A time when Canada remembers the sacrifice of so many Canadians
This year, Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday. If you've never had the opportunity to participate in our annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, November 11th this year is your perfect opportunity to do so. Why not plan to be there for the 11:00 a.m. service of remembrance? You'll be glad you did.

The Santa Shuffle - December 2, 2017

Saturday December 2, 2017  come out and support The Salvation Army and Running Room's Santa Shuffle at Lansdowne Park.  Register your team and walk for the 1 km Elf Walk or run along the Rideau Canal for the 5 km fun run.  Enjoy our special Santa Shuffle hot breakfast bowl while quantities last and take part in our onsite activities in the Horticulture Building. Register yourself or your team, collect pledges and earn prizes for top fundraising efforts. Santa and the Elves will give participant medals to everyone who registers. Run or walk for those who need help at Christmas time and all year long. Register online at  www.santashuffle.ca .
  • 1 km Elf Walk begins at 10 am and our fun run starts at 10:30 am and runs along the Rideau Canal
  • Register yourself or a team of 6 or 10
  • The Santa Shuffle is suitable for all fitness levels and ages
  • Incentives for individuals and for teams who raise pledges online
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Raise over $500 in pledges and receive event day perks
  • All those who register receive a finishers medal and our Santa Shuffle hot breakfast
  • Dress up in Christmas attire or be prepared to "Elf Yourself" onsite!
  • Join the Running Room Wednesday nights starting mid November for pre-run and walk clinics hosted by special run and walk guests
Pledge forms can be downloaded here. [PDF].
Classroom Projects

This month's topic: Hurricanes
You've already heard a lot about them this year, but our students wanted to learn more about these incredible storms. Armed with Halloween spider webs, some markers and access to the internet, we went to work. Next time you're passing by the Owl's Perch, be sure to stop in and see what we've created.

All Dads are Welcome!

We believe that young fathers want to be an important part of their children's lives and that their healthy involvement is an important contributor to the overall well-being of their child.

Fathers at Bethany Hope Centre are welcomed to use almost all of the supports and services that we provide. We also try to provide some fathering specific programs which acknowledge that there are unique elements to the fathering role that must be acknowledged and supported.

Dads under the age of 30 who are parenting or co-parenting. (If you are over 30. there may be services you qualify for.)

What & When:
Tuesday Evening Group: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (supper provided)
Thursday Playgroup: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Dads and children up to the age of 6)
By Appointment: One on one counselling

Here's a partial list of the fathers' support we provide:

Father Specific Parenting support
Employment and Education Support
Attachment Counselling
Individual Counselling support
Couples Care
Grief Counselling
Health Care
Cooking Classes
Basic Needs supports

For more information, contact our fathering worker:

Debbie Wong
Useful Information to Remember
Housing Help is Readily Available

309 Cooper St, 
Suite 502, 
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0G5 

Housing Help is a nonprofit charitable agency providing assistance to people in the City of Ottawa who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain appropriate and affordable housing. Staff work with individuals and families to prevent evictions, resolve landlord and tenant disputes, educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities and help them find affordable rental housing.
Social Housing Registry of Ottawa

The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry) is a non-profit organization that maintains the central waiting list for people applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing. The Registry keeps the list according to rules set out by the Province of Ontario in the Social Housing Reform Act.
The Registry includes housing providers and community housing agencies working together to make it easier to apply for subsidized housing in Ottawa.  613-526-2088
What tenants need to know about the law

This site, prepared by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) describes some important things about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and some ways it is different from the Tenant Protection Act, which it replaced. 

Topics covered include:
rent increases, 
deposits and other charges, 
repairs and maintenance,
moving out, 

Emergency Housing 

Family Residential Services, Operated by the City of Ottawa, provides secure, temporary shelter in a supportive environment to families who are homeless and assists them to obtain appropriate housing in the community. 
For more information about housing-related services for homeless people in Ottawa, call 3-1-1 or email  housing-logement@ottawa.ca.

Worthwhile Checking it Out
Do you need a computer?

The Renewed Computer Technology Program (RCT) provides low income individuals with affordable ownership of quality renewed computers, ready to use software and learning modules all in one package.  Check here for details.

The Learning Coach - (613) 799-2668 (voice or text)

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