Author Archives: Chris

Ximena: The Community Laundry Coop helped her get on her feet after arriving in Canada as a refugee.

Giving Tuesday: Ximena’s Story

A year ago last week, Ximena and her two young children arrived in Canada as refugees. They were fleeing domestic violence, including threats against the children’s lives. They arrived with few possessions and little English. Ximena struggled. She didn’t know where to turn until someone introduced her to the Community Laundry Co-op. That was when…

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Serving More Community in 2022

When Omicron struck a year ago, we knew 2022 would be another tough year for low-income families in Ottawa. But we stuck to our goal of increasing community outreach and engagement, and with the support of our donors, we succeeded. Between January and October, we doubled the number of free counselling sessions provided to marginalized…