Community Engagement / Engagement Communautaire

City Declares February 8 as Toque Tuesday in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa has declared Tuesday, February 8, 2011 as Toque Tuesday in Ottawa.

Raising the Roof, a national campaign in its 14th year, aims to raise awareness of homelessness through its toque program. Half a million toques have been sold in Canada since the program began.

“Despite the great wealth of our community every day there are thousands of youth, adults, seniors and whole families without a place to call home,” says Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais. “Toque Tuesday is a day to raise awareness about homelessness and to find solutions to help people keep a roof over their head.”

Blais Personally Thanks Cumberland Volunteer Firefighters

Blais Personally Thanks Cumberland Volunteer Firefighters

As part of Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais’ effort to provide strong rural representation, he accompanied by Fire Chief Tim McNeely, toured Cumberland Ward’s four fire stations this week to gain a better understanding of the work performed by these everyday heroes in our community.
Copyright © 2017 Stephen Blais