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Eat More Soup featured on CBC Radio!

ALSO’s social enterprise EAT MORE SOUP! was recently featured on CBC Radio. The ‘D is for Dinner’ segment of the All in a Day show with host Giacomo Panoco highlighted the EAT MORE SOUP! program. Kim Oastler, ALSO’s Executive Director, and David Irish, chef at EAT MORE SOUP!, were invited onto the program to explain everything about the program and its success so far. Take a listen to the CBC Ottawa broadcast here.

Deaf Learn Now – Canadian Citizenship

Hi everyone!  Our Deaf program at ALSO would like to invite you to our Deaf program on Thursday, February 15th at 10 am. We will have presentation about Canadian Citizenship. Come and learn!    

Eat More Soup official launch

Friday February 2nd was the official launch of ALSO’s social enterprise, Eat More Soup!, at Heartwood House. The event was attended by the mayor, Jim Watson, local councillor, Tobi Nussbaum, and federal MP, Mona Fortier. Delicious samples of the two latest soup varieties prepared by Eat More Soup! were on offer for all to enjoy. Yummy!

Student success – employment

One of the students in the Deaf stream of our Adult LBS has completed his goal of finding employment. Til was recently hired by Red Lobster in their restaurant on St. Laurent Blvd. Congratulations to Til and good luck to him in his new job.  

Official Launch of EAT MORE SOUP!

Everyone is invited to the official launch of ALSO’s social enterprise: EAT MORE SOUP! Please come on Friday February 2nd 2018 to the Unitarian Sanctuary at Heartwood House, 404 Mcarthur Avenue and celebrate the success of the newly launched social enterprise. Enjoy some delicious fresh soup to sample. You can also buy soup to take home with you. We look forward to seeing you there. It all starts at 2pm.

Thank you to RBC Foundation for their donation.

Over the previous few years, ALSO has been supported through financial support from the annual Bon Appetit Ottawa event. Unfortunately, the event was not held in 2017 due to all the Canada 150 celebrations. RBC Foundation stepped forward into the breach and donated $1,500 to ALSO to help support some of our programs. Thanks to RBC Foundation for their generosity and community support.

Starbucks making improvements in the workplace.

Starbucks coffee shops are aiding communication in the workplace for Deaf employees. Find out more in this article about how Starbucks is helping to open communication channels between its Deaf baristas and customers in the U.S.

Donation to ALSO from the Library Association of the National Capital Region

ALSO recently received a generous donation from the Library Association of the National Capital Region (LANCR). The Library Association of the National Capital Region is a local independent library association focusing on social networking and professional development. Their members include librarians, library technicians, information specialists, students, and both new and retired professionals. Earlier this fall, LANCR voted to be dissolved as a membership-based association. As part of this dissolution process, the executive decided to donate the remainder of their funds to two local literacy organisations, ALSO and Twice Upon a Time.  Here Kim Oastler (Executive Director) is seen receiving the […]