Social Services Matter Campaign
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About this Program
Every community in Ottawa deserves a range of social services, such as accessible mental health counselling, playgroups that nurture child development, or “Meals on Wheels” to help seniors stay independent longer. Ottawa’s most vulnerable citizens are being placed at risk because these and many other essential social services are being eroded. Funding for them has simply not kept pace with the City’s growth, and rising levels of demand and complexity in our population. People are at risk of falling through the cracks. Critical social services need to be a priority in our City. We all benefit when we have a strong safety net that includes comprehensive, accessible and sustainable social services.