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It gives Executive Directorme great pleasure to welcome you to the Centre 454 website. Whether you are looking for information on our services, want to learn more about homelessness in Ottawa, or want to know how you can help—you have come to the right place.

It is my hope for this website that, along with finding the information you seek, you also gain a sense of who we are and why we do the work we do. One of the most impressive things I can tell you about the work we do is that we create community for those who are otherwise not welcome. We ensure that all who walk through our doors know that they are welcome and that we are here to help.

Our staff members are incredibly empathetic, compassionate, and passionate about their work. The commitment and professionalism of our staff is evident in all we do. They are the core of who we are as an organization.

Another major part of who we are is our volunteers. About 150 strong, our volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization, providing immeasurable contributions to the people we serve, the organization, and the community at large. Our volunteers are dedicated, generous, and capable individuals who help us provide care and compassion to the people we serve.

Thank you for your interest in Centre 454. We hope you will consider lending your support to the agency’s vital programs and services. Whether volunteering or through financial support, your assistance can make a tremendous difference and positively affect the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our city.


Jennifer Crawford
Executive Director

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