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  • Moses – Being the change for kids in need

     

    Camp Smitty has worked its magic on Moses.

    He has been coming to Camp Smitty for 11 years, and has spent the last six as a counsellor.

    “There’s something that no one can quite put their finger on, we call it the camp magic,” Moses says. “It changes you, and as I got older, I knew I had to be part of it.”

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  • Nordstrom gala to benefit United Way and Regional Cancer Foundation

    Nordstrom, Inc., one of the United States’ leading fashion specialty retailers, will celebrate the opening of its second Canadian store at Rideau Centre in Ottawa with a gala on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The event will benefit the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and United Way Ottawa. Tickets go on sale November 19.  Stay tuned for more details.

    "Nordstrom is active in the communities in which it operates and has built a strong reputation as a thoughtful, responsible, philanthropic partner in the retail landscape,” said Michael Allen, President and CEO of United Way Ottawa. “This is why United Way Ottawa is honored to partner with Nordstrom.”

    For more information about the event check out the news release.

    “Nordstrom is active in the communities in which it operates and has built a strong reputation as a thoughtful, responsible, philanthropic partner in the retail landscape,” said Michael Allen, President and CEO of United Way Ottawa. “This is why United Way Ottawa is honored to partner with Nordstrom.” - See more at: http://www.613style.com/nordstrom-announces-celebration-gala-to-benefit-...

     

    “Nordstrom is active in the communities in which it operates and has built a strong reputation as a thoughtful, responsible, philanthropic partner in the retail landscape,” said Michael Allen, President and CEO of United Way Ottawa. “This is why United Way Ottawa is honored to partner with Nordstrom.” - See more at: http://www.613style.com/nordstrom-announces-celebration-gala-to-benefit-...
  • LCBO customers raise a glass, change someone’s life

    LCBO Giving BackThrough LCBO’s ‘Giving Back In Our Community’ campaign, customers have been making a small donation to make a real difference in someone’s life.

    The small donations they have been making have added up: the in-store fundraising drive has raised more than $200,000 a year for United Way Ottawa and its agency partners.

    On your next visit to the LCBO, don’t forget to add a donation to United Way. But move quickly – this campaign ends October 12.

    Not heading to the liquor store? Not to worry, you can always give online.

  • United Way Ottawa and the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study deliver at Open Government Grand Bazaar

    I had the pleasure of attending  the Open Government Grand Bazaar and Talk Show (OGT14) in Ottawa last week . Despite what you might think of a data event, it was anything but boring! It included a Grand Bazaar and Talk Show – not elements that you would typically associate with an open data/open government event. 

    attendees mingling at data conference

    Participants represented a cross-section of the community including researchers, NGO’s and private sector organizations. The diversity of the participants indicated a growing interest in the open government movement and showed how various sectors are looking to open data to improve citizen engagement, collaboration, and innovation.

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