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The WOCRC is now accepting CASH orders for the Good Food Box!

Starting July 2019, WOCRC will be accepting CASH orders for the monthly Good Food Box! Orders can be placed and paid for at Reception during the first week of the month. Orders for July will be accepted in person July 2-5th, during business hours. Hours as follows: Monday 8:30-4:30 Tuesday 8:30-4:30 Wednesday 8:30-8 Thursday 8:30-4:30…

Shelter Voice 2019



Poster for Vigil 2018

Vigil 2018

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Vigil Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2 MacNeil Court – Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) Please join us as we remember the 14 female Engineering students murdered at École Polytechnique, and to honour all women who are victims of violence.  

Urgent Volunteer Needs

We urgently need volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program for the Nepean and Barrhaven areas. If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 613-591-3686 ext. 280 or send an email to

Outdoor Programs for the month of July – Fitzroy Harbour

Please note: The Tuesday Playgroup in Carp is closed during the month of July, but remains open on Thursdays.   For the month of July, we will be offering Outdoor Programming.   July 3rd – Carp Splash Pad July 10th – Shirley’s Bay – CANCELLED July 17th – Fitzroy Beach July 24th – Fitzroy Beach – The Fitzroy Beach outing will not be cancelled unless there is…

West Carleton Breakfast Club Real Estate Agents

The West Carleton Breakfast Club Real Estate Agents donates to Diners Clubs program

On behalf of the WOCRC’s Diners Clubs program, we would like to thank the West Carleton Breakfast Club Real Estate Agents for their donation of over $500.

WOCRC welcomes new Executive Director in new year

WOCRC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Melody Paruboczy as Executive Director of WOCRC effective Jan. 3, 2017.

Martine Dore and Mary Browne

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation donates $5,000 to Chrysalis House

On behalf of the WOCRC’s women’s shelter, Chrysalis House, we would like to thank the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation for their generous donation of $5,000.  This donation was made through payroll deductions from the agents who work at the real estate offices of Royal LePage. In the picture: Martine Dore (left), manager of Chrysalis House accepts a…

Martine Dore and Bill Stewart

terra20 donates portion of sales from event to Chrysalis House

On behalf of the WOCRC’s women’s shelter, Chrysalis House, we would like to thank terra20 for their generous donation of $1,500. 

ADP Client Tony Lawson

New Adult Day Program launched in the City’s west end

The WOCRC, in partnership with Algonquin College and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), has launched a new Adult Day Program (ADP) in the City’s west end.

Ruth Willsher accepts Eva James Award

Ruth Willsher receives the 2015-2016 Eva James Award

Each year, the WOCRC accepts nominations for the Eva James Award, an award established to recognize a volunteer who best personifies the commitment exemplified by Eva James.

Owner of Its a Wrap, Kimberly Glover, says she likes to see the difference she makes in the community.

Its a Wrap Studio & Spa owner donates makeovers to Chrysalis House residents

An unusual yet fortunate connection between a salon and a women’s shelter has led to many smiles from shelter residents’ faces.

Investment Advisor Chris Long

Chris Long’s donations help send The ZONE youth on various outings

“There’s more than Chris Long and four walls,” says Chris Long, Investment Advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy in Kanata. The statement is defended by Long’s continuous contributions to the WOCRC and his community.

The WOCRC Executive Director Cathy Jordan accepts a cheque from the ROI

Consultation project focuses on rural and senior health

West Carleton has been selected as one of eight rural Ontario project sites for the Rural Ontario Institute’s Measuring Rural Community Vitality Initiative.