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May Court Club gives Causeway Work Centre clients a ticket to independence
Transit tickets in Ottawa are going up in price. For many of us, this is a mild annoyance; maybe it means that we spend the few extra dollars on riding the bus instead of buying a cup of coffee. But for someone struggling to overcome barriers to employment, such as a mental illness or a […]
Dream Jobs: Kelly’s Story
Kelly always wanted to work as a prep chef in a restaurant – it’s her dream job. For many of us, dream jobs may seem impossible to get, especially if you have a disability. Through the support offered by Causeway, and her hard work and determination, Kelly is one step closer to her dream with […]
Accessible Media Inc. Video on Causeway’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity – CEO
AMI, Accessible Media Inc. has recently released a short video about Causeway’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity – CEO. A few of our current clients in the CEO program talk about some of their experiences in the program. Please click HERE to watch the full video.
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 […]
The Causeway Community Finance Fund on CBC Radio
For those of you who were unable to tune in this morning, Causeway’s Doug Pawson was on CBC Radio with Robyn Bresnahan discussing Causeway’s newest initiative in social finance and financial literacy. The Causeway Community Finance Fund (CCFF). The CCFF is set to launch on November 4th and aims to provide small, short-term loans at fair […]
Bon Appetit Ottawa tickets are on sale!
Supporting Causeway has never tasted so good! Bon Appetit Ottawa will be donating a portion of the proceeds from its 20th annual food and wine show to Causeway’s Community Kitchen. The Community Kitchen teaches economically disadvantaged individuals how to prepare nutritious meals on a budget. Tickets for Bon Appetit are now on sale. For $85 […]
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 […]
Giving Tuesday is here!
Giving Tuesday is here at last and Causeway needs your help! Today, our goal is to raise 25 matched donations of $25, or $1250. The money will go to support clients like Erin, Alex, and Phil. Check out this video to hear them speak about what Causeway means to them. Video produced by students of […]
Kathleen Kemp: Newsletter Nov, 2015
Just this past October, Causeway board member Kathleen Kemp was in Johannesburg to compete in an international “World Cup” for social enterprise. Kathleen Kemp is the co- founder of CigBins, a company that proudly employs Causeway clients. CigBins was chosen as the flagship project for the University of Ottawa’s Enactus team. Enactus brings together […]
Needle Hunters Make the Streets of Ottawa Safer for All: Newsletter Nov, 2015
Above: Needle Hunter Theresa, photo by Nicholas Galipeau. For the full video produced by Nicholas Galipeau about the Needle Hunters click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcICu7_9kE8 You may have seen them: dressed in brightly coloured vests, holding long-stemmed tongs, feet and hands protected by work boots and gloves. They walk at a quick pace, their eyes dart expertly […]