Founded in 2005, Sole Responsibility (SR) started out as a grass-roots non-profit collecting gently used shoes from local Ottawa runners and sending them to refugees overseas with the help of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.  The role of shoe collector was turned over to Shoe Bank Canada, a national charity, in 2014 with SR working to support them. 

A registered charity since 2013, SR is now in the process of pivoting to use its volunteer resources to support Ottawa kids' access to physical activity opportunities. The organization is fully volunteer-led with a President and small board of directors.  Our website will slowly be redeveloped as we move towards 2018.

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