By now, I hope you have read the wonderful news about the $5.1-million grant from the Ontario government and $2.5 million from The Azrieli Foundation to build Tamir’s Integrated Living Centre on the Jewish community campus. This is exciting news for Tamir and our entire Jewish community. The announcement of $7.6 million in new funds flowing to Tamir and Ottawa’s Jewish community is epic, and I am not overstating the case.
Tamir had a bold vision for a new model of how best to support individuals with development disabilities. They worked extremely hard, with a handful of key stakeholders, including the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, to bring their vision to reality. It has taken time and persistence, but by 2020, we will all see and benefit from this project. [Read more…]