Archive for the ‘Social Enterprise’ Category

The launch of the Causeway Community Finance Fund – Nov. 4th
On November 4th, members of the community, staff, and city officials came together to celebrate the launch of the Causeway Community Finance Fund – a pilot program designed to help people break free of the burdensome cycle of payday lending. As everyone filtered into Causeway’s cafeteria, they were greeted with delicious snacks and coffee prepared […]
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Krackers Katering – Theresa’s Story
Krackers Katering and Causeway Work Centre has recently teamed up with Conseil de la cooperation de l’Ontario to create a video featuring Krackers’ very own, Theresa Martin. Watch the video to learn more about Krackers Katering and the role that social enterprise played in helping Theresa overcome her barriers to employment. We would like to thank, on behalf […]
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Causeway Foundation Annual Report 2015-2016
It’s been another great year at Causeway! Come see the Causeway Foundation Annual Report 2015-16!
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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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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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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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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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