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What is The Bronson Hub?

 

The Bronson Hub project was awarded to the Bronson Centre Inc., beginning Sept. 1st, 2019, and funded for the next 5 years with a $2.1M grant to the Bronson Centre from Employment and Social Development Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The Bronson Hub is a chance to:

Learn together, build relationships, create projects and work together to improve seniors’ inclusion and reduce social isolation with an intergenerational and cross-cultural focus.

Diversity and inclusion are among the unique qualities that the Bronson Centre brings to the future of the healthy community and seniors centres movement and the Bronson Hub projects will utilize these strengths in selecting project priorities.

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Who is The Bronson Hub? Meet the Team

 

Pat Kelly

Project Manager

Pat is a love-struck grandmother, veteran social justice advocate, and Van Morrison fan, in that order.

Pat Kelly became involved in advocacy, when as a young mother working in immunology research at McMaster University; she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Pat, along with a small group of survivors, spearheaded the development of breast cancer advocacy in Canada, driving campaigns that established the House of Commons Subcommittee Hearings on Breast Cancer, the federally funded Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative and the Campaign to Control Cancer, which secured federal funding for the National Strategy for Cancer Control and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

 

Isaac Prazmowski

Projects and Youth Planner

Isaac is passionate about youth programming, immigration, and social supports. He has longstanding experience with youth programming, from work with Children’s International Summer Villages and the City of Ottawa and has worked with several summer camps. His work with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has given him a privileged look into the lives of immigrants and refugees, and their integral place in our country.

 

Alicia Borisonik

Arts and Projects Coordinator

 

Alicia is an Argentinian who doesn’t know how to dance tango, she is passionate about insects, Costa Rica’s wildlife, meditation and the complexities of

human behaviour. Alicia has built a career around composing, teaching and performing. She plays accordion and keyboards, and was a vocalist, composer, and arranger for her band “ALICIA BORISONIK AND THE ARGENTINEAN PROJECT”.

Parallel to her profession as a musician and composer, Alicia has a long career as a music educator. She’s created a series of workshops, residencies and programs about Latin American music Her Latin-American Music workshops have been presented at several schools in the OCDSB, OCSB and others venues such as; Canadian Museum of Civilization and National Art Gallery.

 

JP Melville

Hub Director

 

JP is an Ottawa based, not-for-profit business and project management consultant who partners with organizations, individuals, and the private sector to assist them with achieving mission.

In 2020, JP will be working on revenue positive social enterprise, shared accommodation concepts for diverse interest groups with a focus on our ageing demographic in rural and culturally unique communities, a major 45,000 ft2 creative cultural hub and service organization, an 1100 seat performance venue, youth programs, renovations and reconstruction of not-for- profit centres, literature, and immigration related activities in Ontario and across Canada.

 

Jam Wright

Admin Manager Abbeyfield Canada

 

Jam moved to Ottawa in 2018. She likes animals and horror movies, and she writes stories in her spare time.

Jam currently works with Abbeyfield Canada and World Folk Music Ottawa at the Bronson Centre.

 

Jelani Lewis

Digital Media Director

 

Jelani is the Owner of an Ottawa based concert promotion company called Smallworld LIVE that launched in 2016. He’s passionate about building Ottawa’s music scene for years now and feels this city has immense potential to be a leader in Canada’s entertainment industry.
 
Over the past year, Jelani has began to focus on digital marketing and content creation for a diverse list of companies and organizations. He loves to discuss brand strategy while helping businesses and organizations enhance their digital footprint.
 
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