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CNEO News

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

Health

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
The Royal / Le Royal
Join The Royal for the third annual Royal Mental Hygiene Challenge!
• Posted: February 21, 2024

Jobs & volunteering

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
Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa is looking for new Volunteer Neighbourhood Leaders for the upcoming 2024 season.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
The Table
The Table is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
2024 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week / Semaine des victimes et des survivants d’actes criminels 2024
Justice Canada is pleased to announce that Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (Victims Week) 2024 will take place from May 12 to 18, 2024. They are accepting workshop proposals to present during Victims Week 2024 until March 4th. Nominations for our Excellence Awards and our Student Video Competition Award are also open. More information can be found below.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
Ottawa Salus
Ottawa Salus is currently looking to fill one Permanent full-time Night Residential Worker (Bilingual) position. Any interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@salusottawa.org by 4:30pm on March 13, 2024.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
The Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank is looking for a Survey Assistant! As Survey Assistant, you will play an important role in this initiative by encouraging people visiting food programs to respond to the Neighbor Survey. You will help respondents with any questions or concerns they have regarding the survey and will help those who cannot fill out the survey independently.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
NROCRC
Nepean Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre is looking to hire one (1) Program Supervisor for our After School Kids Club. This is a part time position. Please go to website or upload job posting for more details. Submissions of cover letter and resume must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre
Crossroads is recruiting individuals with expertise in mental health, government relations, social enterprise, human resources, and diversity, equity and inclusion to join their Board of Directors.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
Carlington Community Health Centre
The Carlington Community Health Centre is looking for Income Tax Volunteers.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC)
On February 27th, Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) is partnering with the Kanata Central BIA for an in-person Job Fair at the Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata.  
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Carlington Community Health Centre
The Carlington Community Health Centre is looking for a Nurse Practitioner - Casual Job Openings and a Medical/Main Receptionist - Full-time!
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is looking for a Youth Facilitator – YOCISO Program
• Posted: February 15, 2024
Centretown Community Health Centre
The Centretown Community Health Centre  is looking for a Chiropodist to join the Diabetes Central Ottawa team.
• Posted: February 14, 2024
Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario – Navigation communautaire de l’est ontarien
CNEO (Hey, that's us!) is looking for Bilingual Community Navigators
• Posted: February 7, 2024
The Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank is recruiting a full-time Coordinator, Food Acquisition and Partnerships to join our team! In this role, you will be at the forefront of our mission, building corporate partnerships and positive relationships within the food industry. Your work will directly impact our ability to source and distribute essential food items to those in need.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is looking for a Settlement Counsellor – Settlement & Integration Program (SIP), a Project Coordinator-Employment Counsellor – CED and a Job Placement & Wage Subsidy Facilitator – CED.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Centretown Community Health Centre / Centre de santé communautaire du centre-ville
The Centretown Community Health Centre is looking for an Early ON Family Navigator to provide direct service and coordinates, plans and delivers high quality services consistent with the Early ON Child and Family Centre guidelines for children from birth to 6 years and their families / caregivers. The Family Navigator, serves as a central point of contact for Ottawa child and family resources, and supports families to navigate health, community.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Helping with Furniture
Helping with Furniture is seeking a qualified IT support and Google Suite Administrator Board Member. As a Google Suite Administrator, you play a crucial role in optimizing collaboration and productivity within the organization by effectively managing and supporting Google Suite applications. You would be a member of the Board of Directors providing input and offering advice and guidance.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Carlington Community Health Centre
Carlington Community Health Centre is looking for an Adult Supportive Counsellor – Full-time, Permanent, Early Childhood Educator/Headstart Teacher – RECE, a Family Support Early Years Resources Worker – Annavale Headstart Nursery School, a Child Care Worker – Casual and a Family Support Resources Worker – Community Based.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Ottawa Salus
Ottawa Salus is looking to fill Volunteer Director, Board of Directors position(s). Please refer to the attached posting. Any interested applicants should complete and submit the Board Application Form by 4:30pm on February 29, 2024.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Centretown Community Health Centre / Centre de santé communautaire du Centre-ville
The Centretown Community Health Centre is looking to hire a Nurse and a Bilingual, Early ON Family Navigator
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre is looking for a Medical Office Assistant.
• Posted: February 6, 2024

News & events

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
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
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
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
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
Ottawa Community Foundation / Fondation communautaire d’Ottawa
The Ottawa Community Foundation's Spring Round of Community Grants Program are open – Apply by March 28th.
• Posted: February 26, 2024
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Center
Come let your creativity blossom at Art in Bloom Craft Night on Thursday, March 21 at Head Office, 430 Hazeldean Road, Kanata, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Experience thrilling art workshops, games, a silent auction, and more! Buy your tickets for $20 today at https://artinbloomcrafts.wixsite.com/crafts. All proceeds go to support the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Center to support youth in Ottawa.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa
The City of Ottawa is now accepting applications for the 2024 Community Environmental Projects Grant Program (CEPGP). CEPGP provides funding to non-profit organizations interested in undertaking small-scale, community-based initiatives that support an environmentally sustainable Ottawa.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
Office of the Federal Housing Advocate
The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate, in collaboration with the Homeless Hub, has shared a on Encampments and Human Rights.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa
The Better Homes Ottawa Loan Program (BHOLP) is a City of Ottawa loan program for home energy efficiency retrofits. It aims to support local residents to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Housing Help
Housing Help will be moving office locations to 1335 Carling Ave Suite 214, and will be closed for in person services from March 18th to March 22nd.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative / Initiative pour les enfants et les jeunes
The Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative has just shared its February 2024 Ovation Newsletter.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario has shared its January 2024 monthly Bulletin
• Posted: February 14, 2024
Vanier Museopark/Muséoparc Vanier
The Vanier Museopark has just shared its February 2024 Newsletter
• Posted: February 14, 2024
Ontario Caregiver Organization
The Ontario Caregiver Organization have shared their February 2024 Helpline Bulletin.
• Posted: February 14, 2024
City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa
The City of Ottawa's new new transitional housing to help 170 unsheltered families has just opened: the Corkstown Transitional Housing Program.
• Posted: February 14, 2024
The Royal / Le Royal
The Royal has shared a new report on Unveiling the psychological and biological impact of burnout on healthcare workers
• Posted: February 14, 2024
Information and Communications Technology Council / Conseil des technologies de l’information et des communications
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has shared a new report on its Ambassador Program: Bridging the Gender Gap in Canada's Tech Ecosystem
• Posted: February 14, 2024
GenNext East Ontario
On March 21st, GenNext will hold BATL for Mental Health, a fundraising event to help people who are struggling with their mental health.
• Posted: February 7, 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
Council on Aging of Ottawa / Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa
On February 14th, Council on Aging of Ottawa will host an open house event. Details to come soon.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Ottawa Restorative Justice Network
The Ottawa Restorative Justice Network has shared its January 2024 Newsletter.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Connecting Ottawa
Connecting Ottawa has shared its January 30th 2024 Communiqué.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Charity Village
Charity Village has shared its latest podcast episode, Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits: Panacea or Pandora's Box?
• Posted: February 6, 2024
Miriam Centre
The Miriam Centre, following the water damage suffered last September, has resumed its activities since January 29, 2024.
• Posted: February 5, 2024

Support groups

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
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
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
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region
BFO will host weekly Virtual Support and Share events this Winter.
• Posted: February 14, 2024

Training & employment programs

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
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
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
Homelessness Learning Hub
The Homelessness Learning Hub's Eviction Prevention training is now available in both English and French!
• Posted: February 26, 2024
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
On March 26th, Hire Immigrants Ottawa will hold its 2024 Employers’ Summit – Unlocking Potential: Leveraging Employer Leadership for Immigrant’s Economic Inclusion.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
Ontario Caregiver Organization / Organisme de soutien aux aidants naturels de l’Ontario
On March 5th, the Ontario Caregiver Organization will be offering 2 free in-person information sessions in Ottawa. The first session is for employers, and the second session is for caregivers. Please see attached flyers for all details.
• Posted: February 22, 2024
Council on Aging of Ottawa / Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa
On February 26th and March 23rd, the Council on Aging of Ottawa will host Community Conversation sessions on the subject of Age-Friendly Housing.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness has shared a video on Black Joy: Resistance, Resilience, & What it Means to Black Canadian Youth Experiencing Homelessness.
• Posted: February 21, 2024
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Hire Immigrants Ottawa will host upcoming virtual workshops:  Inclusive Recruitment for Newcomer Talent on February 22nd.
• Posted: February 14, 2024
Homeless Hub
On February 28th, the Homeless Hub will host a Prevention Matters! expert panel session focused on Black History Month: Amplifying Black Voices in the Homelessness Sector
• Posted: February 14, 2024
CLEO Connect
On February 8th and 15th, Community Legal Education Ontario, in partnership with Luke's Place, will host webinars on Relocating with children during divorce or separation.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa
On February 8th, the not-for-profit Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa is offering a FREE Presentation on “Consumer Information on Funeral Planning in Ontario” to give you the tools to discuss your values and preferences around funerals and memorial services. You can also learn about modern trends such as green burial and aquamation. Email info@fco-cfo.coop to reserve a spot.
• Posted: February 7, 2024
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
Join the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre this winter on Zoom for a 4 week series of free virtual educational workshops for caregivers. Register today to learn various ways to support your mental health and help prevent caregiver burnout. To obtain the Zoom link to the event, you must be registered.
• Posted: February 7, 2024