The Lowertown Community Resource Centre strives to improve the quality of life of individuals, as well as the collectivity as a whole, by promoting community engagement.


Help the Lowertown Community Resource Centre continue to offer the programs and services that the community needs.

Calendar of Activities

What's happening at the Lowertown Community Resource Centre this month? Check the calendar.

The LCRC 2nd Annual Basketball Tournament is happening at De La Salle High School on May 26th and 27th.

There are still two spots available for teams who wish to register. For more information please visit: www.lowertownbasketball.ca and to register you can email: Jacob (JMcIsaac@bgcottawa.org).

The LCRC is seeking people who have a passion for advancing the well-being of the residents of Lowertown to sit on its Board of Directors. The deadline for submitting is May 20, 2017. Please click here for more information.

Call for Nominations
Board Members

The Lowertown Community Resource Centre (LCRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the residents of Lowertown by promoting community engagement. The LCRC offers a wide range of services and programs: counseling, after-school and recreational activities, a community house, a food bank, early years programming, community development, neighbourhood events and much more.


    • A commitment to advancing the mission of the LCRC and to upholding its vision and values.
    • Availability to attend monthly board meetings, read relevant documents and participate in a small number of events (average of 4-6 hours per month or approximately 50 hours per year).
    • Comfortable functioning in a francophone environment (written and oral comprehension of French)
    • Willing to work collaboratively with the members of the Board of Directors


    • Community involvement
    • Knowledge of the Lowertown neighbourhood
    • Non-profit governance
    • Financial management or accounting
    • Business development
    • Law
    • Human resources
    • Strategic planning
    • Fundraising


    • A minimum of three (3) Board members must be residents of Lowertown.
    • To ensure that the Board is representative of the population of Lowertown, particular consideration will be given to candidates who are between the ages of 18 and 35 and / or who belong to an ethno-cultural community.

Candidates can apply by sending a letter of interest and a CV or short profile by e-mail to administration@crcbv.ca. The deadline for submitting is May 20, 2017.
We thank all those who apply. Please note that we will only communicate with the candidates who will be interviewed.

(Translated from French)


My name is Bomanga. I am a grandmother. My grandson Pongo arrived in Canada on May 6 2016 on a Friday. My grandson arrived here without his permanent residence having been confirmed. When we arrived at the government office to complete his application, we were told that he couldn’t have his documents as he was not registered at school. So I went to the school but couldn’t register him there because I didn’t have his vaccination record.

The next Wednesday, he got sick. I had nothing and I didn’t know where to go. I found my way to the LCRC and asked for help. I explained my problem. They called CHEO for me and they accepted to see Pongo so off we went. He had a 40 degree fever. We ended up staying there 10 days. I was well-served because it was the LCRC that made the connection.

After 10 days, we finally got out of the hospital. But we were sent a bill for $16,640. I do not work. I am an older person. So I went back to the LCRC to ask for help again. I gave them the bill and with their help we are trying to sort things out—we are waiting for an answer from CHEO.

When he got out of the hospital, Pongo had to start summer school. Since the LCRC had helped us with bus tickets before, I tried going back yet again to see if they could help with a bus pass. An employee came with us to buy a pass for him so that he could go to school.

Finally, this coming Monday (November 7), I am going to pick up his permanent residence papers and health card. The LCRC is very good to us. They help us, they welcome us. If you go there with a problem, they help you find solutions. This is why I want to share my story with you…to say thank you to the LCRC and Christina, our worker. Thank you! Thank you so much!

Here at the LCRC we want to be able to help many other people in need like Bomanga; residents who struggle with bringing their children or themselves to medical appointments, who cannot afford enough food or who don’t know where to turn when faced with a family crisis. We are asking for your generous support to maintain the Emergency Fund. To continue to do this good work, we need your help.

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Our drop-in Intake Service is open from: 9am to noon and again from 4:30pm to 8pm Thursday evenings.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Intake hours are: 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm.