Students for Literacy Ottawa
We are a volunteer group, established in 1994. Students for Literacy in Ottawa is a local chapter of Frontier College. Currently we work with children and youth in the Ottawa area who have a high need of help with their reading and writing. We believe that literacy is a right and we work towards achieving literacy for all. We have a student club at Carleton and uOttawa as well as community volunteers. We run free reading circles and after-school programs for children.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Mayor Bob Chiarelli Declares Aug 24 "Volunteer Day"
This was in the Frontier Inbox today....
We still have a few hours left to celebrate!
From: Bob Chirarelli, Mayor, City of Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa Day
August 24, 2005
“ WHEREAS, for 50 years Volunteer Ottawa has been a critical link between
volunteer energy and community need through its promotion of volunteerism to
individuals, groups, workplaces and schools; and
WHEREAS, the City of Ottawa has supported volunteer involvement through
Volunteer Ottawa since 1955; and
WHEREAS, the City of Ottawa is proud to be a city where community
involvement is encouraged and civic responsibility is gladly shouldered; a
city where not-for-profit organizations and public institutions build their
capacity to engage volunteers successfully; and a city that embodies the
spirit of community;
THEREFORE, I, Bob Chiarelli, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, do hereby proclaim
August 24th as Volunteer Ottawa Day in the City of Ottawa, in recognition of
our common goal of investing in our community to ensure that it continues to
grow and prosper.”
Students For Literacy in the News
Last week, Lyndsay and I had the chance to go to Toronto for the Frontier College Summer Leadership Forum for Volunteers. I can post more info on that later, but I wanted to put up a link to a news piece in one of the local Toronto weekly newspapers about a Human Scrabble Game we did while we were there. Lyndsay from uOttawa was quoted in the piece!
Check it out at: http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_08.25.05/op/wanderingeye.html
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Welcome to the SFLO Blog!
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