Hopes Rising


This week, I had the pleasure of joining 9 of my Councillor colleagues in support of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s Hopes Rising Campaign for mental health services for adults of all ages in west Ottawa.


The Hopes Rising campaign donations will support a new, therapeutic environment to deliver the best in holistic mental healthcare for patients and families at Queensway Carleton Hospital as well as enhance emergency programs and services for people in a mental health crisis and, help strengthen connections to community mental health support services.


Together with Councillors Harder, Wilkinson, El-Chantiry, Taylor, Chiarelli, Egli, Moffatt, Qaqish, and Hubley, we have set a goal to raise $500,000 toward mental health resources through various fundraisers in this year-long campaign.


Funds raised will go toward renovation of the mental health unit in the hospital which provides acute mental health services to over 400,000 in West Ottawa; the unit has not had any major enhancements since opening over 40 years ago.


I would like to thank all representatives of the Hopes Rising campaign, the campaign chairs: Erin and Chris Phillips, and all of my councillor colleagues for embarking on this great initiative.


To donate, please visit www.Ambassadors.qchfoundation.ca.


For more information on Hopes Rising, please visit: www.hopesrising.ca.