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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Join us - Stitching Our Social Safety Net


You are invited to contribute to the ‘Stitching Our Social 
Safety Net’, organized by Canadian Mental Health 
Association, Ottawa Branch. See details below.

Please share this opportunity with anyone who could 
be interested.

We are very excited about this project that our Poverty 
Elimination Mental Health Advocates Group (PEMHA) 
is working hard to organize.  The 29th of September 
event where we will  unveil the quilt (hopefully to wrap 
it around city hall in the afternoon).

We are adding to the quilt that Houselink/The Dream 
Team in Toronto used in the lead up to the last provincial 
election to make a statement on the eroding safety net.

Contribute a basic (generic) square to our 
safety net: 
Sew/stitch/crochet or weave a square/rectangle 
and send it to us.  
You can also send us a scrap of any material 
you have. 
We will stitch together everything we receive, 
to create the body of the social safety net.

We would like to receive the squares by August 1 if possible.    
Currently there are 14 sections that measure 15 feet by 3 

Also the organizers are looking for any sewing groups 
who could support stitching the squares together, 
before the September 29th event at City Hall. 

If you know of any sewing groups or if you want to 
contribute quilt squares, please contact Lisa Barleben 
by phone at: 613-737-7791 or by email