adult & Family programs

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Adult Art Project

Whenever funding is available, the Community House offers an adult art project led by a professional artist. Adults in the community work together to create a unique artwork to be displayed permanently in the community. No experience necessary to participate. There is no cost for this program, all supplies are provided. 


*This program will be on hold as of the Spring of 2019 and will be offered again if funding becomes available. 

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Adult Coffee Drop in

Enjoy free coffee/tea and some treats while chatting with your neighbours, once every two weeks while the kids are at school. Check the current calendar for upcoming dates. 


*This program offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.

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Drop-ins

We are a welcoming space right in the neighbourhood where the tenants from Pinecrest Terrace Community and residents from the surrounding area can access computers, scanners and printers. Our staff and volunteer team help community members learn about programs and services available to them and help refer them to other organizations. Please refer to the monthly calendar for dates and times we recommend for drop-ins.  ​​

*This program offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.

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Family Excursions

The Pinecrest Terrace Community House organizes family excursions to explore Ottawa and the surrounding area. This allows families in the community to spend quality time together while making memories. All costs are covered and transportation is provided. Some past family excursions have been to the sugar bush, the National Art Gallery, Gatineau Park, a Pow Wow, an arena for skating, and to Upper Canada Village.


*This program is dependent on grant funding and will be offered whenever funding is available. This program offered to families who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for families who use our food bank services and is free.

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Food Bank

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Food distribution will be done by appointment only. Please call us at (613-596-6703). We will be answering phone calls between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday to Friday. 


If you are a new client, please visit the Ottawa Food Bank website to know which food bank you are meant to go to based on your address. The Pinecrest Terrace Food Bank serves the Pinecrest Terrace neighbourhood and a specific area that surrounds Pinecrest Terrace. The link to find this information is http://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help. 

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Soup Lunch Program

During the colder months, the Food Bank offers a soup lunch on Wednesdays. The soup varies every week. The soup is prepared and served by community and church volunteers.   


*This program is offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.

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Community Events

Throughout the year, Community House staff works with volunteers and partners to plan and host a variety of community celebrations and gatherings that break isolation and encourage community members to build positive relationships with one another. Special events include our annual holiday party in December, barbecues in the Spring/Summer/Fall, Iftar Celebration during Ramadan, Mother's Day, Halloween and Multiculturalism/Canada Day. These events are free and wonderful opportunities to bring people together in the community.  


*The special events that we offer are dependent on grant funding and will be offered whenever funding is available. Most events are offered to anyone, regardless of where they live, but some may be restricted due to budget limitations. Certain events may require an RSVP (to reserve your seating) due to space/food limitations.

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Garden Group

Pinecrest Terrace has a medium sized plot which becomes a thriving garden during the summer months. Community members form the planning and gardening are collective responsible for creating this magic. New members are welcome to join every spring. The group has traditionally chosen to garden collectively rather than divide the garden into separate plots. Much of the produce from the garden in previous years has been donated to the food bank. The garden collective is primarily made up of adults from Pinecrest Terrace but there are some opportunities to involve children in the neighbourhood as well. No experience is necessary.  


*The resources available for this program vary based on funding available. This program is offered primarily to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace. It may be possible for those who use our food bank services, if the group is not already at maximum capacity. It is free. 

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Bread Give away

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with a few local grocery stores and bakeries, we are able to offer donated day-old baked goods for the public to pick up. We receive two shipments a week including a variety of breads, buns, croissants, and desserts. These items can be found in a large plastic bin on the main floor of the Community House. Please bring your own bags. No cost for this program.   

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Support in hard time and crisis

Although we are not crisis support workers or Councillors, Community House staff does all we can for the community in times of crisis. Tenants often use us as the first point of contact when they are in need of help. We are honoured to be a permanent fixture in the Pinecrest Terrace Community and happy to provide a meeting place for the whole community in the good times and the bad. We have spent years developing relationships of trust with all of our neighbours and food bank customers, and as such, are uniquely positioned to offer trusted support, referrals, and a liaison with other agencies when crisis arise (natural disasters, family or personal difficulties, violence, fire).   


*This program is offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.

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Tenant circle meeting

All Pinecrest Terrace Tenants are invited to join the Pinecrest Terrace Tenant Circle. At the meetings, tenants and Community House Staff come together to share ideas and plan together. The Tenant Circle offers a space for community members to become active in planning and carrying out community events. Participants also work together to identify and address community concerns. Tenant Circle meeting happens almost every month, please check the monthly calendar for the dates and times.   


*This program is offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and volunteers. It is free.

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Pinecrest Terrace new tenant welcome Basket

In 2018, Pinecrest Terrace began delivering welcome baskets to new tenants that move into the Pinecrest Terrace Community to make them feel welcome and to introduce them to the Community House programs and services. The basket is full of non-perishable food items and household supplies.

*This program is offered to families when they first move into the Pinecrest Terrace community. It is free. 

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Caring and Sharing Backpack program

Between May and Mid July each year, the Community House staff helps community members register for the "Sharing in Student Success" back to school supplies program, through the Caring and Sharing program. There are limited supplies and so it is in your best interest to register early. There is no guarantee that your child will receive a backpack and supplies, but registering early will increase your chances. Contact the Community House for more information.   


*This program is dependent on an ongoing partnership with the Caring and Sharing. This program is offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.

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Caring and Sharing Christmas hamper program

Between the beginning of October and Mid-November, the Community House staff help community members register for either a Christmas hamper (basket) of food or a store voucher, through the Caring and Sharing program. There are limited supplies so it is in your best interest to register early. We are unable to guarantee that you will receive anything but registering early will increase your chances. Contact the Community House for more information. ​  

*This program is dependent on an ongoing partnership with the Caring and Sharing. This program is offered to people who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for those who use our food bank services. It is free.​

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REClink Drop in

RecLink is a program to help families access sports and recreational programs for their children (aged 6-18). The RecLink Family Coordinator who comes to the Community House every week, helps parents overcome problems (cost, language barriers, transportation) that would otherwise prevent children from participating in organized physical activities. 


​*This program is dependent on grant funding and will be offered whenever funding is available. This program is offered to parents who live in the Community of Pinecrest Terrace and for families who use our food bank services and its free.