Archive for January, 2016

Causeway Wellness Centre: Before and After
      The Beautiful New Wellness Centre  
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The Wellness Centre Gets a Make Over
(Above: Wellness Centre Coordinator Chris Kelly) The Causeway Wellness Centre has recently re-opened after a lengthy period of renovation. Returning clients will see an eye-opening transformation, including new equipment, a more expansive space, and a fresh colour scheme. See before and after photos Many of the changes to the Centre have been made in an […]
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United Way Campaign Co-Chairs Visit Causeway for a “Seeing is Believing Tour”
This month the United Way Annual Fundraising Campaign Co-Chairs, Danya Vered and Charles Bordeleau visited Causeway on a special “Seeing is Believing” tour. “Seeing is Believing” tours are designed to allow United Way employees, corporate donors and fundraising volunteers to see up-close how partner agencies use their funding to create long-lasting social change. The tour […]
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How the Peer Mentor Program Helped Rebecca on her Path to Success
(Above: Rebecca and her Peer Employment Mentor, Lourdes Rojas) Rebecca struggles with anxiety but she wasn’t going to let it hold her back and prevent her from finding a job. Instead, she joined Causeway’s Peer Employment Mentorship program to get the additional support she needed to find fulfilling work while accessing the Ontario Disability Support […]
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Ottawa Bicycle Academy Foundations Course is in its Eighth Week
(Above: Bike Academy student Carolyn MacDonald) The second year of the Ottawa Bicycle Academy course at Right Bike is now in its eighth week. The fifteen-week program offers training in bike mechanics and assembly to youth who are working to overcome barriers to employment and start new careers in sports retail. So far the course […]
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Karine’s New Job
Ever since Karine began to serve hot meals and baked goods at the Parkdale Food Centre she has felt like she is part of something meaningful. Karine says it’s very important to her to have a place to go that helps her to build employment skills for the future. She also says her role at […]
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GNG Wins Best Employer at the Celebration of People Awards
(Above: Dave Segaert (right) at the Celebration of People Awards) Causeway’s social business, Good Nature Groundskeeping (GNG), was awarded Employer of the Year at the Celebration of People awards this past December. The Employer of the Year award goes to a business that promotes inclusivity in its hiring practices and workplace policies. Despite stiff competition […]
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Cycle Salvation Donations
Cycle Salvation’s revenues and the number of Causeway clients it can employ are both directly related to both the quantity and quality of the bikes it receives through donations. In recent months, Cycle Salvation’s Operations Manager, Paul Wylie, was particularly pleased to receive donations of some high class road bikes, including a Trek 2000, an […]
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Surprise donation brings cheer to Christmas party for Causeway clients
Christmas came early for Causeway Work Centre clients when they all got grocery store gift cards at Causeway’s annual client holiday party last month. Normally, it is not in the budget to give a gift to each client, but these gift cards were made possible thanks to a special donation. Kristine Stevenson, a Public Safety […]
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We’re building 3000 snowmen, and we need your help.
Join Team Causeway for Cracking-up the Capital’s attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for most snowmen built in one hour! Last year we built more than 1,500 snowmen, and this year we’re going to bust that number and try to build 3,000 snowmen! It’s all happening on Sunday January 31st at 10:00am on the field […]
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