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Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est Ontarien
Veteran broadcaster and compassionate community champion Sam Laprade shed light on Ottawa's most impactful charities and non-profit organizations and their amazing work. Featured this week: Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario and 211 Ontario.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in CNEO News, News & events
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario
United Way Eastern Ontario and Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario marked 2-1-1 Day on Feb. 11th, drawing attention to a vital access line for local community services. John Hoyles, CNEO Executive Director, joined Patricia Boal on 580 CFRA to explain what services are available and who can benefit most from this awareness.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in News & events
United Way East Ontario / Centraide Est de l’Ontario
United Way East Ontario have shared their Budget 2024 Asks of the Ontario government, including an increase in operational funding for Ontario 211s to ensure they can answer the calls of thousands of Ontarians during a time of increased financial pressure and economic uncertainty.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in CNEO News, News & events
CLEO Connect
CLEO Connect has just shared its February 2024 On the Radar newsletter, including information on Dental coverage coming for some Canadians.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in News & events
Ottawa Community Foundation
The Ottawa Community Foundation is seeking four nominees to join the Board of Directors beginning in June 2024.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Jobs & volunteering
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
On February 28th, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario will host a webinar on the Many faces of Elder Abuse: Insights into Loneliness, Mobility Challenges, Dementia and Representational Inequity in Black Older Adults.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Training & employment programs
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre / Centre antifraude du Canada
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has shared news about it and the United States Secret Service (USSS), along with a financial institution freezing a $615,820 fraudulent transfer.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in News & events
Ottawa Public Health / Santé publique Ottawa
Ottawa Public Health has just shared the latest version of its Mental health, addictions and substance use health in the community Dashboard.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Health
Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa is looking for new Volunteer Neighbourhood Leaders for the upcoming 2024 season.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Jobs & volunteering
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness have shared a recording of a webinar on Homelessness Prevention 101 with Stephen Gaetz.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Training & employment programs
Family Services Ottawa
2SLGBTQI+ Public education & professional development to create inclusive services and workplaces for 2SLGBTQI+ individuals & communities. Improve your capacity to provide inclusive services with best practices, lived experience, and practical strategies. Our education & training is tailored to meet your team-specific learning goals, timeframe, and learning styles in-person, & online.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Training & employment programs
Family Services Ottawa
Family Services Ottawa & Crossroads Children’s Centre is offering a free, in-person, 8-week evening group for 2SLGBTQI+ children ages 7-12 starting in March. Participants will receive support in navigating challenges such as bullying, homophobia, and transphobia. For more information contact lsnell@familyservicesottawa.org
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Support groups
Family Services Ottawa
Family Services Ottawa offers a free, weekly drop-in group for parents and caregivers of gender diverse children ages 12 and under, to share support, information, and resources. Currently meeting online. Contact aroundtherainbow@familyservicesottawa.org
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Support groups
The Table
The Table is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator.
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Jobs & volunteering
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County/La société de la démence d’Ottawa et du comté de Renfrew
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County released their new calendars for all the upcoming events, education and activities. Find it here!
• Posted: February 26, 2024 in Support groups
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Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est Ontarien
Veteran broadcaster and compassionate community champion Sam Laprade shed light on Ottawa's most impactful charities and non-profit organizations and their amazing work. Featured this week: Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario and 211 Ontario.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
United Way East Ontario / Centraide Est de l’Ontario
United Way East Ontario have shared their Budget 2024 Asks of the Ontario government, including an increase in operational funding for Ontario 211s to ensure they can answer the calls of thousands of Ontarians during a time of increased financial pressure and economic uncertainty.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
211 Day / Journée du 211
Did you know February 11th is 211 Day? When people contact 211 in Eastern Ontario, CNEO navigators help connects people to community programs, social services, government supports, and more.  With the cost of everything on the rise, many people are in the position of needing help for the first time. Stop searching. Dial 2-1-1 or visit 211easternontario.ca.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (hey, that's us!) have shared our List of Out of the Cold locations (Ottawa) 2023-2024 (updated December 2nd 2023).
• Posted: January 26, 2024
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
The Community Information Bulletin is taking a break over the 2023 Holiday season!  Our last edition of 2023 is sent out on December 20th, and the next will come out the week of January 8th, 2024.  We hope you get some time to rest and unwind, and wish you the best of luck in your 2024 projects, everyone.
• Posted: December 20, 2023
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (hey, that's us!) have shared their List of Free Holiday Meals (Ottawa) 2023-2024 (last updated December 19th 2023).
• Posted: December 20, 2023
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario has just shared its list of 2023 Thanksgiving Meals in Ottawa. Last updated on October 3rd.
• Posted: October 4, 2023
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
In June, the Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario hosted its 2023 Annual General Meeting.
• Posted: July 24, 2023
CNEO/NCEO
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario/211 Eastern Ontario would like to invite you to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, at 5 pm. The meeting will be held in the second floor boardroom of 2255 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa.
• Posted: June 8, 2023
CNEO/NCEO
The Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (CNEO) released their Annual Report. You can find it here.
• Posted: October 5, 2021
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’Est ontarien
The Community Information Bulletin will not be published the week of June 30th, because of the July 1st holiday. We'll be back on July 7th!
• Posted: June 22, 2021
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’Est ontarien
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario/211 Eastern Ontario would like to invite you to its Virtual Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 6 pm.
• Posted: June 22, 2021
211 Day – La Journée du 211
211 Day happens every year, on February 11th (2/11), and this year it's Canada-wide!  Please watch out for our publications, activities and people sharing in the news and on social media!
• Posted: February 10, 2021
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