In the immediate aftermath of the tornadoes, the community and its front-line workers responded. First responders, the City of Ottawa, and Hydro Ottawa have been nothing short of astounding.
We were there for each other. From small moments of kindness to enormous acts of bravery and dedication—we are proud of our city, and our commitment to build (and rebuild) it together.
Many of the city’s leading organizations have also responded, forming After the Storm — an important partnership where all members are committed to coming together and planning for recovery. The mission of the group is to share data and expertise, identify the city’s greatest needs, and collaborate to invest and deploy resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact.
Partners include United Ways, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Food Bank, Salvation Army, Ottawa Senators Foundation, Ottawa Community Foundation, Ottawa Community Housing and the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation, the Champlain Community Support Network and more.