Equality and Justice
For People With Disabilities

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2019 Jamming for Justice

May 15, 2019 at Pressed Cafe. Photos by Michael Cheung.

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2019 Team Run for Reach

Participants in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at Ottawa Race Weekend, May 25-26 2019

JOANNE SILKAUSKAS - Executive Director, Reach - Ottawa 5K - Fundraising Goal: $500 - "For 38 years, this little -engine -that -could, supports people with diverse disabilities in the Ottawa region, seek legal services. In 2018, Reach, a non profit self funded charity, serving the community with the support of dedicated volunteers, reached- out into the community by bringing its services directly to individuals and extended its services in regions outside Ottawa. 
In 2017, Reach served 323 individuals and in 2018, that rose to 577. Reach can only operate by generous donations."
MICHAEL CHEUNG - Student-at-Law, Reach - Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon - Fundraising Goal: $2500 - "The Honourable justice, J.R. Matheson, in a landmark decision regarding an individual's cognitive ability stated that everyone has their unique part to play in our compassionate interdependent society and that liberty instructs us to seek to understand the minds of others.  In his wisdom, he reminds us that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded.  I'm running for Reach to promote accessibility and inclusion for the community that Reach serves, a community that everyone, regardless of ability, is a part of." ANNIE ARKO - Volunteer, Reach Canada - Ottawa 5K - Frundraising Goal: $200 - "As a volunteer with Reach Canada while attending Law School at the University of Ottawa, I see first hand the difference that Reach makes. Access to Justice is essential for all and Reach Canada plays an important role in ensuring that persons with disabilities are not left behind!" AMRI MURRAY - Paralegal, Reach Legal Volunteer Roster - Ottawa 10K - Fundraising Goal: $500 - "Organizations such as Reach Canada are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to not only help to raise funds for a noble cause but to aid in promoting its visibility within our community." TARA MARIE ANDRONEK - Vice-President, Reach Board of Directors - Ottawa 2K - Fundraising Goal: $500 - “I Run for Reach to support equality and accessibility in our community.”

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38th Reach Annual Celebrity Auction

October 18, 2018 at the St. Elias Centre

Lumentum Corporate Table Auctioneer Lawrence Greenspon Emcee Jock Climie Reach Staff & Volunteers Silent Auction

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2018 Celebrating Legal Volunteers

February 27, 2018 at 150 Elgin Street. Photos by Elodie Drew.

Honourary Chairperson,  The Honourable John D. Richard, Former Chief Justice, Federal Court of Appeal (ret'd), with Honourary Counsel, Domenic Crolla, Partner at Gowling WLG Volunteer Myriam Wills, Articling Student Mariam Morcos, Executive Director Joanne Silkauskas Food provided by Coconut Lagoon Director Natalie Belovic Co-Founder Ernest Tannis

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37th Annual Celebrity Auction

November 1, 2017 at the St. Elias Centre. Photographs by Tom Alfoldi.

Reach Balloons Ottawa Redblacks Mascot, Big Joe, with Auction Guests Ontario Trillium Grant being presented by Trillium Representative Norma Lamont to President of the Board President, Frank McNally and Executive Director, Joanne Silkauskas Dave Smith - Guest Auctioneer Event Day Volunteers

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2017 Jamming for Justice Presented by Ravenlaw

March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro.

March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro. March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro. March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro. March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro. March 22, 2017 at Cafe Nostalgica. Photos by Chaela Kindness and Brianna Derro.

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2017 ODA Ball

Reach was honored to be the charitable recipient of this years Ottawa Diplomatic Association Ball. This prestigious black-tie event was held on February 13, 2017 at the Hilton Lac Leamy. Our sincerest thanks goes out to the ODA for this opportunity.

Reach Co-Founder Ernest Tannis and EA Jeanette Ryken Reach ED and Fundraising Coordinator The Honourable John D. Richard, Former Chief Justice, Federal Court of Appeal (ret'd) Executive Director Joanne Silkauskas Thai Dancers

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2016 Reach Annual Celebrity Auction

November 2, 2016 at the St. Elias Centre. Sponsored by McNally Gervan LLP, Gowling WLG, TD Bank Group, Sage Designs, St. Elias Centre, and Foord & Associates

2016 Reach Annual Celebrity Auction Decor Co-emcees & Auctioneers James Foord & Lawrence Greenspon Silent Auction Table & Guests Volunteers Executive Director Joanne Silkauskas, Counciller Keith Egli, Mayor Jim Watson, Reach C-Founder & Emcee Lawrence Greenspon

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2016 Lawyer Appreciation 5-7

June 8, 2016 at the Ottawa Courthouse

Guests at the June 8th Lawyer Appreciation 5-7 Event. Photo by Elodie Drew. Guests at the June 8th Lawyer Appreciation 5-7 Event. Photo by Elodie Drew. Lawrence Greenspon and John D. Richard delivering opening remarks at the June 8th Lawyer Appreciation 5-7 Event. Photo by Elodie Drew. The Hon. Madame Justice Rosalie Abella, SCC delivering the keynote speech at the June 8th Lawyer Appreciation 5-7 Event. Photo by Elodie Drew. The Hon. Madame Justice Rosalie Abella with former Reach Executive Director Paula Agulnik at the June 8th Lawyer Appreciation 5-7 Event. Photo by Elodie Drew.

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2016 Run for Reach

April 10, 2016 at Ottawa City Hall

Warm Up Photo by Elodie Drew Registration Photo by Elodie Drew Team Meeting Photo by Elodie Drew Paralympic Athletes Jason and Jon Dunkerley with Reach Executive Director Photo by Elodie Drew MPP Yasir Naqvi with Members of the Reach Board of Directors and the Run for Reach Committee.

 

2015 Reach Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction

October 22, 2015 at the St. Elias Centre

View of the Silent Auction at the 2015 Reach 35th Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction held on October 22, 2015 The Wave at the 2015 Reach 35th Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction held on October 22, 2015 Coat Check Volunteers at the 2015 Reach 35th Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction held on October 22, 2015 Guests at the 2015 Reach 35th Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction held on October 22, 2015 Auction Pyramid at the 2015 Reach 35th Anniversary Celebrity Gala Auction held on October 22, 2015

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