Coats For Kids - The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child goes without a coat during the winter season. Knights of Columbus Council 9544 purchase new winter coats for children in need at a discount and distribute them in their local communities thereby providing warmth for deserving children during cold winter months. Families struggling to make ends meet use their scarce resources to meet the most basic needs and cannot always afford the vital essential of a new winter coat.
Food For Families - Council 9544 of the Knights of Columbus is committed to helping end hunger through the Food for Families Program which has donated millions of dollars and millions of pounds of food toward this end. Many in our communities are struggling through hardship and unable to provide food to their families. The goal of Food for Families is to ensure that as few as possible go to bed hungry each night by raising funds to support local food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens.
Hope Living, is a supportive housing residence in Kanata run by Shepherds of Good Hope that provides a permanent home for seniors many of whom were formerly homeless. Most of the Hope Living residents are living with complex mental health challenges and multiple physical disabilities. The program offers a variety of on-site amenities, including a full-service dining hall, activity room, and expansive outdoor area. Hope Living provides its residents with comprehensive health and wellness support, enabling them to maintain their independence while developing life skills and integrating into the community. This year, eight additional fully accessible units are opening to provide barrier-free living for individuals with mobility issues.
The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching and research hospitals. Our mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness and addiction into recovery faster.
We combine our specialized mental health care, advocacy, research, and education to transform the lives of people living with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness.
Support from community initiatives like the Knights of Columbus 9544 Charity Golf Tournament help to support the following areas:
- Improve access to urgent and critical care, right here, right now.
- Offer hope and possibility through innovative treatments, better diagnostics, and more personalized care.
- Grow the next generation of mental health leaders.
- Provide comfort, a dignifying experience and opportunities for meaningful recovery.
- Clinical Youth Program, and e-health programs
- Identifying the risk and resilience factors involved in the onset and maintenance of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders in children and adolescents through research.
Located in Ottawa, Youville Centre is a non-profit registered charity and Accredited Child and Youth Mental Health Agency that serves adolescent mothers and their children. Since 1985, Youville's trauma-informed, holistic programs and services include; a fully accredited secondary school, crisis intervention, intensive mental health therapy and treatment, substance use counselling, collaborative problem solving, a licensed child development program with a focus on infant mental health, and attachment-based parenting programs with intervention and treatment.
We are thrilled to be selected as recipients for the Knights of Columbus 9544 Charity Golf Tournament that falls in the month of May, during our annual Mother’s Day campaign.
“It takes a village to raise a child” is not just a saying at Youville Centre — it’s a reality. You are part of our village, and we could not continue to provide opportunities for improved mental health, education, and child development for the moms and children at Youville Centre without your help. Your contribution is making it possible for young moms to succeed in ways they never thought possible. The impact of your support doesn’t stop there; you are also making a healthy, bright future possible for the children of Youville’s young moms.