We are happy to announce our Fall Charitable Giving Campaign.
This year we are highlighting THREE crucial programs and giving you the ability to choose how you will support the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation and the young people we serve.
Read through the 3 campaigns below to see the support you can provide:
- recLINK connects children and youth living in OCH neighborhoods to positive, social, recreation and sport programs
- at no cost to their families.
- recLINK serves as a critical factor for promoting healthy child development, positive attachment, improved self-esteem, skill development and preventing emotional or behavioral problems in school or home
- One recLINK staff can serve approximately 150 OCH children/families and help them overcome the barriers they face when accessing recreation services whether it be educating them on what options are out there, registration, transportation and providing financial support through subsidies
- Since 2016, recLINK has connected over 1,300 OCH children and youth to over 130,000 hours of recreation programming. THAT’S AMAZING
- Our goal is to increase the number of young people participating in quality, safe and inclusive recreation and sport opportunities at no cost to them or their families
Pack a Sack
- Pack a Sack runs annually during the months of July /August
- Funds raised go towards the purchase of Backpacks and school supplies
- Backpacks are then distributed to young people living in OCH Communities
- To date through our fundraising efforts we’ve been able to help 3700 young people by providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom
Youth Futures creates equitable opportunities for marginalized youth Through skill building, leadership and employment opportunities
- It’s a 7-month program (February to August)
- Students are in class every Saturday for 7 months, now that’s dedication
- The program focuses on
- Leadership Training
- Post-secondary Orientation
- Community Engagement
- Parental Engagement
- Youth Futures is intended for high school students, aged 16-21, from low-income families and communities
- No cost to the participant or their families
- To date Youth Futures has graduated 800 youth from the program many coming from OCH communities.