PAL Ottawa’s mission is to provide seniors in the Capital region who work(ed) in the arts with personal support and access to affordable housing in a creative, caring community. PAL Ottawa is a unique resource for those who, due to age-related challenges, disability, and/or low income struggle to maintain a decent standard of living in their senior years.
We connect vulnerable members of the Ottawa arts community with essentials such as affordable housing, personal care services, and links to the local arts community, so they can live, not in fear and hunger, but in dignity within a caring community. This enables them to:
- Retain their independence and sustain their well-being
- Remain connected to the arts community and maintain creative energy
- Reside in quality, affordable live-work housing
PAL Ottawa is part of the PAL Canada network which links chapters including Halifax, Toronto, Stratford, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Ottawa. PAL membership implies a commitment to PAL’s mandate, which is to aid older, disabled or special needs members of Canada’s arts community, in the areas of health, well-being and affordable accommodation.
PAL Ottawa provides three services:
- Supporting Cast trained volunteers
- Monthly Social Circle
- Affordable Live-Work Access
What People Are Saying
"PAL is a crucial and essential endeavour which will provide comfort and peace of mind to hundreds of musicians who have willingly put aside the comforts and predictability of a conventional career in order to make the world a more beautiful place with their talent. "
— — Julie Nesrallah, Mezzo-soprano National Host of Tempo CBC Radi