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Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Christmas Exchange of Ottawa (2011)
Public Comments Please note that this organization does not do intake for the Christmas Exchange and the Sharing in Student Success programs. Call 2-1-1 for information on where to register. Please note that the christmas hamper program registration will end on November 19th, 2019 at the end of the day.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Nepean, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 5167 
Ottawa, ON K2C 3H4
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides assistance to families and individuals in need * manages a coordination service that organizes the even distribution of school essentials and Christmas assistance (see separate records for information)
Hours Irregular, call for more information * Office open year-round * service Aug-Jan of following year
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Low and fixed income families and individuals
Application Applications come from social agencies, churches, schools and community groups * all applications are indexed to avoid duplication
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Christmas Programs ; Facility Administration/General Operations Support ; School Supplies
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-226-6434
Fax 613-226-7522
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Cindy Smith, Executive Director; Phone: 613-226-6434 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Rebecca Nagrodski, Program Coordinator; Phone: 613-226-6434 ext 232; Email:
Primary Executive Cindy Smith, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1915
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130979172 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Brochure * newsletter
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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