A Catalyst for Sustainable Social and Economic Development Since 1928.
Our mission is to provide the residents of Ottawa with the means to exercise informed leadership on issues affecting their social and economic wellbeing.
Identifying the needs and resources of Ottawa residents through research that matters
Designing solutions to identified problems through social and community planning
Providing leadership in the mobilization of community resources to respond to pressing social needs
Supporting community agencies and networks through the provisions of information and technical assistance
Four Strategic Priorities:
Community Economic Development
Access to Basics
Supporting the Voluntary Sector
The pursuit of social justice and the reduction of inequality
Active involvement of those most directly affected by issues
The coming together of individuals and diverse groups in the community
Leadership, professionalism and the quality of our work
Collaboration and partnerships