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For participating in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2022

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Connect. Engage. Research – for better health. 


The Bridge Engagement Centre (TheBridge) is led by Dr. Smita Pakhale. The Bridge is a community research centre, where Ottawa’s most vulnerable residents( i.e., people who self-identify as homeless, at-risk for homelessness, low-income racialized including Indigenous people) co-create sustainable solutions by challenging the status quo.


Equity Centered: Members participate in every phase of Bridge projects, including participation in the Centre’s governance body 


Empowerment: We are a strong community that empowers those who are homeless or at- risk for homelessness, of Indigenous origin and low income 


Health Inside and Out: In addition to reducing or quitting tobacco use, participants reduced all other drug use (including opioids like fentanyl) and improved their general socioeconomic status 


Harm ReductionOur holistic approach may prevent diseases like cancer, heart attack and strokes while creating a vibrant, productive and healthy populations, with no one left behind 


Global Support for The Bridge: Our ‘Whole-Person’ comprehensive approach is being acclaimed in San Francisco, Chicago, Omaha, and Toronto (CAMH & PARC), which are all partnering with us to implement our model for their homeless and low-income populations 

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Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
May 27 Subash Sad $108.31
May 27 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 26 Subash Sad Keep up the good work $215.65
May 24 Nadine St-Louis In memory of Ted $269.32
May 23 Anonymous $537.69
May 15 Anonymous All the best to The Bridge team! $27.80
May 09 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 06 Anonymous $269.32
May 06 Anonymous The Bridge Undisclosed amount
May 03 Anonymous Undisclosed amount