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2016 AGM Media Award

 The recipient of this year’s ‘Media Excellence’ award at Options Bytown’s 2016 Annual General Meeting is the Tyee Solutions Society, a non-profit organization which focuses on solutions-oriented journalism dealing with social, economic and environmental issues of broad concern to Canadians. The aim is to provide citizens with credible information which will empower them to seize opportunities for positive change, and to do so in an environment where there has been significant loss in professional news resources in the mainstream media.

Options Bytown recognizes Tyee Solutions Society for “The Housing Fix”, a year-long project bringing together articles it has produced in the last five years dealing with a wide range of housing issues and potential solutions. Covering everything from the critical analysis of housing statistics, through housing in federal budgets, to “case study” articles looking at individuals, their housing problems and actual solutions from across Canada, “The Housing Fix” is a well-researched and powerful presentation of housing and homelessness in Canada. The project will culminate later this year with events in Vancouver and Ottawa that will promote and seek to advance specific solutions on the national scene.   The presentation by Options Bytown’s board member Benedict Wray was made to Kristen Holinsky the Program Manager for the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and representing Tyee Solutions Society.

Hoarding Pilot Project

This innovative pilot project sought to build capacity and knowledge on how to treat people who have issues with clutter in their home and suffer from persistent and severe mental illness and who live in supportive and supported housing in Ottawa. Two clutter coaches were specifically hired and trained for the implementation of this program.


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We're Doing It Again...

We’re Doing it Again...Whole Foods

An exciting partnership between Options Bytown and Whole Foods Market.

Join us Saturday, June 25th at Whole Foods Market at Lansdowne Park between  2 pm and 4 pm. There Options Bytown will be exchanging customers’ plastic shopping bags for Whole Foods reusable bags.


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Options Bytown and Whole Foods Market

A very exciting partnership has been established between Options Bytown and Whole Foods Market at Lansdowne Park!  Beginning April 11th until July 3rd any customer who brings in their own reusable bag will receive a 10 cent credit.  The customer can then decide to donate it to Options Bytown.

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