Million-dollar federal funding cut to Cornerstone Housing for Women means vulnerable women’s lives are at stake.
April 27, 2023
Amid surging demand for shelter services Cornerstone welcomes new taskforce
October 26, 2023
Million-dollar federal funding cut to Cornerstone Housing for Women means vulnerable women’s lives are at stake.
April 27, 2023
Amid surging demand for shelter services Cornerstone welcomes new taskforce
October 26, 2023

Our donors have stood by us through the past few difficult years, offering generous financial contributions, welcoming encouragement, and advocating on behalf of the people we serve.

We could not have managed without your help. 

Together,  we can help create safe, inclusive, supportive communities where everyone can thrive and be the best they can be. -Mark Holzman, Board Chair


Hello, my name is Kate Jackson and I am committed and honored to support Cornerstone’s mission to provide safe affordable housing and emergency shelter to vulnerable women in Ottawa.

At Cornerstone, we believe that women deserve the chance to heal in peace and to live with dignity.

As the fall leaves change and we move into the colder months, the needs of our community increase. The approaching colder months bring growing concerns for those in need of shelter and warmth.

Capacity concerns within the homeless sector rise as the need for warm place to stay continues to increase. However, even amidst these challenges, we forge ahead with a profound sense of hope.

Our hope is rooted in the unwavering commitment of our incredible staff, volunteers, residents, and the support of our community.

Together, we face the changing seasons with determination, knowing that our collective efforts will bring comfort and security to those who need it most.

You are the cornerstone of hope for many residents and we are incredibly grateful for your ongoing commitment to provide safe housing for women and gender-diverse people in our city.

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Diwali!

At Cornerstone Housing for Women, Diwali resonates as a symbol of hope, community, and the boundless potential for positive transformation. We come together to light up our space, not just with physical lamps, but with the inner light of compassion, unity, and understanding.

As we celebrate Diwali 2023 on November 12, let us embrace the spirit of giving, sharing, and caring for our fellow beings. Let us ignite not only physical lamps but also the flame of kindness, acceptance, and love in our hearts.

Volunteer Spotlight

We are overjoyed to express our deepest gratitude to the incredible team at Turner and Townsend for their outstanding volunteer work at Cornerstone Housing for Women.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire team at Turner and Townsend for their invaluable contribution. Their support has made a significant difference in ensuring the well-being and comfort of our residents.

Please click here to read more volunteer stories.

Purple Tie Gala 2023

Celebrating a Night of Impact! This just in: YOU helped us raise $150,000 for our emergency shelter!

A heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors, attendees, and individuals who contributed to this remarkable cause. Your support is pivotal in making a real difference in the lives of those in need. We couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who attended our fifth annual Purple Tie Gala!

Please click here to learn more about the impact of our Purple Tie Gala.

In the Community: Recent Events


Encore Fashions stands as a beacon of both style and philanthropy in our community. This distinguished boutique specializes in high-quality second-hand clothing and accessories and provides support to Cornerstone.

Every purchase made on the Cornerstone racks at Encore Fashions is a direct contribution to helping our women. You can find Encore Fashions at 109A Fourth Ave., ready to welcome you on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

Please click here to learn about more events.

In the Community: Upcoming Events


As the winter chill settles in, we are gearing up for the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) scheduled for February 24, 2024!

We invite you to be a part of this incredible movement. Stay tuned for more details on how you can register, fundraise, and be a part of the Coldest Night of the Year.

Together, we can make a difference! Join us on February 24, 2024

Ways you can support Cornerstone!

Holiday Gift Program

With the holidays fast approaching, you can help us put together a holiday gift for one of our residents at our supportive housing or emergency shelter! This Holiday Season we are looking for gifts which include: Chocolate or Candy, Holiday Card, $10 Gift Card, and PJs (size S – 4XL).

Please visit our website for more information.

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