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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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GNG is Up for Employer of the Year!: Newsletter Nov, 2015
  Did you know Good Nature Groundskeeping is up for Employer of the Year at the Celebration of People Awards? The award ceremony is put on by Citizen Advocacy, an organization which works to support the rights and interests of people with various forms of disability. The event takes place each year on December 3, […]
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Cycle Salvation and Habitat for Humanity: Newsletter Nov, 2015
  If you visit Cycle Salvation and find Operations Manager Paul Wylie is out – chances are he will be back soon driving a pick-up truck stacked with used bikes of various makes and models from Habitat for Humanity. While Cycle Salvation often receives merchandise from condo and storage spaces, it’s Habitat who donates by far the most bikes. […]
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Solutions for Youth Grad: Newsletter Nov, 2015
  On October 30th the graduating class of Solutions for Youth convened for an informal commencement ceremony and pizza party. Solutions for Youth is a pre-employment skills and training program for young people, aged 16 – 29, who face barriers to finding work. This sixteen week pre-employment program includes four weeks of classes and a twelve-week […]
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Professor Doug Pawson
This fall Social Business Director Doug Pawson, currently celebrating his eighth year at Causeway, is teaching a course on Economic Geography at Cape Breton University. It turns out Doug is a real jet-setter.  The job has involved four flights out to his alma-mater to give lectures as well as regular communication with his students via […]
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