Retirements announced

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Canon Sue Garvey, Executive Director, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), will retire in February, 2019.

Rev. Linda Posthuma, Chaplain, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), on will retire December 31, 2018.

Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch, Chaplain at The Well/La Source and Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret’s Vanier, retires November 30, 2018.


Cornerstone – 373 Princeton Project Update

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It is my privilege to be the Honourary Chair of the Building a Dream Capital Campaign for Cornerstone’s new housing initiative at 373 Princeton Ave in Ottawa.  It will be a beautiful facility that will provide affordable supportive housing for 42 women in Westboro.

I am always amazed by the incredible generosity and support of the people of our Diocese. So many of you have found creative and fun ways to support the project. Many of you have been asking me for updates on the Princeton initiative and what the current needs are. I am delighted that we are so close to achieving our goal but we still have work to do.

The Building the Dream capital campaign has just exceeded $1.4 million dollars!  However, due to unexpected expenses (100 year flood plan, moving a hydro pole, etc.) the capital campaign goal is now $1.9 million.

Huge thanks to the many individuals, parishes and community groups that have already adopted a room. There have been so many fundraising events and activities around the Diocese in support of the Adopt a Room effort. HOWEVER, there are still 16 Adopt a Rooms available at $6,500 each. If you know of any groups or individuals who would like to adopt a room please let us know. We are so close to our goal of providing a lovely home for 42 women. For some, this will be their first safe home.

Please check the new CROWDFUNDING SITE.  This is an interactive site that allows individuals or groups to donate towards the construction costs of the building. Donations of any amount are accepted, with a tax-receipt being issued for donations of $10    or more: https://princeton.cornerstonewomen.ca/

Attached is a save the date card for the upcoming Gift of Jazz concert at 6pm on Feb. 15, 2018 at the National Gallery on Sussex Dr. 50% of tickets purchased through Cornerstone’s website will be donated back to Cornerstone. Tickets are available for $40 each at www.cornerstonewomen.ca. Senior and student tickets are $25 each.

There are many other ways to support this exciting and life-giving project. Monetary donations in any amount will help us reach our goal. They can be made online at www.cornerstonewomen.ca or mailed to the Cornerstone administrative office at 314 Booth St. Ottawa K1R-7K2. If you would like to host an event and would like a member of the Cornerstone Team to be present, they would be most happy to do so.

– Catherine Chapman

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