What we do
The Glebe Centre is unique in Eastern Ontario as it is the only registered charity that integrates a long-term care home with a senior’s community centre.
The long-term care home has 254 residents housed on eight floors. One of these floors is for Chinese people (the only such long-term-care home in Ottawa that has such a floor) and they benefit from staff who speak Cantonese or Mandarin and meals prepared by a traditional Chinese chef. All residents benefit from staff-driven arts,music and other mental stimulation activities.
The senior’s community centre (located on the same block as the Glebe Centre), called Abbotsford House, offers fitness, art, languages and other programming for 540 seniors from across the city. An additional 500 clients benefit from home support services such as help with housework, meal preparation, companionship and drives to medical appointments, among others.Abbotsford also operates a two part”Day Away” program. One provides social and recreational activities for people living with early to mid- stages of dementia. The other brings together their caregivers for respite from caregiving.
Abbotsford House is well-loved by members and clients alike.
TOP FUNDING SOURCES
- Individual donations: 78%
- Other charities: 14%
- Corporate donations: 3%
- Endowments: 2%
- Other: 3%
Our Long-Term Care Home has adopted the Butterfly Model of Care, a program that was developed by a
UK-based dementia care change organization. The model rests on the belief that for people experiencing dementia, feelings matter most. In a Butterfly Model people living with dementia can thrive in a “person-centred” environment. Butterfly incorporates several key components and guides and nurtures leadership, staff, families and care partners to be person-
centred and relationship focused through established methodologies, tools, and staff “Being a Butterfly” training workshops. Funding of over $600,000 is needed for staff training replacement and painting of our home to make it look and feel like a real home.
At Abbotsford House, our 150 year old home has undergone extensive renovations (new roof, soffits and a porch) but other important projects remain ($42,500).
How you can help
In the Long-Term Care Home donations are needed to fund the Butterfly Model of Care ($600,000+); to fund the purchase of electric resident beds (10 @ $2,500 each); to support art,music and mental interaction equpment($10,000). Funding for Abbotsford would support select renovations (Crafts Room @ $25,000, a revamped pottery studio @ $10,000 and a new front door @ $7,500).
The Glebe Centre engages over 300 volunteers a year, but groups are always welcome to help with grounds gardening; to engage with long-term care residents (post-COVID); to help with craft fairs, resident art shows, galas and a 2023 fundraising walk.
EVENTS + FUNDRAISING
A June fundraising event at the Shanghai One Restaurant to raise funds for the Chinese floor at the Glebe Centre.
Abbotsford House Gala
An exciting fundraising event in October at the Horticulture Building held in support of the Abbotsford House featuring cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions.
77 Monk St., Ottawa, Ont., K1S 5A7
Year founded: 1971
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $424,966
Lawrence Grant, Executive Director
Gary Katz, President,
Board of Directors
Anne Scotton, Vice-President
Sheila Bauer, Treasurer
Benjamin Tsang, Director
Lori Lennox, Director
Rebecca McKeen, Director
Allan Fraser, Director
James Bowie, Director
Susan Chibuk, Director
Robert Seguin, Director
Kim Melanson, Director
GEOGRAPHIC REGION OF FOCUS