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Welcome to the Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

We welcome visitors of all ages. See our address, Sunday schedule and contact information on the "Find Us" page, and explore our website to find information about our children's program, potlucks, attenders' meetings, retreats and other community events.  Si vous voulez des informations en francais, nous demander, s’il vous plait!

Minwaashin Lodge Services and Programs for First Nations

Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 12:30 at the Ottawa Meeting House

Ottawa Monthly Meeting has invited Irene Compton, a First Nation’s Saulteaux woman from the Keeseekoose band in Saskatchewan, of the Bear Clan, to come to speak to us as a representative of the women and children that Minwaashin Lodge serves in Ottawa, and, in her words,  “to give voice to the countless urban First Nation, Metis, and Inuit women who are living with the reality of violence in our community” (taken from her presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee: Study on Violence Against Aboriginal Women, April 28, 2010).

Minwaashin Lodge provides counselling for individual and family violence, including sexual abuse and subsequent addictions. Through their Sacred Child program, Minwaashin Lodge provides child care for women accessing programs and services and respite care; they hold healing circles, cultural and spiritual teachings, 50 years and over grandmothers' groups, youth programs, visiting Elders, employment training, employment counselling, advocacy and referral, hospital visits, crafts and workshops, accompaniment and support to legal proceedings and other appointments; and, through their Oshki Kizis Lodge, they provide shelter services. Irene Compton will “cloak,” to borrow a term used by our Elder, Dana Mullen, these words with the spirit in which this work is undertaken.

Gearing up for the Great Glebe Garage Sale

OMM's Peace and Social Concerns (P&SC) Committee has participated in the Great Glebe Garage Sale for years.  It's a chance to both raise money for some of our projects and to get to know our neighbours.  The GGGS will be May 24th this year, and we've been advised that it's time to start considering what treasures we can contribute.  (Actual collection of items for sale won't happen until quite close to the date.) Money raised with go to our Bajo Lempa (El Salvador) project and to KAIROS.

P&SC is looking for help on the 23rd and 24th.  They are particularly interested in finding someone with a food handler card who could oversee food sales.

 

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