As we enter the holiday season, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanza. And of course, a very Happy New Year! I hope you are able to enjoy some quality time safely with family and friends.
For some in our community, the holidays can be a difficult time. Please check in with your friends and family to make sure they are okay. Also, connect with our community. We have many amazing local organizations here in Ottawa Centre that continue to do great work to support those in need. But they cannot do it alone. If you are able to, please support them, whether that is by volunteering with the Shepherds of Good Hope or participating in The Good Companions’ Santa 4 Seniors. There are so many ways we can come together and support our community during the holiday season.
Below is a list of a few local organizations you can support:
- Shepherds of Good Hope
- Parkdale Food Centre
- Cornerstone Housing for Women
- Meals on Wheels
- The Good Companions
- The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa
- Operation Come Home
- The Ottawa Mission
- Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
I am excited to share that my community office is officially up and running. It is located at Suite 404, 1066 Somerset Street West. I have a great team of individuals who are ready to assist constituents and provide exceptional service. Please reach out to me at Yasir.Naqvi@parl.gc.ca or call us at 613-946-8682 and let me know how we can help. Invite me to your holiday or charity events or let me know what you think about important issues in our community. I look forward to connecting with you over the holiday season and beyond!