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Options Bytown - Anniversary Celebration - 25 years of housing, supporting and enriching lives

  • Ottawa Police Association Hall 141 Catherine St Ottawa, ON, K2P 1C3 Canada (map)


Options Bytown is a non-profit organization that provides HousingPlus services in Ottawa, combining affordable housing with on-site counselling, training and other services for people who need help to live independently

We help people who face social isolation and other complex challenges – individuals who may have very low incomes, a history of homelessness or special needs that may relate to mental illness, HIV/AIDS or substance use.

HousingPlus, also known as "supportive housing", reduces reliance on costly emergency, health and social services and, more importantly, helps people to be strong and successful members of the community. Since they now have housing and on-site support, tenants build relationships and a sense of community within their buildings and are encouraged to contribute to the health and safety of their neighbourhoods.
Featuring Frank O’Dea: 

Audiences are captivated as they hear the inspiring story of this one-time homeless panhandler who rose from the streets to co-found The Second Cup and a series of other successful businesses and international not-for-profit organizations.

Frank’s story of success and his powerful message of Hope Vision Action, motivates his audiences to make a difference, in their homes, in their careers, in their communities. Everyone who has ever heard Frank O’Dea speak comes away with a “Yes I can attitude.”


Options Bytown


Contact Name for Event: Glen Wasson

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Earlier Event: June 13
Rock & Rescue Ottawa 2015
Later Event: June 20