Media Advisory
April 7, 2017

Alliance to End Homelessness to release 2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (7:45 – 9:00 am)

The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa will release the annual Progress Report on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa – reporting on shelter use and affordable housing options in 2016 – on Tuesday, April 11. The Progress Report will be released in the Councillor’s Lounge, at Ottawa City Hall. Doors will be open by 7:45, with formal remarks underway by 8:00 am. Media is welcome.

Along with a brief presentation by Mike Bulthuis (Executive Director) of 2016 progress and challenges, local service providers will offer perspectives from their vantage point, including Sue Garvey (Executive Director, Cornerstone Housing for Women); Wanda Macdonald (CEO, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre); and Ray Sullivan (Executive Director, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation).

Elected officials of all three orders of government have confirmed attendance and brief remarks, including: Adam Vaughan (MP, Spadina-Fort York; and Parliamentary Secretary, Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs)); Nathalie Des Rosiers (MPP, Ottawa-Vanier; and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Housing); Mayor Jim Watson; and Deputy Mayor, and Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness, Mark Taylor. Numerous other City Councillors will be present, as well.

What: Release and presentation of the 2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2016 at 7:45 (until 9:00 am). Presentations beginning by 8:00 am.

Where: Councillor’s Lounge (2nd floor), Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W.)
For further information contact:     

Mike Bulthuis, Executive Director
Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa
Cell: 613-222-9831
mike@endhomelessnessottawa.ca

The Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working in partnership to inspire action, to generate knowledge and to inform a community-wide effort to achieve an end to homelessness in Ottawa.

Our Vision: An inclusive community where everyone has an affordable, appropriate home.

 

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