It’s easy to drive along Snake Island Road in the southern part of Ottawa and not realize that 100 unique stories live within the red brick building set back from the street that is the Osgoode Care Centre. Each resident has led a long and rich life and now benefits from the strong community support in what is known to be one of the best run seniors’ homes in our region.
This long history of local support for the Osgoode Care Centre will be strengthened with the addition of John Bouza as the new Director of Giving.
“This home was built by the local community over 35 years ago and the fundraising campaign at the time raised 25% of the $3 million construction cost,” said Lori Norris Dudley, Executive Director of the Centre, “and with John’s help we’ll be raising a large proportion of all future investments.”
John Bouza has worked as a professional in the field of fundraising for more than 30 years and led campaigns for many causes including the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Villa Marconi and Kemptville District Hospital. He is recognized as one of the most experienced and successful fundraisers in the region. John was the first person in Ottawa to earn the Certified Fund Raising Professional designation. “I have a passion for promoting charitable giving to worthy causes,” he said, “and since my wife and I moved to rural Ottawa south, the chance to help this important local seniors’ home so close to us is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
Located in rural Ottawa South, the Osgoode Care Centre is a 100 bed charitable long-term care home, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is home to 99 permanent residents with one short stay bed.