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 resources (mostly volunteer humans!) to support Ottawa kids' access to physical activity opportunities.  We are awaiting news on a change of purpose application but hope to have our new programs underway early in 2017. The organization is fully volunteer-led with a President and small board of directors.  Our website will slowly be redeveloped as we move into 2017.

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