Sens Foundation

Sens Foundation
United Way Ottawa

United Way Ottawa

May 01, 2013 12:49 ET

Media Advisory: Sens Foundation, United Way Ottawa to create a Sens themed room at Maison Fraternite

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - On Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m., join the Sens Foundation, and its partner, United Way Ottawa, as volunteers from both organizations create an Ottawa Senators themed room at Maison Fraternite, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide support and hope to Francophone youth, who are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction.

The room transformation is part of the Sens Foundation's continued investment in project s.t.e.p. (support, treatment, education, prevention), which addresses the need for substance abuse treatment, prevention and early intervention for youth in Ottawa.

In December 2012, the community partners involved in project s.t.e.p. achieved a major milestone when Maison Fraternité officially opened the first residential treatment centre serving Francophone youth in Ottawa. The transformation of this room at Maison Fraternité celebrates this milestone and the contining collaboration of project s.t.e.p.'s partners in supporting Ottawa's young people.

The Honourable Vernon White, Senator; the Honourable Mauril Bélanger, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier; Danielle Robinson, President of the Sens Foundation and Erin Phillips, project S.T.E.P ambassador and wife of Senators defencemen Chris Phillips will be on hand. They will discuss this special volunteer project and talk about the importance of helping youth with substance abuse problems in our community.

Where: Maison Fraternite, 300 Olmsted Rd., Ottawa

When: Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

Who: Senator Vernon White, Mauril Bélanger, MP for Ottawa-Vanier, Danielle Robinson, President, Sens Foundation, Erin Phillips, ambassador, project S.T.E.P

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