Successful Art!

Thank you so much to the local artists of the Navan Fine Arts Group. In April this talented group held their annual spring sale at the Navan arena and raised close to $500 in support of our Centre. If you would like to see some of their beautiful items for sale please click here to visit their web site .

Ottawa Race weekend…Bellefleur Physio’s winning team!

On May 26th the “Fast and the Fleurious” team from Bellefleur Physiotherapy here in Orléans ran in support of our Centre. Thanks to their team’s incredible efforts they were able to collectively raise just shy of $2,000… but they have not stopped trying to reach their goal even though the race is now done. If you would like to support their amazing journey please click here. Thank you to this hard working team for their dedicated support!


“Move Your Feet so Kids Can Eat” Annual Charity Walk-A-Thon

In support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

Please join us for the 2oth annual “Move Your Feet so Kids Can Eat” Walk-a-Thon Hosted by the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club.
This is a great community event for the whole family!

Registration and start time:

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
5 & 10 km mapped walks
Orléans-Cumberland Community
Resource Centre
240 Centrum Blvd #105, Orléans,
Ontario, K1E 3J4
Walk ends at: 1 p.m.

Contact: Kathy Luten
Tel / Tél: 613 830-7437 Fax / Téléc: 830-4196

Printable Pledge Sheet Download at:

Run for Orléans-Cumberland CRC ~ Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Scotiabank Charity Challenge or
Kichesippi Workplace Runoff

Thanks to the incredible team at Bellefleur Physiotherapy, our Centre has received the great honour of being one of the official charities receiving funds from this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge/ Kichessippi Workplace Runoff during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend on May 26-27, 2018. Emily and the rest of the Bellefleur “Fast and the FLEURiousteam have already begun their fundraising challenge, won’t you help them via a donation OR join them and help to support the OCCRC in reaching our 2018 goal of $3,500?

Sign up to run 2k, 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon or full marathon on May 26-27, 2018. When registering for your race, be sure to select the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre as the charity you wish to run in support of in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge or Kichessippi Workplace Runoff section of the signup form.

Register to Run          Sign up to Fundraise          Support our Runners

Step-by-step instructions for registering for the Ottawa Race Weekend
(Scotiabank Charity Challenge): 

  • Register for the event you would like to race in HERE
  • Choose the day you wish to participate/ your event (2K/5K/10K/Kids marathon,etc)
  • Fill in your Participant Information fields
  • Under Scotia Charity Challenge click the “Create Personal Fundraising Web Page”
  • Choose Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre as the charity you would like to run for
  • Continue filling out fields
  • Enter credit card information
  • You will receive a confirmation email confirming your registration from the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
  • Create your fundraising page for Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre HERE OR contact Cindy for assistance getting started. Please ensure to choose “ participate as an individual”
  • Start fundraising by sharing your fundraising page link through your social media and network channels.
  • Run/walk proudly on May 26/27, knowing you made a difference in right here in our community!

Step-by-step instructions for registering your workplace for the Kichesippi Workplace Runoff challenge:

  • Register for the workplace challenge HERE
  • Choose your charity (hopefully the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre)
  • Get your team tracking code (email your complete team list to )
  • Sign up for your race
  • Create your team page
  • Train and fundraise!
  • Enjoy a fun filled with your team knowing you are making a difference for families and individuals here is Orléans, Cumberland, Sarsfield, Vars, Navan and Carlsbad Springs!
  • **Everyone who participates in the Kitchesippi Workplace Runoff will receive a ticket to an Ottawa Champions baseball game… GRAND Prize
    A VIP Kichesippi Party for your team including;
    Brewery tour, Lunch, samples, mini brewing course

Every dollar raised by our participants directly supports the OCCRC’s Food Bank and Volunteer programs.

 Questions? Contact Cindy  at 613-830-4357 ext. 305

Thank you to all those who participate in this great community event!

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers awarded to Col (Ret’d) Jarrott Wilbert Holtzhauer

On April 11, Mayor Jim Watson presented 21 Sovereign Medals for Volunteers on behalf Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.

Col (Ret’d) Jarrott Wilbert Holtzhauer has been an active fundraiser for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre for 22 years, as well as a committed member of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum. He is supporting the Food Bank, community activities and is an active member of the Fund Development and Promotion Program Committee. His resourcefulness and knowledge has helped build relationships with local sponsors and donors in order to maintain quality programs for the community.



Marie-France Lalonde visits the OCCRC’s Youth Drop-In

It is with much enthusiasm that the participants in the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) Youth Space Program (14–18 years) welcomed M.P.P. Marie-France Lalonde on Thursday April 19th. As youth shared a meal with Mrs. Lalonde, they engaged in discussions on how planned activities are important, as well as opportunities to interact with other youth in their community and to get informed, such as was the case with Mrs. Lalonde’s visit to the OCCRC. During the event with Mrs. Lalonde, youth were eager to ask her questions about her role and responsibilities as an M.P.P.

“The drop-in is a place where youth can have fun together; they can also share information and experiences, and learn successful communications skills as they make new friends. Our role is to coach youth, support and encourage them to practice a number of skills in a healthy and safe environment,” explained Tanya Lapointe Harris, Youth Counsellor with the OCCRC.

Marie-France Lalonde emphasized the passion and dedication that Youth Workers Tanya Lapointe Harris and Joël Beauchesne demonstrate in delivering this comprehensive service offering. ‘’I am proud that a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) provides support to youth with their interpersonal skills and helps them develop their self-esteem.’’ – Marie-France Lalonde, Ottawa-Orléans M.P.P.

The OCCRC Youth Program is currently funded by the OTF through a grant of $ 394,100 for three years, which allows the OCCRC to offer three components of service:
– A weekly drop-in available in different formats (mixed night, girls only night, LGBTQ2+);
– One-on-one counselling service for youth ages 12–18;
– A series of workshops called SELFY Workshops that are held in Orléans-Cumberland schools. Developed for youth from grades 9–12, the workshops help them improve their self-esteem and resilience. Each workshop is based on a social and emotional learning component and discusses the following competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal skills and decision making. Each of these components is integrated into the program’s three parts.

“Every day, we witness how this funding benefits youth and helps them reach their full potential.’’ explains Chantal Pomerleau, Program Manager with the OCCRC. When a youth is faced with challenges at school, at home or with friends, it is often difficult for him or her to manage them. Anxiety and stress are recurring problems for youth who are part of our catchment area. Our workshops, in addition to drop-ins and counselling services, provide youth with the tools that they need to manage these situations now and later on in their lives.
It matters to the OCCRC that youth are aware that the Centre is there to help them acquire the skills that they need to overcome challenges. That is why it is important to strengthen connections between families, schools and community organizations such as ours.


Ottawa, April 5th, 2018 – This morning, Ms.Kim Donaldson, Vice President, of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) presented a cheque of $ 5,000 to Ms. Hélène Quesnel, Chair of the OCCRC Board, and Ms. Suzanne Wert, Manager of Finance and Administration of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre who were accompanied by the Honorable Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa—Orléans, present for the ceremony.

“IBC is proud to partner with organizations like the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. Having a safe place to come together as a community is an important part of your residents’ physical, social and mental health. We see across the country the benefits of communities supporting each other.” said Kim Donaldson, VP, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada.