In 1910, IODE Laurentian Chapter donated $17,000 to build and furnish a tuberculosis sanatorium (later the Royal Ottawa Hospital). Recently, when the hospital was rebuilt, the chapter was still there to help, this time with furnishings.

IODE Laurentian Chapter, founded in 1906, is a local wing of a national women's charitable organization - IODE - dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education, community service and citizenship programs. Please review the information contained on this website and consider donating to the work of Laurentian Chapter. You can make your contribution online at the flick of a finger. See the "Donate" button in the upper right corner of this page.


IODE Laurentian Chapter is pleased to report that our 53rd Annual House and Garden Tour was a great success. We earned over $15,000, a large chunk of which will be directed to the shelters for abused women and their children. We were delighted with the increased revenue from businesses supporting our advertising efforts in our ticket booklet. We extend a huge thank you  to our members who braved the dead of winter to approach the businesses, to retailers who sold our tickets, and to our wonderful volunteers.

Tour attendees enjoyed the illustrated talks on the history of Westboro, by Bruce Elliot, and David Jeanes and also learned tips to improve their gardens with Mary Reid. Especially enjoyed, were the musical talents of pianist, Stephen Boudreau, and Ethan Balakrishnan on his violin, accompanied by Judy Ginsberg.

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