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Victim Services of SDG&A & Koala Place staff and supporters will be celebrity servers @ Mexicali Rosa’s Cornwall (58 Pitt St) from 4p-9p

15% of all food sales will be donated to Victim Services

You can reserve a table(s) for your group, family or friends on the hour beginning at 4pm for Nov 10th

Make your reservations by Friday, Nov 5th by contacting David Murphy –




10am-Noon – Clocktower @ Lamoureux Park – Cornwall

Free event – rain or shine

To register: maison interlude house Facebook page




September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), received Royal Assent.
It officially designates September 30 of each year as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This marks a new public holiday under the Canada Labour Code.
Traditionally September 30 of each year has been commemorated as Orange Shirt Day. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors, their families and communities, and to ensure that public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. The Bill came into force on August 3, 2021, meaning that the new holiday will first occur this Fall, on September 30, 2021.
On September 30, all Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.
There will be a moment of silence at 2:15pm to recognize this important day.
Our office will be closed in recognition of this special day.


Your chance to help Victim Services SDG&A has never been easier!

Please click on the link below to vote for our Victim Services video.  In conjunction with Respect RX Pharmacy, we would use the $5,000 grand prize from McDougall Family Fund to set up an on going account for our community’s most vulnerable which would allow us to assist them in their time of need.

You can start sharing your entry with your friends and family.

Voting closes June 1st, 2021.

Wear it for Joy in support of the Cornwall Police Accredited Facility Dog!

Get your swag today!!!


(1 hour)
May 27 Sexual Behaviour & Dating
June 3 Getting Teens to Cooperate
(90 minutes)
June 10 Coping with Emotions
June 17 Building Teenager Survival Skills
June 24 Reducing Family Conflict
For parents and caregivers of teenagers residing in Cornwall or Stormont, Dundas or Glengarry.

You can register online at or by calling Christine at 1-844-362-8593




Thank you to all our supporters for a very successful fundraiser with Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall! We raised $1691 for Victim Services and our friends at Koala Place!!! Thank you Optimist Club of Cornwall for contributing $500 towards this fun event.



On February 11, National 211 Day, United Way Centraide Canada released new data and survey results showing that many Canadians are struggling to pay bills and dealing with mental health issues for the first time in their lives as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the media release, click here.


SAVE THE DATE: April 12th, 2021

What: Fundraiser at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall for Victim Services & Koala Place

When: Monday, April 12th from 4-8pm

Pre order one of three delicious Shoeless Joe’s burgers and/or an order delicious Shoeless Joe’s wings.

$4 from each order goes directly to Victim Services & Koala Place.


  • Joe’s Signature Smashed Burger
  • Lumberjack Burger (cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, sauteed onions and lattice fries)
  • Maple Bacon Peppercorn Burger (old cheddar and Maple peppercorn bacon )
  • All burgers come with a burger sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. And are served with thin cut fries or house salad with balsamic dressing.
  • Upgrades available
  • Please try to limit modifications for allergies only in order to help streamline the event


  • Single order of wings
  • 10 wings dusted with choice of sauce (Mild, Smoky Chipotle, Buffalo Butter, Honey Garlic and Garlic Dill Dip)


  • Lattice fries – $1.99
  • Sweet Potato fries – $1.99
  • Poutine – $1.99
  • Caesar Salad – $0.99

To pre-order, please call Shoeless Joe’s 613-935-6410 to place your order. Please include a pick up time with your order. Payments will be made at the time of pick up.

Thank you to the Optimist Club of Cornwall for supporting us with a $500 donation to this event.


Online Child Sexual Exploitation –

The Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the families of young victims of crime. To ensure parents get the help they need, the Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime.

The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income as they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child under 25 years of age, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.  The following are key features of the benefit:

  • Eligible parents have two years following the date of the incident to apply for and receive benefit payments of $450 per week, paid bi-weekly, for a maximum of 35 weeks.
  • To receive the benefit, parents must be on leave from employment or working reduced hours up to a maximum of 50% of their regular work week (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week).
  • Applicants must also have a recent labour force attachment, having earned at least $6,500 in the previous calendar year or the 52 weeks immediately prior to the incident.
  • The benefit can be shared by more than one eligible parent for the same incident.

The Canada Labour Code also was amended to ensure that employees in the federally regulated private sector can benefit from the improved grant without any fear of losing their job

For more information on the benefit and eligibility criteria, or to apply, please visit

Ontario Unveils Plans to Accelerate Access to the Justice System | Ontario Newsroom 

  Happy International Day of the Woman 2021 – March 8!!!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – March 8, 2021 | National Today

                      Take Back The Night – Organized by the CEIU Local 621 Women’s Committee 

The Annual March in Cornwall bringing awareness to and protesting violence against women in all forms is once again being planned by the CEIU Local 621 (the Union for the Cornwall and Area Service Canada employees) Women’s Committee.

The event will be hosted virtually this year on Sept. 17, and will also encourage people to walk individually or in smaller groups.

Those who are interested in participating in next month’s event in Cornwall can go to Take Back the Night 2020 page on Facebook, or contact to register.


La marche annuelle à Cornwall pour sensibiliser et protester contre la violence faites aux femmes sous toutes les formes est planifiée par le Comité des femmes de la section locale 621 du SEIC (le Syndicat des employés de Cornwall et de Service régional Canada).

L’événement aura lieu le 17 septembre. Nous encourageons les gens de marcher individuellement ou en petits groupes.

Ceux qui souhaitent participer à l’événement du mois prochain à Cornwall peuvent accéder la page “Take Back the Night 2020” sur Facebook ou vous pouvez contacter pour vous inscrire.