Activities for seniors
We offer monthly coffee houses and annual art programs for seniors in Lowertown, and much more
Facilitates the integration of people from various ethnic backgrounds who are new to Canada through services and activities such as counselling, drop-in groups.
Group cooking and eating together on the last Thursday of every month 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Registration required. Contact Shoon at 613.789.3930 x 309
Coffee Time (for tenants of 160 Charlotte Street)
Coffee and conversation on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 am.
Ageless: Intergenerational documentary~Sans âge : Documentaire intergénérational: Joséphine
Ageless: Intergenerational documentary~Sans âge : Documentaire intergénérational: Lenore
Ageless: Intergenerational documentary~Sans âge : Documentaire intergénérational: Veronica
Still Moving – 2015 Lowertown Senior Dance / Danse avec les aînés
Our Intake Program provides information, advocacy, and referral services within the LCRC and to external agencies. Our social workers also offer emergency support and services, as well as crisis and short term counselling for individuals and families.
Lowertown Good Food Box Program
Fresh fruits and vegetables buying a club that offers each month, to everybody interested, the possibility of getting fresh fruits and vegetables at a lower cost (boxes of $10, $15, $20 or $25 organic and $5 fruit bags).
Families and low-income individuals can come at the LCRC to apply for this program. It gives a monthly credit to lower directly the cost of the Hydro Ottawa bill. Please call for the complete list of documents to bring.
Our Community House (located at 145 Beausoleil Street) provides educational, recreational and social programs that meet the needs of the residents of Lowertown East. The Community House also offers a physical space for residents that facilitates the identification of community needs, encourages the social integration of its members and promotes harmony and greater community participation.
Boundaries for the Community House services: St Patrick Street (North) to Rideau Street (South) and Vanier Parkway (East) to King Edward Street (West).
Boundaries for the Food Distribution Program: same as for all other services plus the Byward Market area from Boteler Street (North) to George Street (South) and Kind Edward Street (East) to Sussex Parkway (West).
Millennium Learning Centre
Free access to computers, printer, photocopier and the Internet. Monday through Fridays 9-12pm (closed for lunch) and again from 1-4:30 pm.
Every Tuesday from 7-8:30pm.
Offered at the Community House every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30pm and on Wednesdays from 9am to 11:30pm.
How Do You Want You Like Your Eggs?
Free breakfast à la carte every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30.
We offer emergency food supplies (full once a month and extras every week based on availability) to Lowertown residents (see boundaries/catchment area). Every Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm and Wednesday from 8-11:30am.
The Community Development Program supports community based groups and organizations, engages in social action and the identification of community needs and future project development.
Beginning each spring, people interested in gardening come together to work in the community gardens. From planting to harvesting, the people meet and work together to do the tasks needed in order to get a bountiful garden.
Income Tax Clinics
Every year, every Tuesday night from February to April, the LCRC offers income tax clinics where low-income people can have their tax forms filled by volunteers free of charge.
Lowertown World Music Evenings
A free, fun-filled evening of activities and performances celebrating our community diversity through music.
In collaboration with community partners, this annual Celebration in the Jules Morin Park includes a BBQ, activities for children, music, performances and an opportunity to come together.