After Mass on Saturday, August 12th, parishioners and members of the community gathered in the Parish Hall to recognized the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s contributions towards the new stair lift via the Ontario150 grant. The new stair lift (connecting the Sanctuary to the Parish Hall) allows St. Joseph’s to better serve all members of the community, regardless of their level of mobility.

Ottawa-Vanier MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers was on hand to present the official Ontario Trillium Foundation plaque to St. Joseph’s, as was City Councillor Mathieu Fleury. Both shared their thoughts on the importance of mobility and congratulated St. Joseph’s on remaining an open and ever-changing community.

Executive Director, Chris Adam, also took a moment to thank the late David Wink, a parishioner who passed much too young, whom provided the parish with a bequest upon his passing with the hope that it would be put towards a noble cause. A photo of David will be placed alongside the Ontario Trillium Foundation plaque. His contribution, paired with the Ontario150 grant, put this project in motion.