Category Archives: Volunteer

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Volunteers Step Up During Crisis

June 23, 2020

As an Educational Assistant working with children, Mary was left with limited responsibilities working from home after schools shut down in March due to COVID-19. With more time on her hands, she decided to seek out a volunteer opportunity during the pandemic. Meals on Wheels seemed like the right fit. Her parents were former Meals […]

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COVID-19 Response – Two Months of Action

May 26, 2020

It’s been over two months since the City of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency. No doubt our lives and ways of living has changed drastically. How we interact, communicate, access food, work and play have all been shaken up in unprecedented ways. At Meals on Wheels Ottawa, we have worked extremely hard to ensure the continuity of our essential service to provide nutritious […]

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A not-so Blue Christmas

December 27, 2019

It has been another successful year of Christmas Day deliveries. Prepared by the team at the Newport Restaurant, a delicious, traditional turkey dinner was delivered by 55 volunteers to 106 clients. Jessica Atallah, following in the footsteps of her father Moe Atallah, has continued to generously provide the facility and staff to allow Meals on […]

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Did you know that October is Community Support Month?

October 1, 2019

Community Support Services (CSS), like Meals on Wheels, support over one million Ontarians each year including seniors and adults with disabilities. They help clients live independently in their own homes and communities as long as possible, and reduce the burden on family caregivers and other parts of the health care system. As our population ages, […]

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Family Volunteering

July 16, 2019

With another school year having come to an end and summer upon us, many parents are planning their kid’s summer activities. Although summer is a time for kids to take a break from the sometimes stressful demands of school and simply have fun, it is also a good idea to take advantage of the free […]

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