If

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“Move Your Feet so Kids Can Eat” Annual Charity Walk-A-Thon

In support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. Please join us for the 2oth annual “Move Your Feet so Kids Can Eat” Walk-a-Thon Hosted by the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club.This is a great community event for the whole family! Registration and start time: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.5 & 10 km mapped walksOrléans-Cumberland CommunityResource Centre240

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Run for Orléans-Cumberland CRC ~ Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Scotiabank Charity Challenge orKichesippi Workplace Runoff Thanks to the incredible team at Bellefleur Physiotherapy, our Centre has received the great honour of being one of the official charities receiving funds from this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge/ Kichessippi Workplace Runoff during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend on May 26-27, 2018. Emily and the

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Marie-France Lalonde visits the OCCRC’s Youth Drop-In

It is with much enthusiasm that the participants in the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) Youth Space Program (14–18 years) welcomed M.P.P. Marie-France Lalonde on Thursday April 19th. As youth shared a meal with Mrs. Lalonde, they engaged in discussions on how planned activities are important, as well as opportunities to interact with other youth

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Play bowling on Family Day !

MPP Marie-France Lalonde and MP Andrew Leslie invite you to play bowling on Family Day! Location: ORLÉANS BOWLING 885 Taylor Creek DriveDate: Monday February 19thTime: 9 – noon We also encourage you all to bring non-perishable food items for our local food banks. For information call 613-834-8679 or email mflalonde.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

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Village Squares annual Christmas support

For more than 8 years members of the Village Squares Orléans , square dancing club have been generously supporting our Centre’s Christmas program. We would like to thank this wonderful group for their continued support.

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THANK YOU ORLÉANS!

We are very touched by the generosity of the Orléans residents and businesses.  Thanks to you, the OCCRC was able to distribute food and toys to bring joy to numerous grateful families.

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Ottawa City Firefighters collect 33,000 items!

December 9th was the Annual City of Ottawa Firefighter’s Food Drive. The Firefighters were picking up food donations at local grocery stores and delivering to the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) Food bank. Orléans residents were extremely generous. It was an all-day event with lots of kind volunteers from OCCRC and the Kiwanis Club of

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Choirfest is successful again

For 33 years, this concert proceeds have benefited both local food banks Orleans-Cumberland CRC Food Bank and Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard. Thank you to Lynne Stacey for organizing this concert again this year. Thank you for the generous donations.

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“Flippin’ for Charity”

Thanks to beautiful weather, and a fantastic group of 200 plus ticket holders, our 2nd annual “Flippin’ for Charity” community pancake event + Ford Drive 4your Community was a HUGE success. Because of the heartwarming support received, we were able to raise more than $8,500! These funds will be directly invested in programs and services

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Another incredible year for the Paul Rushforth Charity Golf Tournament!

Thank you to Paul Rushforth and his incredible team… their 6th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised over $36,000! Our Centre along with the Ottawa Senators Foundation are beyond appreciative for this very talented teams ability to create THE MUST ATTEND Charity Golf Tournament of the Summer. Registration is now open for their 2018 tournament which

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The Paul Rushforth Real Estate Charity Golf Tournament 2017

The team at Paul Rushforth Real Estate’s hosted the 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the GreyHawk Golf Club. Over $36,000 was raised to support the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre and The Ottawa Senators Foundation. The OCCRC wishes to thank all the golfers, sponsors and especially the Paul Rushforth Real Estate Team for putting on a first class event.

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Kiwanis Club of Orleans

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Orleans for graciously donating very generous funds to the Orleans-Cumberland Food Bank. We are very fortunate to be associated with such a thoughtful group. (left to right: Luc Ouellette, Executive Director of the OCCRC and Bill Cowperthwaite, Finance Committee Lead-member of the Kiwanis Club of Orleans)

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OCCRC Christmas Program

The administration and staff at the OCCRC would like to thank the many donors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Christmas Program a tremendous success. Thanks to their generosity we were able to raise over $58,500 and collect more than 37,600 food items and 700 toys.  As a result, we assisted 883 individuals through the program

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Village Squares Square Dancing Club

Bob and Gabrielle Forsythe, co-presidents of the Village Squares square dancing club in Orléans, present a cheque for $400 to Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre finance manager Suzanne Wert. The money was raised through member donations and “share the wealth” draws, bringing their 13-year total of funds raised for the OCCRC to more than $6,000.

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Ottawa Firefighters Services

The Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre would like to extend our profound thanks to the District 7 Ottawa Volunteer Firefighters and the Kiwanis Club of Orleans for their invaluable support during the Ottawa Firefighters’ food drive that took place this past November.  The Kiwanis volunteers joined our resource centre’s team of volunteers and the volunteer firefighters from

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2016 “Bids for Change” Online Auction

The OCCRC would like to take a moment to thank the people who logged on, bid and helped to make our 2016 Bids for Change Online Auction an overwhelming success! Thanks to you, we were able to raise more than $4,000!  We would also like to thank the many local businesses who donated items and made

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Capital Artisans Guild Christmas Craft Show

We wish to thank the Capital Artisans Guild for their kind support during this year’s Craft Show and the shoppers who generously donated hundreds of food items and cash in support of the food bank as well as many other programs and services offered by the OCCRC.

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OutGROW, OutPLAY Orleans

The OCCRC would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s OutGROW, OutPLAY consignment sale at École secondaire publique Louis-Riel on Oct. 4 & 5 and donated over 700 items to the Food Bank. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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Navan Arts & Crafts Group Christmas Show

The group held their show this past November in Navan and collected food items and funds for the OCCRC’s annual Christmas Program. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to all those involved in organizing and participating to this event.

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School Supplies Program 2016

During the past months, our local business partners have assisted us in raising funds for our School Supplies Program to benefit a great number of children and teens in our community. Thank you to Palladium Insurance, Sure Print Orleans & Staples Canada on Tenth Line who also collected funds through their Back To School Supply Drive. This year we are proud

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Navan Veterinary Hospital

Thank you very much to the Navan Veterinary Hospital for organizing their first annual food drive. A large number of food items were donated to the Orléans-Cumberland’s food bank – and just in time for the season holidays.

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Cumberland Lions Club

Thank you to the Cumberland Lions Club who organized their Annual Breakfast with Santa in Cumberland on past December and made a generous monetary donation as well as a large amount of food items.

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Redeemer Alliance Church Youth Group

Thank you to the very kind and generous support of the youth group from the Redeemer Alliance Church here in Orleans for organizing a food collection on Halloween and donating the items to the OCCRC’s food bank. Great job everyone!

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St. Matthew Catholic High School Tigers

We’d like to thank the St. Matthew CHS for their ongoing support. During this past Thanksgiving weekend, the Tigers gathered a large amount of food and cash donations and delivered them to the Orleans-Cumberland’s food bank.

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Sarsfield Food Drive

We wish to thank St. Hughes’ church for their annual food drive in the village of Sarsfield this past November. The hundreds of food items will greatly benefit the Orleans-Cumberland food bank.

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