ABLE2 Newsletter

Monthly Moments

March 2022

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Two and half years ago, Michel Lumeya Ilonga moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada. Michel has supported people with disabilities throughout his life, and he was keen to continue doing this in Canada. Through researching volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Ottawa website, he found ABLE2’s Matching Program.

In March 2021, Michel and Gilles were matched. They get together regularly to garden and go to restaurants. Michel reports that his match is going very well, and he has a message for anyone thinking of volunteering. “People really need our friendship. I know that sometimes we feel we do not have enough time, but for me, I know that my time with my Friend is a joy and so worthwhile.” 

More about the Matching Program

ABLE2 - Creating Lives of Meaning and Joy

"FARP for our family has been life-changing." We are excited to bring you a short segment of a video highlighting the work of our Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (FARP) that empowers people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their families to build lives of meaning and joy.

The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program - Creating lives of meaning and joy

ABLE2 is proud to partner with Kids Brain Health Network, CHEO and The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa to support those with FASD and their families.  

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We are excited to announce the Evening in the Maritimes Presenting Sponsor

The 2022 edition of Evening in the Maritimes on May 19 has a new Presenting Sponsor: Stonemont Retirement Lifestyle: Huntington Properties at the Westin Ottawa.


This year, we are only releasing a limited number of tickets to ensure the safety of all attendees. Buy yours before it is too late. Early bird pricing is available until March 31.

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Buy Your Tickets Now
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Our Favourite Events Are Returning!

August 27 Annual Picnic

Save the Date - Saturday, August 27 for the return of the Annual Picnic. More details to follow soon.


Save the Date - Sunday, December 11 for the return of the Annual Holiday Dinner and Dance. More details to follow soon.

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Grow Education Series

Grow Education Series

Our virtual workshop series is currently offered free of charge and will answer questions and give helpful tips and tools to help create a safe and secure future for people with disabilities and their families. Our workshops are ideal for people with disabilities, their families and professionals in the community.

Mental Health Resilience: Supporting Families and Loved Ones Through Challenging Times | April 13

Transitioning from High School to College with Algonquin College | April 27

Disassembling Disability with Holly Devine | May 11

2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion with Around the Rainbow | June 22

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Support ABLE2

Join or donate to our team.

Ottawa Race Weekend
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Did you know you can donate your car and support ABLE2? Donate a Car Canada accepts cars in any condition. They either recycle them or sell them at auction. They will also come to your home and tow the vehicle for free! Donors get a tax receipt for the value.

Donate a Car
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Did you know that we are always looking for volunteers to join our team?

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Community Resources

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Free Tax Clinics for Ottawa Residents

COVID-19 Integrated Testing & Case, Contact and Outbreak Management

Threads of Hope, Tools for Healing | African, Caribbean and Black Wellness Resource Centre


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