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A note of thanks from the friends and family of Phil Everson

2020-08-28T09:20:47-04:00August 28th, 2020|Blog|

Dear Friends and Family, We are pleased to tell you that the first Phil Everson Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a graduating student of St. Lawrence Secondary School in Cornwall, Ont. As you may recall, this scholarship was initiated [...]

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Judy Kirsh Fund

2020-07-14T09:00:44-04:00July 14th, 2020|Blog|

Life-long educator reached out to the Ottawa Community Foundation to establish fund to support the arts in the classroom In February of 2019, Judy Kirsh reached out to the Ottawa Community Foundation to establish her fund to complement [...]

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Introducing The Journalism Endowment Matching Program

2020-07-08T08:27:33-04:00June 25th, 2020|Blog|

The struggle to fund local news was already well known. During the global pandemic, we have increasingly seen the need for quality reporting to inform communities. Aligning with the Ottawa Community Foundation’s commitment to positive, [...]

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Ottawa Community Foundation, along with communities from coast to coast to coast, activates Emergency Community Support Fund

2020-05-21T10:16:18-04:00May 19th, 2020|Blog|

May 19, 2020 The Emergency Community Support Fund Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving those disproportionately [...]

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Flatten, Pivot, and Connect: Adjusting to a Continually Evolving Situation

2020-03-17T19:49:38-04:00March 17th, 2020|Blog|

Flatten Like you, we are adjusting many of our business practices in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. As your community foundation, we are committed to offering tools and knowledge to charities that are being impacted by our changing [...]

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NEWS RELEASE – Ottawa Community Foundation Awards $125,000 to the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre to Tackle Youth Unemployment

2019-11-28T14:37:13-05:00November 28th, 2019|Blog|

RBC Foundation boosts New Leaf Community Challenge with additional financial support November 28th, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Ottawa Community Foundation presented a cheque yesterday for $125,000 to the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, winner of the sixth New Leaf [...]

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Community Laundry Co-op Celebrates 20 Years

2019-11-20T13:55:32-05:00November 20th, 2019|Blog|

What began as a place to access affordable laundry services has become an essential hub for the community. The Community Laundry Co-op also connects its members to counselling services, volunteer opportunities, skills development, jobs and more. On its 20th [...]

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