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Community Knowledge Forum

Long-awaited event is approaching! Please join us on December 15 at 2 PM at our Community Knowledge Forum and learn more about Cannabis and Mental Health.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th stands for both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. This is an occasion for all of us to remember the children lost to the residential school system and honor Survivors, their families, and their communities. The Bridge is determined to continue to build partnerships with marginalized and racialized… Continue reading National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Run For Reason/Tamarack Race 2022

The Bridge Team annually participates in Run For Reason race to help the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Unfortunately, this year is unique because we lost Ted, who played a big part in this charity event. Since 2016 Ted has been a successful team captain who raised more than $20,000 to help others.We decided to carry on… Continue reading Run For Reason/Tamarack Race 2022


Ted was a pillar and guide at the Bridge. He was our eagle, as he embodied courage, strength, wisdom, and vision. Ted joined the Bridge as a PROMPT project participant in 2016. He has been actively engaged in all projects at the Bridge and without him, we would not have had the privilege to walk… Continue reading A TRIBUTE TO TED BIGNELL 

Tamarack Race on Saturday, May 28th

Every year the Bridge Team helps The Ottawa Hospital Foundation during the annual Tamarack Race/Run for Reason. Join us on Saturday, May 28th for 2k, 5k, 10k run, or even a marathon! Let’s increase awareness about tobacco use and promote a healthy lifestyle together. Team Bridge – help us raise money Race Roster — Registration,… Continue reading Tamarack Race on Saturday, May 28th

Today we can announce great news!

The Bridge Engagement Centre received a grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (CIHR) for our study called “Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities (July 2021) / Nouveaux besoins prioritaires en recherche sur…

Smoking, Health Inequity, and COVID-19

Disease outbreaks expose the fissures in society and COVID-19 is no exception. Populations at increased risk for complications include the immunocompromised, people with pre-existing conditions, and the elderly (1). Tobacco smoking negatively impacts the immune system..

Food Inequity and Insecurity

Food inequity is one of the issues we would like to focus on. According to PROOF (1) in 2017-2018 1 in 8 Canadian households have been considered to be “food insecure”, which concludes the number of 4.4 million people. During COVID those numbers climbed. Food and…