In the immediate aftermath of the tornadoes, the community and its front-line workers responded. 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.
In the days that followed, many of Ottawa’s leading organizations responded, forming After the Storm — an important partnership where all members committed to plan for recovery. The group shared data and expertise, identified the city’s greatest needs, and worked to invest and deploy resources where they were needed most and would have the greatest impact.
Partners included 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, Champlain Community Support Network, Canadian Red Cross, West Carleton Disaster Relief, Trend-Arlington Community Association, United Muslim Organization of Ottawa-Gatineau, local community health and resource centres (South-East Ottawa; Western Ottawa; and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode), and more.