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Crescent Continues to Give Back

Crescent Continues to Give Back

Staff member Danielle DeSa put a call out to her friends and family to gather donations for men, women, and especially children’s clothing as she had heard from our other donation initiatives happening at Crescent that many families were experiencing homelessness, or...

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Giving Back to the Community

Giving Back to the Community

A group at Crescent Community Participation Supports Program recently connected with Heart Pillows Kingston. A local group led by a front-line RN who works within the cardiac program at Kingston General Hospital. The volunteer-led program provides supplies to...

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100 Years of Service

100 Years of Service

Crescent Centre staff are celebrating a combined 100 years of service. Four staff at Crescent are celebrating 25 years of service this year, and we recently took the opportunity to celebrate their milestone. CEO Alastair Lamb praised our four staff for their...

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Local Art Show- A Huge Success

Local Art Show- A Huge Success

Ongwanada played host to an art show and exhibit on Wednesday, October 5, at the Resource Centre. It was the first event of its scale for Amy Fenton and was a huge success. Amy had over 50 paintings, pieces of jewelry, and wood decorations on hand, with almost...

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The True Meaning of Ongwanada

The True Meaning of Ongwanada

Over the past year and a half, our organization has been working with various individuals and Indigenous language experts to understand the meaning of Ongwanada. Initially, the organization believed that the word was Ojibwa; however, we have since learned it is of...

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You Are Invited

You Are Invited

Join us for Amy's art exhibition and sale on Wednesday, October 5. The show will happen at the Ongwanada Resource Centre (191 Portsmouth Avenue) from 9 a.m. - noon and 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. Amy's beautiful art will be available for viewing and sale. Cash only, please....

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Auxiliary Celebration

Auxiliary Celebration

Excitement was in the air as members of Ongwanada’s Auxiliary met for a final celebration on August 9, 2022. It was clear the group has developed a special bond over the years as many stories and memories were shared. The members were reunited to celebrate their many...

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Our Guys

Our Guys

What can I say? This isn't just a job for us. It's a calling. We've been called to ease their pain, bring them joy, help them move, help them eat, listen to them, be with them, dance with them, sing with them, mourn with them, celebrate with them, and on and on it...

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