A Message from Our President
As we look forward to 2020, our 114th year of helping individuals in need in Ottawa and across Canada, I again want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way this past year.
While 2020 will offer us the opportunity to build links with those who have not received our support before, it will also allow us to continue to engage and help those organizations we come to know well. The Youville Centre is one such example. The Centre will be the focus recipient of funds from this year's 59th House & Garden Tour on May 9th.
Like many individuals and groups worldwide, we in Laurentian Chapter are deeply concerned about the impact of single-use plastics on people and the environment. Because of this, we are replacing all single-use plastics with alternatives, where they exist, at our events.
2020 promises, as well, to be a year of learning for the Chapter. While we will continue to use tried and tested methods to carry out our various functions, we also plan to investigate and use new approaches to ensure we keep pace with the demands of the 21st Century.