Reach began its journey with a fundraising auction and this event has been key to supporting its programs annually. The auction is attended by the legal, business, and corporate communities and now attracts over 250 guests for an evening which includes a gala dinner and both a live and silent auction. Local and national businesses, artists, Embassies, High Commissions and others contribute items to be auctioned with proceeds going to support Reach’s effort to support equal access to justice for persons with disabilities and educational programming.
Exciting auction items have included original art prints donated by Leonard Cohen, walk-on roles on CBC programs, Yukon adventure packages, sought-after VIP tickets
About Reach Canada
Reach Canada – Equality and Justice for Persons with Disabilities founded in 1981 is a charitable, non-profit and self-funded organization that provides legal referral services for people with disabilities. Working with a network of over 200 lawyers, paralegals and mediators who contribute their time and expertise, Reach also holds on-going educational seminars on a variety of topics relating to disabilities and human rights. Click here to visit our website for more information.
“Reach has some of the most dedicated and compassionate staff and volunteers, working tirelessly to ensure disabled people in our community have access to justice and equality. They give a voice to some of the most vulnerable people in Ottawa. I am consistently impressed with their level of professionalism and commitment to the greater good of our community.
This tireless dedication has made Reach a recognizable name in Ottawa and an organization that many can turn to. This accrued good will and respect in our community has allowed Reach to form long-term partnerships and mobilize resources. They have a proven ability to bring people together and motivate them to achieve impressive goals. Reach has built an extensive capacity of knowledge, skills and experience that is a tremendous asset to clients in our community!”
Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Ottawa Centre, 2016
Auction Committee Members:
- Margaux Beland, Co-Chair
- Catherine Bélanger, Co-Chair
- Anne Benedek, Co-Chair
- Josie Fleming
- Jessica Franklin
- Una Folkson Singh
- Xin Gao
- Denise Trottier