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Centre 454

Centre 454 a beautiful history!

In 1954, the Centre was founded by the Council for Social Services of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa to provide support to Anglican men who were preparing to re-enter society from jail. As services expanded and changed, the Centre moved into 454 King Edward Avenue in...

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The Well

Joan Gullen’s Reflections on The Well

Joan Gullen March 2015 I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with Joan, Matron of The Well, where she shared with me her reflections of The Well. Joan has been involved with The Well for over 10 years along with her expansive career in social services and as a community...

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The Well- Rosemary Watkins

Rosemary was a dedicated volunteer at The Well contributed countless hours to the Women of The Well from the early 1990s until her passing in 2013. Rosemary began as a Arts & Crafts Facilitator, but was always ready to help out anywhere she was needed. Every...

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The Well- Beth Cook

The Well - Beth Cook  As a longstanding volunteer, mentor, friend, shepherdess and “number cruncher” (i.e. accountant) at The Well, Beth began as one of the visionaries of The Anglican Diocesan ministries serving women, supporting the development of the emergency...

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The Well’s ‘Knowledge Centre’ opens

December 2011 The Well/La Source The Well's 'Knowledge Centre' opens As proud and honoured recipients of a $25,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund, The Well/ La Source recently celebrated the grand opening of our "Well Connected Knowledge Centre", the culmination...

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The Well’s ‘Muffin Lady’

March 2010 The Well's 'Muffin Lady' For I was hungry and you gave me food... I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Mt 25:35 By the Rev. Gregor Sneddon "They call me the Muffin Lady but i would rather be one of four or five muffin ladies..." So says Rosemary Watkins,...

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Self-publishing project empowering for women of The Well

November 1998 Self-publishing project empowering for women of The Well "We did it, girls!" someone called out to the accompaniment of cheers and laughter as women of The Well/La Source celebrated the completion of a self-produced gratitude journal of drawings,...

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The Well celebrates an anniversary

April 1991 The Well celebrates an anniversary It was a dark and stormy night on March 4th when friends and supporters of The Well/La Source gathered at St. John's, Elgin Street to celebrate another year of ministry to and with women. The Well is open as a drop-in...

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‘The Well’: an alternative for women

February 5, 1988, THE CENTRETOWN NEWS, Page 15 'The Well': an alternative for women by Sarah Gilbert On a bitter winter day, just after lunchtime, the church basement is filled with women talk- ing and the warm smell of food and coffee. The Well, the only women's...

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St Luke's Table

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