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: […]
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Vera Theokritoff has been with the Dalhousie Food Cupboard since 2007. She serves as President of a critical organization responsible for fighting hunger in the Ottawa community. She has been a driving force with the Bronson Hub about reimagining what the Bronson Centre courtyards will look like in the Spring. We’re delighted to feature her […]
Written By: Isaac Prazmowski The room is loud with music and multi coloured lights flashing across the floor. Three courses have been consumed and feet are starting to tap with the urge to dance. Not the place you would usually find my Grandma. And yet there she was, walking into the centre of the floor […]
Written By: Pat Kelly Our small team at the Bronson Hub was just starting to get our federally funded seniors social inclusion projects off the ground, when the cataclysmic changes caused by the COVID 19 pandemic this past week brought a shocking and humbling reminder of how fragile we humans are. While the early spring […]
For the month of March, the Bronson Hub wanted to feature stories and articles about powerful and strong female seniors. Written By: Alicia Borisonik Grandmothers for me represent a solid, warm and rich place of wisdom where we can always go back when we lose our path. They are the carriers of the stories of […]
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a powerful learning experience that explores how Indigenous people have been impacted for generations, by contact with Europeans. Tens of thousands of KAIROS Blanket Exercises (KBE) have been conducted in Canada and around the world, including in the United States, Guatemala, and Australia. By engaging participants on both emotional and […]
Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) in partnership with the Bronson Hub will be hosting a Community Safety Audit of the Bronson Centre. This event will also be co-run with the Centretown Community Police Officer, Stephanie Lemieux. Bronson Centre organizations are invited to join us in the Bronson Centre front lobby at 10AM to help […]
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a powerful shared learning experience of how Indigenous peoples are impacted by contact with Europeans. Join us on International Women’s Day – in a celebration of reconciliation and equality. Event Details: Sunday March 8th Bronson Centre (Mac Hall) 211 Bronson Ave Ottawa, ON 2:00Pm-4:30PM Register here Funded By: […]
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Friday February 14 11:00AM – 1:00PM Mac Hall (Bronson Centre) Learn more about which organizations are working at the Bronson Centre What they do or have that can help us and what we can do or have that can help them YES…it is speed dating! *Please bring printed material to share about your organization* For […]
Written By: Pat Kelly In many indigenous cultures, elders played an important part as storytellers, musicians, praise singers and oral historians, preserving the peace and settling conflicts within communities. In the Inuit tradition, the elders had great authority. As Kim Kangok states in her essay, “The innatuqat, the elders, were known to have powerful minds, […]
Written By: Isaac Prazmowski I have always loved the idea of childcare programs embedded within seniors’ centres. My memories of growing up with the loving support of my grandparents are integral to how I interact with and treat elders. All children should have the opportunity to interact with seniors and establish relationships, and for those […]
Written By: Pat Kelly You might be curious why ageing and senior’s inclusion is such a hot topic. Why would the government of Canada – and governments around the world – invest millions in programs that are targeted at helping people stay healthy longer? Because the world is ageing faster than ever before in human […]