Agency Spotlight – Vanier Community Service Centre (Vanier CSC)
About Vanier CSC
The Vanier Community Service Centre is a francophone organization offering bilingual services to improve the quality of life for citizens of Ottawa-Vanier. They operate on 4 key values; equity, collaboration, innovation and commitment.
Opened in 1980, the Vanier CSC has grown from its initial team of 4 employees to a team of over 70. The team provides over 20 health and social service program to residents of Vanier and the surrounding areas. The team also shares their office space with a number of other agencies. The direct result is a more accessible collection of services for residents of Vanier and surrounding areas.
The Vanier CSC offers vital programming in four key areas. Family, Counselling and Community Development, Legal, and Employment services are at the core of their operations. With diverse programs in each area, The Vanier Community Service Centre has become a pillar of social support in the neighbourhood.
Kids Up Front’s Impact
Kids Up Front partnered with the Vanier Community Service Centre in March 2018. Since that time, we’ve provided them with 359 tickets worth a total of $10,695.43.
We’ve been delighted to offer this terrific partner agency a truly diverse set of opportunities. In addition to sporting matches we’ve provided them with tickets for local theatre, magic shows, dinner theatre and Cirque du Soleil.
On Thanksgiving Monday 2019, thanks to one generous donor, we were able to send 26 clients from Vanier CSC to watch the Ottawa Senators take on the Minnesota Wild. One ticket recipient had the following to say about the experience:
“I just wanted to thank you for the tickets to the Ottawa Sens game. It was my childrens’ first hockey game and they were blown away. Thank you for the generosity of your donor, my children had their first taste of the number one national Canadian sport.”
We’re fortunate to be partnered with an organization that is so closely connected to its community. On December 6th, we’ll be joining Vanier CSC at their annual Snowflake Breakfast. We hope to see you there!
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