We are moving ahead into a new phase of community recovery, following numerous events that have had a dramatic effect on our city. Our community has been fragmented and many residents have felt isolated and anxious. A new time is upon us as we reflect on the losses we have lived through and the new hope we seek for a refreshed and restored city. Reconnecting with family, friends and community is energizing our desire for social connection. We seek to replace fear with empathy and compassion. We know that the time approaches to bring Ottawa residents together to:

  • Remember and honour those we have lost.
  • Thank those who helped us get through a hard time.
  • Reflect on what we have learned during this pandemic.
  • Imagine a hopeful future.

Residents across Ottawa are invited to plan events, small and large, for our community. From a community picnic, to breakdancing, a drag show on a patio, an online art-making workshop, a panel about communities disproportionately impacted, to an interfaith vigil honouring those we’ve lost.

Plan your event to take place between Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 26, 2022. Add it to the www.togetherottawaensemble.ca website to invite our city or just your community.  

Learn More about Together Ottawa Ensemble

Steering Committee

We are so pleased to have the following individuals guiding this project as members of the steering committee:

  • Farah Aw-Osman, The Centre for Resilience and Social Development
  • Rick Baker, Canadian Association for Retired Persons Ottawa
  • Kate Capogreco, City of Ottawa
  • Bruno Carchidi, Tubman Funeral Homes
  • Janet Dunbrack, Compassionate Ottawa
  • Wen jean Ho, Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre
  • Jack McCarthy, Compassionate Ottawa
  • Monica Patten, Compassionate Ottawa
  • Nicole Redford, City of Ottawa
  • Erinn Salewski, Ottawa Public Health
  • Lisa Sullivan, Hospice Care Ottawa
  • Brian Tardif, Retired, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa (now ABLE2)
  • Krystal Taylor, Community Engagement and Health Advocate
  • Michel Tremblay, Fédération des aînés et retraités francophones de l’Ontario
  • Eva Zacios, St. Luke’s Table

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