The Social Planning Council of Ottawa and U Shine Movement are launching a new photovoice project for young adult refugees. Participants will be provided high quality training in photography and relevant leadership skills during September, with on-going mentoring and coaching to February 2021. We will provide them with the equipment they need. Beginning in late fall, they will have the opportunity to volunteer in photovoice programs for children and youth aged 12 – 17. More details can be found
The Social Planning Council's Collaborative Food Pantry gives vulnerable residents access to affordable, healthy food. In response to the pandemic, our Collaborative Food Pantry has partnered with over 25 grassroots ethno-cultural groups serving seniors, to support hundreds of isolated seniors in the community. To date we are providing food and medicine delivery to 85 households and counting. Your donation will help us to continue to provide seniors with affordable cultural foods.
To assist community outreach and planning in the Covid19 crisis, the SPCO has prepared neighbourhood level data and maps relevant to key vulnerable populations. The Neighbourhood Equity Index highlights places that are more vulnerable than others and also points to key problems that are the weak spots in the physical distancing strategy.
Many Ottawa residents find it difficult to access healthy food, especially now with the COVID-19 restrictions. If there is no store close to home that carries important staples at a reasonable cost, people may be forced to do without. In response to the pandemic, our Collaborative Food Pantry has partnered with over 25 grassroots ethno-cultural groups serving seniors, to support isolated seniors and people with disabilities, particularly those from ethno-cultural communities. To date we are providing food and medicine delivery to 85 households and counting.
Did you know? Our Social Enterprise, Hot Shoe Productions, is continuing to operate (virtually) during COVID-19. Let us help you with all of your virtual video needs. As a bonus, you will be helping a group of amazing young people remain employed during this challenging time. -> hotshoe.ca
MECS represents a number of ethno-cultural senior grassroots groups in Ottawa. These groups provide a wide range of recreational, social and educational opportunities and activities and are looking for seniors to join them.