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Tuesday 13 February

"Cornerstone Housing for Women" 
Sue Garvey

    Every year, almost 1,000 women become homeless in Ottawa. To help address this need Cornerstone Housing for Women provides emergency shelter and safe, permanent housing for a diversity of women.
   Cornerstone focusses women experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness and helps them to build a meaningful life that fits their individual needs. They have 62 emergency shelter beds, full every night, and 68 units of safe, affordable housing in four facilities.
   Our February speaker is Sue Garvey who has been the Executive Director of Cornerstone since 1996 – now for over 20 years.
   Sue has been a social worker in Ottawa since receiving her Masters of Social Work from Carleton University in 1988. Her work experience includes employment with the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Services Centre. She is the founding Coordinator of Daybreak Non-profit Housing and the founding Co-ordinator of Centre 507, a day program for people at risk of homelessness in downtown Ottawa.
   Her particular areas of interest are social justice, women’s issues, poverty, homelessness, affordable housing and community development.
   Cornerstone is a Community Ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
   Cornerstone is presently in the process of working on a new 42-unit supportive affordable housing development in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood, which will be a public-private partnership involving a number of innovative partnerships.


Wednesday 13 March

"Connecting to nature -- Backyards and beyond"
Kate MacNeil


Previous Speakers

2017-18

September

October

November

December

January

Bruce Di Labio -- Birds in the Ottawa region

 David Smith --  Einstein: his life and works

Greg Matte  --  From Helmets to Hardhats

 Charlotte Gray --              The Promise of Canada

 Peter  Hamer -- EMR -- Electronic Medical records

February

March

April

May

June

 

 

 

   

2016-17

September

October

November

December

January

Howard Clifford -- The Wild Child, involving youth with nature

Frank Hitchens --         Are we alone in the universe?

Richard Brisson -- The Enigma Machine

Service Clubs -- Dwight Brown, Rotary, Linda Leinan, Lions

 Barrie Kirk -- Automated vehicles are here to stay

February

March

April

May

June

Dawn and Peter Doyle: Our cruise to Iceland

 Rick Baker  --  CARP

 Caroline Midgley and  Jeannie Mathews --  Home care options

Randy Boswell -- Digital databases help re-discover our past

Brock Godfrey -- Mass marketing fraud awareness

2015-16

September

October

November

December

January

Cheryl Cooper: Tall Ships and the War of 1812

Jonathan Moore: The Franklin Expedition ship Erebus discovery

Kanina Dawson: My Afghan war experience

Ian Smillie: Blood diamonds in Africa

Jane Madigan: Service dogs and anxiety disorder

February

March

April

May

June

Michele Leboldus: Our heritage and the next generation

Robert Hannaberry: "Sooner or Later" housing/ care needs

Gerda Kraft: Making refugees feel welcome

Jim Holmes: Kanata Theatre and the community

Dr. Andrew Frank: Memory loss and Alzheimer's

2014-15

September

October

November

December

January

Joyce Trafford --           The Carp Fair

Joy Forbes --                 The One-Room Schoolhouse

Miriam Rawson -- Matthew House and the Ottawa Furniture Bank

Don Wiles -- Uranium in my Bones

Matt Craig  -- The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

February

March

April

May

June

Norm Christie  -- Canadian war graves -- Our Sacred Places

George Laidlaw -- The joys of Canadian history

Roddy Bolivar -- The Carp Road Corridor BIA

Brian Hartley -- Bridging the  Chasm

Nelson McDougall-- The NAC Orchestra

2013-14

September

October

November

December

January

Mac Evans --             Canada's Space Program

Bob Slack - the Canadian Snowbirds

Dr. Andew Burtch
The Korean War

Doug Harvey-Smith
DesignAbility

Dr. Tim Pychyl -- Procrastination

February

March

April

May

June

Nadine Fowler and Cristina Myers -- The Queensway Carleton Hospital

Barry Risk -- Canada Customs    "The Thinner Blue Line"

Dave Brown -- After 10,000 columns

Guy Thatcher -- Walking the Camino de Saint-Jacques

Terry Currie --              The great Fire of 1870

2012-13

September

October

November

December

January

Dr. Kent MacDonald -- President Algonquin College

Karen Bell -- Seniors Nutrition

Ronald Cohen -- Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa

Dr.Janet Biggar and Jim Jamer -- Empowering youth in Africa

Dr. Aisha Sherazi -- Women in Islam

February

March

April

May

June

Ian Farthing -- St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Matt Warin -- US Embassy         Trafficking in persons

Peter van Boeschoten -- Ottawa Older Adult Plan

Helen Forsey -- Eugene Forsey and the Senate

J.F. Sauriol -- 
Computer Security for Seniors

2011-12

September

October

November

December

January

Max Keeping -- Community Ambassador

Mayor Jim Watson

Guy Parent -- Veterans Ombudsman

Jamie Lunn -- The War Amps of Canada

Allison Knight -- Office of the Information Commissioner

February

March

April

May

June

Barbara Carriere -- Kilimanjaro grannies

Grete Hale --     Baker's daughter

Hon. Bill Rompkey -- Senate reform

Hon.Peter Milliken -- longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons

Rotary Club and Ottawa Police -- The ABC's of Fraud


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