Author Archives: Jennifer Walker

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    Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2020: Kids Today Special COVID-19 Project

    Posted on June 3, 2020 by in Blog

    Like many of our colleagues during COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended activity. But there is good news! Twice Upon a Time has teamed up with four community health centres, two  literacy organizations, and a community association, all able to provide new and gently used books directly to more than 200 families(*). So we are asking […]

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    Giving Tuesday Now – May 5, 2020

    Posted on May 4, 2020 by in Blog

    Giving Tuesday Now on May 5th 2020 is a special day of unity and giving for the unprecedented needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank you for supporting our communities, now and beyond the pandemic. Your donation to Twice Upon a Time will help us to deliver books to some of Ottawa’s most vulnerable children. […]

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    COVID-19 Update

    Posted on March 15, 2020 by in Blog

    We are writing to provide you with information regarding COVID-19. The situation is evolving quickly, and our Board of Directors met today by phone to decide about next steps for our operations during this situation. Effective immediately (Sunday, March 15, 2020), and until further notice, Twice Upon a Time will:  Suspend services at all locations: […]

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    2019 Holiday Schedule

    Posted on December 11, 2019 by in Blog

    Overbrook Community Centre – Closed on December 21, 25 & 28 and January 1 & 4 Taggart Family Y – Closed on December 25 and January 1 Boys & Girls Club – Don McGahan Clubhouse – Closed on December 24 and January 7 Boys & Girls Club – Rochester Heights – Closed on December 23 […]

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    Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019

    Posted on December 2, 2019 by in Blog

    December 3, 2019 is a day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in our communities. It marks the opening day of the 2019 year- end charitable giving season. For Twice Upon A Time it marks the launch of our 2020 campaign KIDS TODAY! The Most Popular New Children’s Books. In 2020 Twice Upon a […]

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    Our Vision, Mission, and Values

    Posted on July 10, 2019 by in Blog

    As we mentioned in our 2018 Annual Report, the Board of Twice Upon a Time was marking our fifth anniversary in operation with a review of our vision and mission statements. We wanted to make sure our mission and vision fully aligned with who we are and what we do. We are happy to announce […]

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    Come Spin With Us!

    Posted on April 12, 2019 by in Blog

    Update: We’re all full! Thank you to everyone who has signed up! If you would still like to make a financial contribution to Twice Upon a Time and bring the love of reading to Ottawa kids, we accept online donations. Thank you! Twice Upon a Time is spinning! Join us for this exciting fundraiser at […]

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    Springtime Book Donations

    Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Blog

    Between Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and the season change this month, many people have been turning their attention to their homes and spring cleaning. If you’ll be cleaning up your home and getting rid of items that no longer spark joy in your home, we thank you for considering us for your donation […]

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    Our Indigenous Materials Project

    Posted on February 28, 2019 by in Blog

    Last month, Twice Upon a Time formally wrapped up our two-year Indigenous Materials Campaign. The campaign was launched in 2017, and was designed to help support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action #62, #63 and #93 by putting children’s books by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) into the […]

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    All About: Board Books!

    Posted on January 30, 2019 by in Blog

    All through 2019, Twice Upon a Time will be writing about different kinds of books that we collect for children who visit our locations. This month is about all board books. When people ask Twice Upon a Time which kinds of books we need more of, we always mention board books. These books are small […]

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