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CEO Client Travis Iverson Wins Accessibility Award
Thirteen years ago, Travis Iverson was in a diving accident which left him a fully dependent, high level quadriplegic. This past December, Travis took home the Accessibility Award at the Celebration of People for developing a new line of clothing for the mobility impaired. While it has been a long and difficult road, Travis’ entrepreneurial […]
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Causeway Foundation gives $58,964 in support of Causeway Work Centre programs
Thanks to you, our donors and partners, Causeway Foundation has been able to disburse a total of $58,964 to Causeway Work Centre this year! The majority of the funds will go to Cycle Salvation, a Causeway social business that employs Causeway clients to refurbish bicycles otherwise destined for landfills. For many clients, gaining experience at […]
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Mississippi Mills Vintage Bicycle Show
Mississippi Mills Vintage Bicycle Show:  Saturday, June 25, Almonte Community Centre, 182 Bridge St., Almonte, Ontario. Mississippi Mills Community Bicycle Movement will partner with Causeway’s two cycling social enterprises, Cycle Salvation and Right Bike, to present the 1st Mississippi Mills Vintage Bicycle Show, an exhibition featuring replica bikes from the Canadian Museum of Science and […]
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New Graduates of Ottawa Bicycle Academy
In Causeway’s main hall, filled with cheerful banjo music and supportive guests, twelve young people held wrenches festooned with purple ribbons. Graduates of Right Bike’s Ottawa Bicycle Academy, the wrench holders were celebrating the end of four months of training and work experience. One young man, Nick, tried to explain what the course has meant […]
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Causeway Wellness Centre: Before and After
      The Beautiful New Wellness Centre  
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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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