Introducing West End Well Community Talks

Nature: Food for the Body, Mind & Soul

January 18, 19:00-21:00, St. Luke's Anglican Church

Going out into the woods feeds something essential in humans. Join Forest School visionary Marlene Power and entrepreneur Nicole Laframboise for a thought-provoking evening of learning and conversation about the transformative power of nature connection.

Hear stories from their work locally; learn about exciting initiatives worldwide and current research on the impact of human-nature interaction – and what it means for our lives and the health of the planet.

Marlene Power is the Executive Director of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and runs the Ottawa Forest and Nature School.
Nicole Laframboise created Elements Luxury Tented Camp and Nature Spa, in Renfrew.

Find our more about our awesome guest presenters! Marlene Power is a Forest and Nature School pioneer:

Nicole Laframboise is the founder of Elements Tented Camp and Nature Spa:


Cafe Closure & New Tenants

The West End Well Co-op closed its grocery and café in the fall. SuzyQ Doughnuts, a local, family owned business and a popular Hintonburg destination, is the new tenant at 969 Wellington Street West. It offers an exquisite range of donuts to savvy aficionados.

The West End Well still manages the second floor and shares the upstairs space with the Sustainable Capacity Centre (SCC). The Centre provides office space for several full and part-time tenants from a variety of sustainability organizations, as well as services such as bookkeeping and networking and capacity-building events. For more information on SCC and its services, please click here or contact  Kathryn, at 1-888-385-1154 or

We also rent part of the second-floor space to like-minded groups, members, and individuals (read about our values at, for business meetings, birthday celebrations, community events, and other functions. Check our space rental page for more information.

We are going to take some time to reinvent ourselves. In the meantime, we don’t want to lose touch, so we’ll organize community gatherings on a regular basis. Our e-newsletter will provide more information about our process for moving forward, the next gathering, and other news (sign up for the newsletter here). 

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