This year's charity, as selected by R.W. Bro. Glen Simpson is The Perley Health Foundation.
The Perley Health Centre is a community where over 600 Seniors and Veterans thrive – from independent living to long-term care. The Perley Health Foundation supports each resident with a personal and family-centric approach to the continuum of care to improve not only their physical well-being but their mental and emotional health, too.
The commitment to empowering Seniors and Veterans to reach their full potential is a pledge without bounds. At the Perley Health Foundation, they actively invest in research and new methodologies in frailty-informed care and share our findings, best practices, and breakthroughs with the greater community – so they can help all seniors live life to the fullest. We know that good is never good enough. Their culture of self-improvement ensures that they are always seeking a higher standard of excellence. Be it a daily quality improvement, safety standards or long-term planning; they prioritize excellence across every facet of our organization to benefit Seniors and Veterans.
And for those looking to direct their donations, we have set up an account with the Masonic Foundation of Ontario, where you may deposit your donations which will go towards the District Charity: Project No. 2412.
A Progress Report from the DDGM
Brethren; I am thrilled to provide a progress report on the district charity and to thank all of you for the overwhelming level of support you have given to this worthy cause. As we tally up our final donations to the Perley Health Foundation for the 2021-2022 District Charity, I am pleased to announce we’ll be closing out the year with a whopping total of $40,000, with many lodges and individual masons having enthusiastically answered the call. I am deeply moved by your enthusiastic show of support. For those still looking to support the Perley Health Foundation, this project will remain active for the duration of my term in office.
Donations from the brethren to the Perley Health Foundation will flow through the Masonic Foundation, who provide a "top up" to further leverage your generosity. If you’re ready to donate, use the following link to go straight to the donations page of the Masonic Foundation of Ontario: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14150
Be sure to quote the Project Number for our District Charity in the "message" section of the on-line donation form: Project Number 2412. That will ensure funds are directed via our District Charity to the Perley Health Foundation.
Valentine's Charity Ball
For over a dozen years, the Masons of the two Ottawa Districts have gathered on or around Valentine's Day for an evening of merriment, and in support of one of our greatest principles – charity. Unfortunately since 2019, due to the Covid Pandemic, we have had to suspend our much beloved event, which is postponed until 2023.