The City of Ottawa’s Community and Protective Services Committee has approved an additional $135,000 for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre to help pay for the recent renovations and improvements to the centre at 240 Centrum Blvd.
“The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre does amazing work in our community,” says Cumberland Councilor Stephen Blais. “This funding from the City will help offset the costs of their recent expansion.”
The development of the OCCRC’s new facility at 240 Centrum Boulevard was completed in 2010 but did not receive City funding due to budget constraints.
“I’ve often said a society is judged by how we treat our most vulnerable,” adds Blais. “Despite our wealth, there are families in Orléans and Cumberland who are struggling. The OCCRC provides much needed support for our friends and neighbours in their time of need.”
The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) provides comprehensive neighbourhood-based facilities and services that meet the physical, emotional, social, economic and mental needs of the Francophone and Anglophone residents in the east end of Ottawa. It also acts as a local food bank for families in need.