ACORN Members across Ontario are fighting for affordable child care! The average cost of childcare in our province is $1200/ month. These are the highest fees in the entire country. Meanwhile, there are thousands of low income families on the waiting list for subsidy. Help us bring the fight for affordable child care to Ottawa!
Join ACORN members and allies at our next campaign planning meeting!
When: Thursday, April 12th @6 pm
Where: Heron Road Community Centre (1480 Heron Rd).
Learn more about the campaign here: https://acorncanada.org/tags/childcare
Please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 613-746-5999 ext.2
Council on Aging Events List on their website
The above link will take you to the latest information on the Council of Aging website, including which events still are available or sold out.
Save the date:
Tulipathon 2018 (like Spring) is just around the corner! Please note that this year the event date (Sun., May 27) is later than usual.
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This year we will be unveiling our new integrated online donation system for Tulipathon. We will update you in the coming weeks about how you can fundraise online!
Click for poster with full details of the 57th Annual House and Garden Tour, being held on May 12, 2018, including where to buy tickets.
Band Together for Nelson House
- Event on Friday, March 23, 7pm at All Saints Church, is a low cost ($25) opportunity to help support Nelson House in its mission to provide a safe place for women and their children escaping violence. While Nelson House is located in west Ottawa, it helps women from anywhere and works in cooperation with other shelters to make sure that no woman who needs help to escape a violent situation is turned away.
- This evening is being held in Sandy Hill so may be of interest to some who are not from west Ottawa.
- Click here to buy your tickets now OR call Nelson House at 613-225-0533/ email: email@example.com $25 Early Bird/ $30 at the Door
- You may also call or email Lee Farnworth who has tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org 613-224-9745
NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS WORKSHOP
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Training to support family and friends who are providing community-based Respite Care
Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Overbrook Community Centre,
33 Quill Street, Ottawa
To provide practical information for participants who would like to help the primary caregiver who is providing care to a family member, friend, or neighbour who is in frail health or who has ageing needs.
*role of family in caregiving,
*attitudes and boundaries for informal caregivers,
*normal & abnormal ageing,
*the grieving process,
*pain & comfort, safety issues.
There is no cost. However, participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. OCW will provide tea, coffee, and water.
The workshop, originally developed by the Victorian Order of Nurses, is supported by the National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR). This workshop will be in English, however French Workshops are available on request.
Maximum number of participants is 12.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Email Beverlee.email@example.com or phone 613 728-9770
Christ Church Cathedral
To keep you centred and energized in your work and ministry, you are invited to try some or all of our labyrinth workshops for caregivers. This year we are offering the workshops on different days of the week to make them more accessible.
Save these dates:
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 Carrying the Weight of the World: The Complexity of Caregiving
Tues, Jan 16, 2018 When we Don’t Know: Inner Guidance
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 Walking Together: Embracing Imperfection
Thurs, April 19, 2018 A Pause from Fixing: Sabbath Moments
All workshops take place at the labyrinth at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St, Ottawa from 1 to 3:30 pm, doors open at 12:30.
For more information, to register, contact Deacon Christine Jannasch firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-818-1754