Yearly Archives: 2019


A Salute and Tribute to Maureen McTeer – A fundraiser for Nelson House

Nelson House of Ottawa – Carleton, an emergency shelter for women and children, is delighted to bring back its celebratory Fall Tribute dinner this year on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, from 6:00 pm onwards.
Together, let’s salute and pay tribute to a proud Canadian, Maureen McTeer, who has worked tirelessly to advocate and support gender equality in Canada. Her commitment to defend women’s healthcare, reproductive rights, and her outstanding accomplishment as a best-selling author are just some of her many achievements! She has received both the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons case and the DIVA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Health and Well Being in recognition of her continued commitment to issues of equality. Recently she was presented the Key to the City by Mayor Jim Watson on behalf of the City of Ottawa. She has met and worked with community groups, and over the years has visited development projects in some 30 countries in the developing world. Nelson House is truly delighted to honour her for her exceptional contributions to women and their safety.
Your presence at the event will not only honour Maureen’s strong work as a women’s advocate but will also support the operations of Nelson House. The funds raised will help assuage costs associated with beds not covered by government funding. Nelson House has 20 beds available to women in need, but only 15 of those are funded by the government. The House is often operating over capacity. Nelson House not only provides safety for women and children who are being abused but also works closely with groups and individuals towards ending violence against women.
Tickets are $150 for one or $275 for two people. They can be bought online at Eventbrite.ca or on phone: 613.225.0630, ext. 209.