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What we do

The Rehabilitation Centre Volunteer Association is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of patients at The Ottawa Hospital's Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) by:

  • Providing financial and “in-kind” assistance to hospital patients of the Centre,

  • Providing support for recreational programs and materials for the enjoyment of the patients, in cooperation with TRC staff,

  • Responding to clinical/non-clinical requests from the Centre for non-capital equipment and supplies for improving the quality of life and enjoyment of the patients,

  • Enhancing the TRC’s volunteer program by supporting volunteer development, retention and recognition,

  • Developing and implementing optimal fundraising activities,

  • Practicing effective stewardship of limited resources and high ethical/moral standards,

  • Collaborating with TRC, TOH and TOH Foundation to maximize healthcare efforts which will benefit TRC patients.


The Association raises funds through the operation of a Café, an annual charity auction and other fundraising events such as the fall bazaar, book/chili sales and many more. Donations are most welcome, all go towards funding hospital patient care.


values statement

The Association holds the following values:

  • Respect – respect and dignity for individuals regardless of their situation;

  • Accountability – accountability to our donors and the general public for the funds we raise and how they are distributed;

  • Collaboration – collaborative, cooperative relations with hospital staff;

  • Confidentiality – respect for patient confidentiality and privacy;

  • Development – the provision of opportunities for volunteers to innovate, improve and grow;

  • Stewardship – effective stewardship of its financial and human resources.

Organizational Structure

The Rehabilitation Centre Volunteer Association is comprised of all volunteers at TOH's Rehabilitation Centre and is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by members of The Association. The Board is responsible for strategic planning, risk identification and management, fiscal decisions, oversight of operational tasks and communication with members and stakeholders.

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