CISV provides a range of unique, educational group activities which develop cross-cultural understanding in children, youth, and adults from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural difference and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world. At CISV we believe in building global friendship, starting with children. But that's not where it stops. While the Village program, for 11-year-olds, is the cornerstone of our educational philosophy, it's just the first building block. We also offer a range of multicultural experiences to youth and adults, providing the opportunity to experience the CISV philosophy and live our values. We have Interchanges (12-15 year olds), Summer Camps (13-15 year olds), Seminar Camps (17-18 year olds) & Mosaic programs (all ages). As well, Junior Branch includes young local CISVers between the ages of 11 - 25.
Music at every turn; your favourite composers interpreted with creative new intensity; traditional and fringe alike, performed to the bravos of folk who truly love their song? these are a few of the impressions you?ll take home from Ottawa Chamberfest
The Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. We have a volunteer Board of Directors, drawn from our supporters and the community at large. Since 1888, we have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa. For more information, read about the history of the Society. Each year, the Ottawa Humane Society rescues and cares for more than 11,000 animals in our community.
Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education or training. Pathways removes systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates. Today, Pathways operates in eleven communities across Canada with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.
Clinicians at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Brockville Mental Health Centre work with their partners throughout the health-care system to ensure that patients have timely access to specialized psychiatric services and that treatment is tailored to individual patient needs. Each program provides services that may include inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, day hospital, assertive community treatment, outreach and psychiatric rehabilitation.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one need face MS alone. In communities across Canada, our volunteers and staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and better treatments. Their ultimate goal is the cure for MS.
For more than 75 years, you?ve known us for our fundraising capabilities. That?s still an important part of what we do, but it?s only part of the picture. Our role in our community is evolving ? driven not just by social conditions and changing demographics, but also by shifts in the wants and expectations of you, our donors and partners. You see your donations not merely as charity, but also as an investment in your community, producing tangible results. You want to do more than give, to also speak up and take action. You want to make change happen.