Giving Back to the Community
OT Works! is pleased to continue to support two local initiatives that provide change and promote social justice: Project Change and Run for Water.
Change and staying active are central to the philosophy of occupational therapy. Our therapists facilitate change and meaningful activities to promote health and recovery.
Project Change Foundation provides financial and other support to early-stage charities in Canada with significant potential for creating social or environmental change.
In 2022, Project Change provided grants and support to Courage in Action, an organization that supports women with difficult circumstances by providing free resources to assist them in moving forward in their lives. Through educational sessions and conferences delivered by accomplished women, the charity aims to uplift and inspire their members to create new or different outcomes.
This year, OT Works! also participated for the fifth time in Run for Water. We joined 1500 other runners at Mill Lake in Abbotsford to make a difference in the community of Sizi, Ethiopia.
In 15 years of the event, Run for Water has raised over $4,000,000 to help build clean water projects in some of the most remote and marginalized areas of Ethiopia.