About Us
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 has since pivoted 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. To contact us, email info@soleresponsibility.org.

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Our Grant Program 
In January of 2018 we announced our new grant program.  Local schools and community organizations are invited to apply for one of five $1000 awards that will help support their continued good work.  The awards will be given in recognition of outstanding efforts to increase accessibility to sport for those who, due to economic circumstances or level of ability, would otherwise be on the sidelines.  Click here to learn more.