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Ottawa CED Directory of Goods and Services

CED Definition

Community Economic Development (CED) creates social and economic opportunities for those who would otherwise be limited from fully participating in the economic life of our community.

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Business Services

Computer Wise

Computer Wise offers a range of products and services that include business cards, marketing and promotional material such as flyers and posters, income tax receipts, document creation and assembly, shredding, multimedia presentations, labels, newsletters, letter merges, financial reports and corporate/family calendars. Computer Wise also offers affordable resume and scanning and printing services. Computer Wise is a unique workplace where people with disabilities do meaningful work using various adaptive devices to access computers, such as mini-keyboards, expanded keyboards, headpointers, and foot-switches.

The participants at Computer Wise need a bit more time to get a job done but they deliver a top quality product. Computer Wise participants are involved in all aspects of the operation of the office.

Contact
Bernadette Lee-Wo, Program  Manager

270 Durocher Street
Ottawa, ON    
K1L 7S6
tel: (613) 744-3562
fax: (613) 744-3562
e-mail: compwise@trytel.com
website: http://www.cwise.org

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Y's Owl Maclure

Y's Owl Maclure's employment program is a comprehensive program whereby their members, are integrated into a company's existing workforce as paid employees. This is a fully supported process that assists the employer with all aspects of training and ongoing follow-up.

Contact:
Hugh Nelson

Y's Owl Maclure Co-Operative Centre
1140 Morrison Drive,
Suite 100 Ottawa,
ON K2H 8S9
Tel: (613) 721-1500
Fax: (613) 721-6223
Email: ysowl@magma.ca
Website: http://www.ysowlmaclure.org/

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Catering

Coop Beldajia

Coop Beldajia provides a catering service with traditional somalian food such as samosas, rice, shwarma and salads. The Coop also produces and markets a tropical hot sauce. Beldajia is a Somalian word that means “community sharing.” The Centre created the Coop in January 2002 for Integration, Training and Economic Development (CIFODE). The Coop facilitates the socio-economic integration of French-speaking women from racial minority groups in Ottawa.

Contact
Fedora

400-251 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1X3
tel: (613) 569-2456
fax: (613) 569-3205
email: info@cifode.ca
web site: www.cifode.ca

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Krackers Katering

Krakers Katering catering services offer light lunches, sandwich trays, salads, fruit and cheese trays, fresh baked desserts and breakfast trays, as well as a hot meal option. Krakers Katering is an Agency Supported Entrepreneurial Business (ASEB) that operates under the auspice of Causeway Work Center Inc.  Founded in 1999, Krakers Katering is a community economic development initiative designed to assist persons with severe and persistent mental illness gain control over their lives. Krackers Katering provides training opportunities and paid employment, and presents a positive image of people with mental illness as productive, contributing members of our community.

Contact
Sujin Chan, Program Manager

22 O'Meara St., Ste.204
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4N6
tel: (613) 792-4954
fax: (613) 792-4957
e-mail: krackers@magma.ca

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People First

People First encourages people with low income to work co-operatively in order to develop self-sustaining economic initiatives which will be of benefit to themselves and to the community. Initiatives include: Vegetarian catering, Fabric Art, Stained Glass, and Stationary.

Contact
Sue Evens

c/o All Saints Lutheran Church
1061 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6B7
tel: (613) 726-1418
e-mail: people.first@on.aibn.com

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The Roasted Cherry

The Roasted Cherry Coffee House offers catering with a broad menu of items that include sandwiches, wraps salads and desserts. Services can range from the ease of coffee of pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads to full course meals.  Catering services can be as out of the box as you would like…imagine a brown bag luncheon served to each of your guests, personalized with their name, a smile for the day and/or a question/brain teaser related to your function
The Roasted Cherry Coffee House is a youth entrepreneurial program of New Beginnings for Youth,  a local charity serving the needs of youth and supporting learning outside of traditional classrooms since 1986.

Contact
Monika

93 O'Connor St.
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5M8
tel: (613) 236-1656
e-mail: mail@roastedcherry.com
website: www.roastedcherry.com

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Clothing

La Coopérative 301

"La Coopérative 301" is a non-profit co-operative whose mission is to benefit the community by creating healthy environments for learning and working that foster the personal and professional growth of its members. Coop 301 is home to a sewing cooperative that offers clothing alterations, custom orders and ready-made goods such as hats, coats for dogs, tote bags, umbrella holders and many other practical and whimsical household items. 

Contact
Lucile Champagne

153 Chapel Street (Lower level)
Ottawa, ON 
K1N 1H5
tel: (613) 562-1739
email: coop301@magma.ca

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Ottawa Neighbourhood Services

Clothing and household items and furniture are available for purchase. Ottawa Neighbourhood Services offers occupational training and employment opportunities for unemployed and persons with disabilities.

Contact
Clarence McNully

1071 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R2
tel : 728-3737
fax: 728-4453
website: www.Ottawaneighbourhoodservices.ca

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St. John's Community Store

St. John's Community store provides a variety of donated goods at affordable prices. Items such as clothes, linens, cutlery, shoes, arts and crafts supplies, and personal care products can be purchased. The community shop also hands out vouchers in the amount of $30.00 to people in need. With these vouchers basic necessities can be purchased. The store is run solely by volunteers and all proceeds go to St. John's Anglican Church Outreach program.

Contacts
Diana Lize
Valerie Mansfield

St. John's Anglican Church
154 Somerset St. W
Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
tel: (613) 594-8861
fax: (613) 594-5875
e-mail: stjohns@cyberus.ca

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St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc

Store sells used clothing, furniture and appliances.
Free pick up for clothing, furniture and small appliances. Collections can be arranged by phone.

Contact
Anthony O’Reilly
Sharron Ducharme

1273 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 3A6
tel: 722-7166
fax: 722-6505
e-mail: svdp@ottawa.com

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Crafts (Cards, Jewellery etc.)

Kré-axion

Kré-axion produces handicrafts made by French-speaking participants with mental health problems. Kré-axion offers greeting cards illustrated with drawings or photographs that are tailor-made for special occasions such as Christmas, St-Valentine's Day. Birthdays etc. Hand-made bead necklaces are also available.

Contact
Betty Kamenyero

273 MacArthur Avenue
Ottawa (Vanier), ON
K1L 6P3
tel: (613) 744-2244
fax: (613) 742-0986
e-mail: infos@coopcarpediem.com
web site: www.coopcarpediem.com

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Harvest House Ministries

Residents and staff of Harvest House Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program create cards. The Skills Development Program of Harvest House enables the residents to develop their talents and raise their self-esteem.

Contact
Nicole Plaschy

3435 Ramsayville Rd.
Gloucester, ON
K1G 3N2
tel: (613)521-9114
fax: (613) 521-7903
email: hh2@magma.ca
wesite: www.harvesthouse.org

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People First

People First encourages people with low income to work co-operatively in order to develop self-sustaining economic initiatives which will be of benefit to themselves and to the community. Initiatives include: Vegetarian catering, Fabric Art, Stained Glass, and Stationary.

Contact
Sue Evens

c/o All Saints Lutheran Church
1061 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6B7
tel: (613) 726-1418
e-mail: people.first@on.aibn.com

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Employment Placement Services

Coopérative Horizon Emploi

Coopérative Horizon Emploi is a nonprofit placement agency that helps Francophones with an intellectual impairment develop their employability and enter the work force. The Coopérative assists its clientele with job searches and job creation initiatives, and provides the support needed to facilitate their getting and keeping a job.

Contact:
Socia Latulippe

235, Donald Street,
Suite 263 Ottawa,
Ontario K1K 1N1
Tel: 613-747-2727
Fax: 613-747-8269
E-mail: horizon@on.aibn.com

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Food

Café des Ateliers

Café des Ateliers is a small café run by and for the members of Carpe Diem Work Co-operative. It has been in business since October 2002. It is also a place where people with mental health issues can come together and feel at ease. The café offers a special summer menu offering two kinds of salads and two kinds of sandwiches rounds out a regular menu of coffee with a variety of meals. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:
Betty Kamenyero
 
273 MacArthur Avenue
Ottawa (Vanier), ON
 K1L 6P3
tel: (613) 744-2244
fax: (613) 742-0986
e-mail: infos@coopcarpediem.com
web site: www.coopcarpediem.com

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Fair TradeMark Canada

FairTrade Mark Canada is an organization that operates out of Ottawa to help companies purchase green and/or fairly-traded products. Fairtrade criteria include credit for farmers at reasonable prices reflecting the value of farm labour. Certified, fair trade coffee can be purchased locally at Bridegehead Inc.

Contact
Chantal Havard

323 Chapel St 2nd floor
Ottawa, ON
K1N 7Z2
tel: (613) 563-3351
fax: (613) 237-5969
e-mail: fairtrade@transfair.ca
website: www.transfair.ca

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La Siembra Coop

As a fair trade worker co-operative La Siembra offers consumers high-quality, certified fair trade organic products such as fair traded hot chocolate, cocoa powder and evaporated sugar can juice. La Siembra also assist co-op producers to improve the livelihood of family farmers and the well-being of communities and engages in education with respect to fair trade and sustainable employment.

Contact
Colin MacDougall

98 Hawthorne
Ottawa, ON
K1S 0B1
tel: (613) 235-6122
fax: (613) 235-6877
website: www.lasiembra.com

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Ottawa Organic Food Alternatives

Ottawa Organic Food Alternatives (OOFA) has been in operation for 12 years. It is committed to creating community among city and farm families, who support each other towards sustainable lifestyles (Canadian Organic Growers, 2000c). OOFA purchases local organic food in season. There is a membership fee of $26 per year for each adult in the family. Members must attend an orientation and fulfill 22 "green hours" per year. Members are also encouraged to spend time on the farms to help. Fresh vegetables are ordered weekly from farmers throughout the year, and dry goods including rice, beans and canned products are ordered three times a year. Members have over 100 items to choose from.

Contact
Randi Cherri

358 Sunnyside
Ottawa, ON
K1S 0S4
tel: (613) 730-0606

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People First

People First encourages people with low income to work co-operatively in order to develop self-sustaining economic initiatives which will be of benefit to themselves and to the community. Initiatives include: Vegetarian catering, Fabric Art, Stained Glass, and Stationary.

Contact
Sue Evens

c/o All Saints Lutheran Church
1061 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6B7
tel: (613) 726-1418
e-mail: people.first@on.aibn.com

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St. Albert Co-op Cheese Factory

The St. Albert Co-op Cheese Factory has been producing and selling cheese for over 100 years. It employs 50 full time staff and 20 part-time employees.

Contact
Rejean Ouimet

150 St.Paul Street
St. Albert, ON
K0A 3C0
tel: (613) 987-2872

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The Roasted Cherry

The Roasted Cherry Coffee House offers a unique, hands on experience inside a fully operational cafe being run by youth in support of youth. The Cafe provides and exciting venue to: enhance your entrepreneurial and leadership skills and to take on the responsibility of running and maintaining a business. The Roasted Cherry Student Co-op placement program will also work with you to plan and ultimately kick off a business project of interest to you within the cafe.

Contact
Laurie Batstone
Greg Lowell

93 O'Connor St.
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5M8
tel: (613) 236-1656
e-mail: mail@roastedcherry.com
website: www.roastedcherry.com

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Home Décor (Interior and Exterior)

Against the Grain

Against The Grain (ATG) produces top quality residential signage. They offer a core group of designs and can also accomodate custom orders. Against The Grain is part of LiveWorkPlay, a charitable organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The ATG initiative offers a place where people can say "I MADE THIS" and take pride in being part of a team that has professional standards and produces the finest in residential signage.

Contact
Keenan Wellar

153 Chapel Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1H5
tel. (613) 235-9550 x 221
fax. (613) 235-3807
email: keenan@liveworkplay.ca
website:www.liveworkplay.ca/ATG

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Gentleman Furniture

Gentleman Furniture is the storefront space for a range of furniture items. These items include true works of art such as Victorian- era hardwood dressers, desks of every kind and size, chairs, dining tables, rockers for babies.

Customers can also bring in furniture for repair or recovering. The items are refurbished as a skills-program delivered by the Canadian Office of Human Rights (COHR). COHR is a charitable organization whose main mission is to help former inmates and youth who have had contact with the law

Contact
Gaston Nicholas

1004 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 2X9
Tel: (613) 722-3598 (store), (613) 594-9466

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Good Day Workshop

The Good Day Workshop is a non-profit outreach program specializing in quality furniture refinishing. The workshop provides a supportive and productive atmosphere for persons who are over the age of sixteen and have a variety of needs due to addictions, homelessness, unemployment, mental health etc. The workshop participants gain sheltered work, limited shared income, peer support and new skills. The customers gain quality furniture refinishing at reasonable prices. Participants of the program share the earned proceeds 60/40 with the shop.

Contact
211 Bronson Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6H5
tel: (613) 236-4979

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Habitat for Humanity Restore

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle. Restores are building supply stores that accept and sell inexpensive building materials. They generate funds to support Habitat's building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills! They are an environmentally friendly store that makes sense!

Contact
Hugh Milman

1335 Leeds Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1B 5K9
tel: (613) 744-7769
fax: (613) 744-6990
e-mail: restore@habitatncr.com
website: www.habitat.ca

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Ottawa Neighbourhood Services

Clothing and household items and furniture are available for purchase.  Ottawa Neighbourhood Services offers occupational training and employment opportunities for unemployed and persons with disabilities.

Contact
Clarence McNully
1071 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R2
tel : 728-3737
fax: 728-4453
website: www.Ottawaneighbourhoodservices.ca

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St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc

Store sells used clothing, furniture and appliances.
Free pick up for clothing, furniture and small appliances. Collections can be arranged by phone.

Contact
Anthony O’Reilly
Sharron Ducharme

1273 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 3A6
tel: 722-7166
fax: 722-6505
e-mail: svdp@ottawa.com

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Youthworks

Youthworks offers interior and exterior painting services, as well as landscaping services, at competitive rates to housing co-ops. Co-op youth work on contracts secured by Youthworks. Youthworks is a summer employment program for youth living in the Ottawa area housing co-ops. The youth are paid a salary according to the hours worked. The staff are trained by professional painters and landscapers and are closely supervised.

Contact
Olga Tasci, Member Service Manager

311-225 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1P9
tel: (613) 230-2201 ext. 223
fax: (613) 230-2231
e-mail: otasci@chaseo.org

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Laundry

Centretown Laundry Co-op

The Centretown Laundry Co-op is a welcoming and caring community that provides accessible, affordable, environmentally friendly self-service laundry for anyone who needs it. Members volunteer and participate to keep the Co-op going and to develop and share their skills and abilities. The Co-op have a CED project where member participants do laundry for other organizations and get paid for it, so we can be part of a stronger Centretown Community. The Co-op is a project of Centretown Community Health Centre, First United Church, and McLeod-Stewarton United Church, and receives some funding from United Way/Centraide Ottawa.

Contact
Eliisa Bruder, CLC Coordinator
Marianela Santamaria, CED Mentor

211 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1L 6H5
tel: (613) 565-4712? (613) 565-4524
fax: (613) 233-2062
e-mail: info@centretownlaundrycoop.ca

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Historical CED Initiatives

Dare to Dream (2003-2004)


South-East Ottawa Centre for a healthy community in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Community Foundation offered a savings program for people with low income called Dare to Dream. This program helped people with low incomes save for a future, learn about saving money, and have their savings matched. Dare to Dream is an Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program.

Contact
David Hole, Executive Director

1355 Bank Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
tel: (613) 737-7195 ext 403
fax: (613) 739-8199

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Ottawa Local Employment & Trading System (LETS)

Ottawa LETS is an individual, family and community capacity-building network open to all residents of the National Capital Region who share its vision, mission and values. The goal is to create a vibrant local community of individuals, families and local businesses empowering one another through the exchange of goods and services using a "virtual" community currency. Ottawa LETS provides a community barter system offering a friendly means to supplement your income. LETS members trade goods and service using a local currency called Ecodollars.

Contact
c/o Centretown Community Health Centre
420 Cooper St.
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2N6
tel : (613) 860-LETS (860-5387)
website: www.flora.org/lets-dev

Promo-Vision

Promo-Vision is an enterprise that sells business cards. 1000 business cards printed on 12 point paper with a glossy finish and four-colour separation costs $99. The people in charge of Promo-vision are all members of the Carpe Diem Work Cooperative.

Contact
Betty Kamenyero

338 Montreal Road, Suite 201
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6B3
tel: (613) 742-0053 extensions 216 and 218
fax: (613) 742-0986
e-mail: infos@coopcarpediem.com
web site: www.coopcarpediem.com

 

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