I am walking to raise funds for Synapcity, a non-profit organization that encourages civic participation, bringing people and institutions together to improve our city, without political bias. COVID-19 has put intense pressure on everyone, but especially on vulnerable people dealing with precarious housing, food insecurity and soaring unemployment. Thousands of residents have not missed a beat – front line workers are doing extra duty, neighbours are looking after neighbours, people are volunteering to cope with emergencies. They are all demonstrating that it is the connections and the trust between people that make a difference in community. I was a founding member of Synapcity in 2012 because I believe in the power and magic of community. Synapcity brings people and institutions together to make a difference. We have the will to focus on the recovery needs of our people and our city. Our team goal is $10,000. That’s ambitious, I know. But our city is worth it.
The SPCO is a community development organisation: We lead and support community action on issues affecting the social and economic wellbeing of Ottawa residents. Our priorities are community economic development, creating inclusion, providing access to basics, and supporting the voluntary sector. We’ve been around since 1928 and have incubated important services like United Way Ottawa, ParaTranspo, the Youth Services Bureau, the Council on Aging, the Alliance to End Homelessness, and Just Food. We are proud to include Synapcity and Youth Action Now among our sponsored organisations. Help us continue to make a difference.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jul 08||Lew Auerbach||Undisclosed amount|
|Jun 07||Jim Nininger||$100.00|
|Jun 03||The Evans Maxwells||Undisclosed amount|
|Jun 01||Tim Plumptre||Undisclosed amount|
|May 28||Janice & Carl Sonnen||$50.00|
|May 27||Margaret Biggs||Undisclosed amount|