Holiday Card Campaign 2013
This year's Causeway Foundation Holiday Card Campaign got off to a great start with a launch party at the Orange Art Gallery. Campaign Patron Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld brought her usual enthusiasm and energy to the evening.
In addition to hearing speakers from Causeway's social businesses, guests enjoyed bidding on a variety of donated gifts and artworks in a silent auction.
Artists Bhat Boy, George Popadynec and Ian Beanlands were able to join us for the evening, showing off the beautiful artwork that graces our holiday Cards.
Many thanks go out to Campaign sponsors, silent auction donors and bidders, and all the volunteers who make this campaign happen for Causeway.
This year, we had the special treat of a bit of magic and balloon fun from Stephan Beaudoin of World's Greatest Balloons.
Wellness Warriors run and walk 5k at Ottawa Race Weekend
Another great turnout by clients, staff and supporters in their Causeway blue t-shirts along the 5k race course. Georgette Demers represented Causeway at the Marathon, coming up with a personal best time.
The chilly weather didn't dampen spirits.
Thanks to Michel Dupuis, our team photographer!
Rise Asset Development launches operations in Ottawa through Causeway Work Centre.
Program helps Entrepreneurs with mental health or addiction challenges.
Since 2009, Rise Asset Development, with the support of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has provided microfinancing and mentorship to entrepreneurs with a history of mental health or addiction challenges in the Greater Toronto Area.
On March 21, Rise celebrated its expansion into Ottawa. RiseOttawa will operate through Causeway Work Centre. Sandra Rotman spoke passionately about the need to make microfinancing accessible to all, and warmly congratulated RiseOttawa's first beneficiary, Naomi Muise, on the successful start of her gluten-free bakery, CeleeakNak.
Celebrating the launch of RiseOttawa (l-r): Ottawa City Councillor Mark Taylor, Sandra Rotman, Councillor Keith Egli, Councillor David Chernushenko, Councillor Katherine Hobbs, Patrick Dion (Greenbridge Consulting)
Increasing impact through Innoweave
Causeway Work Centre was recently awarded a grant from the McConnell Foundation to participate in Innoweave, an initiative designed to assist non-profits to increase their capacity and organizational efficiency. Causeway’s project will focus on maximizing social and financial return to our clients who are employed in our social enterprises by reviewing the entire process from intake to discharge and developing more effective systems and tools to help our clients to maximize the value they derive from working in a Causeway social enterprise.