Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

November 27, 2009 16:51 ET

Just One Person Awards raise $90,000 for scholarships while honouring Julie Tubman

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2009) - Youth in care, often referred to as wards of the crown, will continue to have a better chance of attending post-secondary institutions thanks to the annual Just One Person event, held Thursday night at Scotiabank Place to honour local businesswoman Julie Tubman.

"As parents, we wish our kids to be healthy, educated and happy: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Youth-in-care may not have a parent to stand up for them, to support them, to believe in them," said Julie Tubman, president and owner of Tubman Funeral Homes and Maisons Funeraires Cadieux. "The funds raised from the Just One Person event have provided those youth with the knowledge that their community does believe in them and believes in their future"

The Sens Foundation, the Ottawa Citizen and the Max Keeping Foundation, in partnership with Carleton University, raised $90,000 at the fourth annual Just One Person event. Tubman, was honoured for her years of commitment to the health and well-being of children and families in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

The money raised, which was bolstered by matching contributions from Carleton University and the Government of Ontario's Trust for Student Support (OTSS), will enhance scholarship opportunities at Carleton that will afford youth-in-care and wards of the crown the opportunity to attend university. Since its inception, more than $360,000 has been raised at the Just One Person event.

More than 300 people gathered to support the scholarships and celebrate Tubman's accomplishments at the reception held in the coliseum rooms at Scotiabank Place prior to the Ottawa Senators game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tubman is the founding chair of Roger's House and sat on the board of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for 15 years. She was also the founding president of the Widowed Support Group of OttawaCarleton and a founding member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Ottawa Chapter. Tubman has helped thousands of families cope with the pain of loss, is committed to the health of our community and has given countless hours contributing her leadership skill to the benefit of our community.

As the Just One Person scholarship program grows each year, it is the hope of all the contributing partners that youth-in-care can look forward to sustainable support for post-secondary education, challenging post-secondary institutions nationwide to replicate the program.

"We're excited to be a part of this important initiative and look forward to working together to grow this dream," said Sens Foundation president Danielle Robinson. "The investment in children and their education today will help build a stronger community for tomorrow."

Contact Information

  • Brad Weir
    Sens Foundation