Who Benefits

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Soloway Jewish Community Centre

The Soloway Jewish Community Centre is a gathering place for all people to come together in a spirit of diversity, respect and inclusiveness. The Soloway JCC serves thousands of community residents, young and old alike, through educational, cultural, recreational and social programs.

With the support of our generous sponsors and fundraising initiatives the Soloway JCC provides over $90,000 in scholarships annually to families and individuals who financially are unable to cover the cost of membership, preschool and day camp.

The Soloway JCC’s annual Send-a-Kid-to-Camp campaign gives more than 30 children, whose families cannot afford summer camp, unforgettable summer experiences and friendships that last a lifetime.

Through specialty fitness programs such as AquaCan, Post Stroke Aquafit, and Heart Wise Exercise Programs, in conjunction with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, participants with cancer, stroke survivors and those who suffer with cardiac disease have a safe place to exercise. In addition to the physical benefits, these classes provide participants with invaluable peer support.

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The Soloway JCC aquatics department offers programs for children with special needs including Aquatic Adventures for Autistic Children and Private or Group Lessons for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. These classes are taught by lifeguards with special training in these areas.

For more than 60 years the Soloway JCC has been promoting positive, healthy ideals for all members of our community with an emphasis on community involvement.

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The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is a leader in innovative research which translates to new treatments and better patient care.

Every day, new discoveries are made in the research labs at The Ottawa Hospital. These breakthroughs allow The Ottawa Hospital to look beyond the laboratory and see the results which have saved lives, provided better care and stopped suffering. Our researchers are pursuing the answers to the world's most challenging health care problems and they do so with knowledge, experience and compassion. This research is fueled by a passion to create made-in-Ottawa solutions for a healthier world.

When it comes to firsts, The Ottawa Hospital is on the world map fighting cancer with cancer. Dr. Rebecca Auer is studying the impact of surgery on the immune system and cancer recurrence. “Our approach uses cancer-fighting viruses to create a kind of personalized vaccine for each patient, which we hope will help the patient’s own immune system attack their cancer.”

The Ottawa Hospital was first using stem cells to treat septic shock and first to provide groundbreaking treatment for multiple sclerosis using chemotherapy and a stem cell combination. The Ottawa Hospital is also the home of eastern Ontario’s only medical 3D printing program.

To learn more about Tender Loving Research at The Ottawa Hospital, click here.