Community Information Bulletin

This is a weekly community driven, community based communication mechanism that provides an opportunity for community agencies in Ottawa and Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario to share information and celebrate successes.

The Community Information Bulletin is distributed through email and this online Community Information Bulletin page.

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Next Gen Men
On May 7th and 8th, Next Gen Men will host a North America-wide virtual summit for Grades 7-10 boys and nonbinary youth on the Future of Masculinity.
• Posted: April 14, 2021
Epilepsy Ottawa
Epilepsy Ottawa has shared its April 2021 Brain Waves Newsletter.
• Posted: April 14, 2021
Connecting Ottawa
Connecting Ottawa has shared its April 7th Communique, with resources about events like: Housing Update and Q & A Forum for Front-line workers: N12 & N13 Notices – in partnership with CLSO, REACH, Action Logement, Housing Help and other community legal clinics on April 27th and Mental Health Supports and COVID-19: Common issues and resources to support clients, presented in partnership with Reach Canada on April 29th.
• Posted: April 14, 2021
Volunteer Ottawa / Bénévoles Ottawa
The VOscars, celebrating the city’s volunteers, individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a difference in the community. The 10th Annual VOscars Gala will be held virtually on April 22nd.
• Posted: April 14, 2021
Hospice Care Ottawa
Registration is now open for Hospice Care Ottawa’s VIRTUAL Hike for Hospice! Register, collect donations and complete your 5 km hike anytime on or before May 2nd. The funds you raise will directly support palliative and end-of-life programs and services in Ottawa. AND Donations will now be matched up to $25,000 thanks to a generous long-time donor!
• Posted: April 14, 2021
Council on Aging of Ottawa / Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa
On May 5th, the Council on Aging of Ottawa, in collaboration with the United Way Eastern Ontario, will host their 2021 Spring Luncheon on The Changing Face of Caregiving, with Keynote Speaker, Nora Spinks.
• Posted: April 14, 2021
CLEO – On The Radar
CLEO just published their On The Radar newsletter, including Changes to tenants' rights continue during the pandemic.
• Posted: April 7, 2021
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) is looking for feedback from Front Line Workers and Executive Directors, to help better understand the needs of workers in the homelessness sector.
• Posted: April 7, 2021
United Way East Ontario / Centraide Est de l’Ontario
United Way East Ontario has shared their latest Newsletter edition.
• Posted: April 7, 2021
Ontario Caregivers Organization
The Ontario Caregivers Organization has shared its March Newsletter.
• Posted: April 7, 2021
National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health
On April 21st, the National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health will host a Say No to Bullying YES to Life event.
• Posted: April 7, 2021
EBO Financial Education Centre / Centre d’éducation financière EBO
Need to file your 2020 taxes? and interested in learning how to do it yourself? If you feel comfortable with a computer or smartphone, it can be very easy and free! The EBO centre can even provide you with help with its new “File it yourself” program. Call 613 746 0400 or contact to find out what other conditions apply (low income, not self-employed, not currently in bankrupcy, etc.).
• Posted: March 31, 2021
Connecting Ottawa
Connecting Ottawa has shared its March Communique with Upcoming Information Sessions, including Free Tax Clinics in Ottawa — Information for front-line workers to support clients on April 8th, Changes to the Divorce Act — What front-line workers need to know to support their clients on April 14th, and Mental Health Supports and COVID-19: Common issues and resources to support clients, presented in partnership with Reach Canada.
• Posted: March 31, 2021
Transportation Options for Vaccine Appointments
211 is participating in the process for transportation options for senior citizens and those with physical disabilities looking to get transportation to their existing vaccination appointments.  If you or someone you know require transportation for an existing vaccination appointment, but do not have online access, please contact 211 and we will help complete the transportation request form on your behalf. Please have your vaccine booking confirmation number available when calling. COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the rider and the driver, and wearing a mask is mandatory.
• Posted: March 23, 2021
Council on Aging of Ottawa / Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa
The Council on Aging of Ottawa has shared an Info-Flash on COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Older Adults in Ottawa.
• Posted: March 23, 2021
Homeless Hub
Homeless Hub has just published its Newsletter, including Housing and Homelessness Programs in Ontario Report, Ending Homelessness For Women and Children Affected by Intimate Partner Violence, Housing First for Youth Service Delivery Model, COVID-19: Rental Housing and Homelessness Impacts – An Initial Analysis, Expulsion: A Type of Forced Mobility Experienced by Homeless People in Canada and Beyond Behaviour: Rethinking Integration for People Experiencing Homelessness.
• Posted: March 23, 2021
Ottawa Legal Information Centre / Centre d’information juridique de l’Ontario
The Ottawa Legal Information Centre has shared their March Newsletter.
• Posted: March 23, 2021
Steps to Justice / Justice pas-à-pas
Steps to Justice now has information about specific criminal offences, including theft; mischief; assault; harassment, and threats; drug offences; drunk driving; not following conditions of bail or probation; not going to court.  The information can help you find a lawyer or get legal help, understand evidence in a criminal case, learn about the possible sentences and negotiate with the Crown.
• Posted: March 23, 2021


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Posting Criteria

The Community Information Bulletin is distributed by Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (CNEO) in two formats, an email Sendout and an online Community Information Bulletin page.

The E-mail sendout Service reaches over 2,400 individuals working in the non-profit sector in the City of Ottawa and a small number of for-profit organizations that offer free or specialized services.The e-mail sendout is a compilation of the week’s new postings. It is sent out Wednesdays when the bulletin board is updated. The online Community Information Bulletin page is located on our website. It features all the postings of the last month
Before submitting a posting, please be sure to read the following information.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for posting:

Postings must be of local interest and be of community awareness
Postings will be divided according to the following categories:

  • News
  • Employment and Volunteering
  • Workshops and Professional Development
  • Support Groups
  • Health Information
  • General Information

Inclusion in the e-Mail Broadcasting Service or on the Bulletin Board does not imply endorsement by CNEO.
CNEO reserves the right to exclude a posting
Postings which are not acceptable include:

  • Partisan and political postings
  • Advertisement for the sale of goods or merchandise – including the services offered by an individual
  • Promotions of a faith
  • Material that is intended to slander a group or person or that promotes hatred or discrimination

This service is free, until further notice, for non-profit agencies serving the city of Ottawa with condition that the service offered is free, subsidized or for a minimal fee
Fees may apply to other posting requests
For-profit organizations may post for a fee. Please call 613-683-5400 x 5514
To post we will require:

The requested posting in a PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) document, or a link towards a web page, formatted to be readable and understandable. Formatting is not provided by CNEO. The approved postings will appear as received
** NOTE : We changed the posting criteria for our Employment and Volunteering section.
Requests to the Employment and Volunteering section must now be provided with a direct link [URL] to your website where this information is posted – ex.: a Careers Page. Simply send your email request with the following information, i.e. Counsellor, Community Information Centre
We no longer accept/post .pdf or .doc under this section as of August 2015
If you are sending a posting request that is not from the organization you work for, please indicate in the body of the email which organization it is from
The document should contain a contact name, title, organization name, telephone number and/or email address
We encourage postings be made available in English and in French but it is not required. Translation is not provided
Information received up to Friday at 12 noon will be distributed and posted on the following Wednesday
The bulletin is not updated on statutory holidays
Documents can be posted for 30 days, until the event date has passed or until requested to be removed by the organization in question
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