OSPN Recovery Project

The OSPN Recovery Project is now entering its implementation phase. As a result of our survey, interviews and focus groups, we developed a list of 17 project ideas. At the Community Meeting of March 2 volunteers separated into two working groups, one for Recovery, the other for WAGE. The Recovery working group did preliminary planning for two priority projects:

  • Building a new generation of ‘successors’ for OSPN leaders, and
  • Advocacy, with particular focus on developing a cadre of volunteers who could provide support to queer residents in care facilities.

We tabled a third idea which was met with some enthusiasm: “Puppets for Pride’—in which OSPN volunteers and friends would work together on a street parade for Pride 2024, under the direction of a leading puppeteer.

We are now following up with participants and looking for volunteers for all three project ideas. Please check back here for updates—and contact Jeremiah at 613-798-9709 or jeremiah.bartram@outlook.com to get involved. It will be fun.