For Immediate Release

September 5, 2018

Experienced fundraising professional new Director of
Giving at Osgoode Care Centre

Metcalfe, ON—September 5, 2018— It’s easy to drive along Snake Island Road in the southern part of Ottawa and not realize that 100 unique stories live within the red brick building set back from the street that is the Osgoode Care Centre. Each resident has led a long and rich life and now benefits from the strong community support in what is known to be one of the best-run seniors’ homes in our region.

This long history of local support for the Osgoode Care Centre will be strengthened with the addition of John Bouza as the new Director of Giving.

Building on 35 years of community giving
“This home was built by the local community over 35 years ago and the fundraising campaign at the time raised 25% of the $3 million construction cost,” said Lori Norris-Dudley, Executive Director of the Centre, “and with John’s help we’ll be raising a large proportion of all future investments.”

Extensive background in philanthropy
Bouza has worked as a professional in the field of fundraising for more than 30 years and led campaigns for many causes including the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Villa Marconi and Kemptville District Hospital. He is recognized as one of the most experienced and successful fundraisers in the region. Bouza was the first person in Ottawa to earn the Certified Fund Raising Professional designation. “I have a passion for promoting charitable giving to worthy causes,” said Bouza, “and since my wife and I moved to rural Ottawa south, the chance to help this important local seniors home so close to us is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Located in rural Ottawa South, the Osgoode Care Centre is a 100-bed charitable long term care home, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is home to 99 permanent residents with one short stay bed.


For more information or photo opportunities, please contact:
Lori Norris-Dudley; 613.821.1034, 212;
For more information on the Osgoode Care Centre:

Caption for Photo: New Director of Giving John Bouza is introduced to Osgoode Care Centre residents Cecil and Charlotte Reaney by Lori Norris-Dudley, Executive Director. Mr. Reaney was a volunteer leader of the original building campaign in the mid-1980s. Photo credit: TOCC