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The Shoebox Project Shines a Light on Ottawa's Best Side

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 3:39 PM

It's a place with a reputation for cutthroat politics and deep-seated philosophical differences that separate opponents along party lines.

It's a world I saw from an inside perspective growing up in Ottawa when my father, Brian Mulroney, was Prime Minister.

On any given day in Ottawa you can find...

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Giving Thanks for Edelman's Little Give

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:35 AM

This summer I received an amazing email. Earlene Tang, Account Director for Edelman, a global PR firm, wrote me to ask if the Shoebox Project for Shelters would be interested in being one of their partners in its corporate social responsibility program called the "Little Give."

Inspired by...

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"No One Ever Says 'I Want to Grow Up Homeless'"

(7) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 12:04 AM

"No one ever says 'I want to grow up and be homeless'." Gita Schwartz, the executive director of Street Haven in Toronto, and I were discussing the shock that many women feel when they move into a shelter and the toll it can take on their sense of...

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Holiday Shoebox Drive: Helping Those in Need

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 12:33 PM

Driving home from dinner last fall, my sister-in-law Jessica told me about her mother's holiday shoebox drive. For many years, Veronica has been asking her friends in Montreal to fill a shoebox with small gift items, which she collects and delivers to a women's shelter. Jessica wanted to do the...

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