Bronson Safe Open

Lead Organization:

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa


  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa
  • Flo's Seniors

This project has now closed, after a successful five year journey.

The goal of Bronson Safe Open was to provide a safe means for members of our community to meet and socialize, both in-person and through virtual activities. By providing activities both in person and virtually, we created a "flick of a switch - turnaround online project" that created accessible programming for seniors and for the greater Bronson Centre and Ottawa communities. The project was hybrid (in-person, cast virtually), with some activities for specific target groups and others open to the public. In person activities were held in Bronson Centre community hall or community rooms. Up to five in person activities were held each week, with simultaneous live broadcasting.