St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa abides by a vision to provide residents with the highest quality of care,
within a welcoming home, where everyone feels supported and cared for.
The Foundation is honoured to work alongside the Home, and with the community, to support this vision.
What we Fund
Your donation supports the delivery of first-rate, compassionate care, enriches programming and contributes to the warmth and vibrancy of our Home
St. Patrick’s Home is blessed with a family of supporters who are devoted to the health and wellbeing of the 288 residents that reside here. They give to St. Pat’s because they’ve seen first-hand how their donations enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the spirit of our Home.
Every Donation Matters
Every day, the staff and volunteers at St. Pat’s work together to cultivate a caring environment, where the needs of each resident is considered and reflected in their care
Our goal is to understand each person’s unique history, interests and health status, then provide appropriate support so they can live as fully and independently as possible. Contributions to St. Patrick’s Home Foundation play a crucial role in making this possible.
Capital improvement projects preserve our new Home – and create a warm, comfortable, homelike atmosphere
Over the spring and summer of 2019, with support from our donors, St. Pat’s undertook the enhancement of flower beds and the installation of new sod in The Larry Kelly Family Garden, and a mini renovation on Donegal, a secure unit for residents with advanced dementia. The transformations have been incredible – true gifts to our residents, and the St. Pat’s community.
As we move into the last weeks of winter and begin to imagine warmer weather and long afternoons spent outdoors, I want to pause for a moment to reflect on the kindness and generosity that people have demonstrated towards St. Pat’s in recent weeks, and talk about how their spirit of giving will impact resident care in 2020.
First, I want to give thanks for every person, family, organization and business that made a donation to St. Patrick’s Home Foundation in 2019, especially at year-end. Inevitably, a great deal of our annual revenue is received during this period of time, so when we say that “every donation matters,” we really mean it! Collectively, your gifts enabled the Foundation to meet its commitments to fund resident-focused programs and special projects; all of which fall outside the operating budget of the Home, but are essential to providing top-notch care and programming. Often, it’s the little things, the extras, that make St. Pat’s such a warm, welcoming home.
Second, I want to acknowledge the special gifts and pledges made by grateful families, the Ottawa Community Foundation and St. Pat’s Leaders n’ Pearls giving circle, that placed us in a position to start 2020 with funds secured to: train 22 staff in DementiABILITY Methods, expand the number of residents enrolled in Music & Memories therapy, schedule a variety of musical and theatrical performances, and purchase a new sleeper chair.
We have much fundraising left to do in 2020; yet I know that when the St. Pat’s community comes together, we make good things happen!
For example! Just a few weeks ago, our new fundraising event, The Winter Warm-Up took place at The Horticulture Building. There, over 200 friends (including a dozen residents) gathered for a Cèili – an Irish kitchen party – with live Celtic music performed by the JUNO award-winning band, Còig. I like to say it was “a social, casual, good for the heart-and-soul experience” that raised $55,000 (and counting) for St. Patrick’s Home.
Coming next…a Spring Newsletter and the return of our much-loved 9&DINE for St. Patrick’s Home. Billed as a social golf experience, we can’t wait to welcome new and returning players to Kanata Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 15th for 9-holes of golf (best ball format), Patio & Pints with live music, and a fabulous barbecue! More details will be posted soon.
If you’d like to join us for 9&DINE, learn more about the Foundation, or discuss how you might contribute to St. Patrick’s Home, please contact us! We’d love to chat! Thank you.
Executive Director, St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation
Get Informed & Stay Connected
Read the Fall 2019 Newsletter
Our newsletter, Keeping the Spirit Alive is published bi-annually, in the spring and fall. It’s filled with stories about The People of St. Pat’s, programs funded by community donations, and information about upcoming events.
The Winter Warm Up!
On Thursday, February 6, thanks to YOU, our loyal sponsors and other guests, we accomplished just that when we gathered at The Horticulture Building and raised $55,000. Donations are still being received on a daily basis!
Community & Social Engagement
Throughout 2019, community donations have allowed us to cover the cost of transportation, tickets or admission fees, professional musician and entertainer’s fees, and so much more.
News & Events
The Winter Warm-Up is a new fundraising initiative of St. Patrick's Home Foundation. Fashioned as a Ceili - a traditional Irish kitchen party with one of the best Celtic bands in Canada - our first Winter Warm-Up party took place on February 6th at The...
This fall, our LEADERS 'n Pearls gathered for a breakfast at St. Pat's to learn how their support of Music & Memories and musical programming improves the quality of day-to-day life at St. Patrick's Home. They also heard about the priority needs of...
Thank You! Throughout December, St. Patrick's Home Foundation, along with a handful of dedicated volunteers wrapped gifts at Billings Bridge to raise funds for priority programs like music therapy, spiritual and palliative care, community social...