Community Commitment

Morris Home Team - Community Commitment

Giving Back.
Our community commitment.

The Morris Home Team understands that when you buy your home, you buy more than just a house. You also get a community, a place to raise your family, and a sense of well-being.

Our strong commitment to successfully relocating families has made us a leader in the local real estate field. This same commitment and sense of responsibility enables us to give back to the city we call home. The Morris Home Team is dedicated to making our community better by sharing our time and resources with organizations and programs that make a difference.

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Patrick Morris and the Morris Home Team were honoured November 17, 2016 at the AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards in the category of Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business Award.   


We are grateful to have been nominated by the Dovercourt Recreation Centre and accept this award on behalf of the many small businesses who give back to their communities every day.

We’ve been partners with Dovercourt for more than 20 years, and what a fruitful partnership it is! In early 1996, Patrick approached John Rapp, the Executive Director and inspirational leader at Dovercourt, and asked him what the Morris Home Team could do to help with any of Dovercourt’s programs. They discussed many ideas at that first meeting. John suggested we start with sponsoring a strawberry social as part of his seniors’ program. That was the start of a wonderful relationship. Our Dovercourt participation and sponsorship blossomed from that first strawberry social.

Here’s a quick economics lesson – did you know that more than 97 per cent of Canada’s 1.2 million enterprises are small businesses? This category– where a company has from 1 to 100 people--employs 8.2 million Canadians. That’s almost 71 per cent of the entire private sector workforce.

But small businesses aren’t just about economics – far from it. They’re about community. From the restaurant owner who provides food to the local festival, to the photographer who donates her services to the local newspaper, to the shop owner who gives uniforms to the local little league, these are the people who foster community spirit.

So many small business owners aren’t in the public eye. While it is wonderful to get a moment in the sun, we would like to shine a light on the many unheralded and selfless business owners who do so much every day. This award is as much for them as it is for us. On behalf of everyone at the Morris Home Team, we gratefully accept this award on behalf of so many small businesses who give back to their communities every day. 

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The Love and Wishes Concert for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario was held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Casino du Lac-Leamy, raising more than $30,000 for children in our community. Make-A-Wish® grants wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 who have a life-threatening illness.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who helped to make the event a success,” say Patrick and Susan, honourary gala chairpersons.

 

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WestFest_logo.jpg WESTFEST: Ottawa's FREE Music and Arts Festival
Dave_SMith_Youth_Treatment_Centre.jpg The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
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Westboro Region Food Bank and Westboro Youth Centre

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MADD through the Rotary Club of West Ottawa

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