Join us Sunday, March 24 at 5 pm at the Gladstone Theatre (910 Gladstone) as Bear & Co, PAL Ottawa and the Alliance to End Homelessness – Ottawa present an important panel discussion on the causes of and cures for Ottawa homelessness, featuring some of the city’s leading affordable housing advocates:

Catherine McKenney, Ottawa City Councillor for Somerset Ward and Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness
Marie-Josée Houle, Executive Director, Action Logement
Lisa Ker, Executive Director, Salus Ottawa
Peter Tilley, Executive Director, The Ottawa Mission
Panel Moderator: Kristen Holinsky, Executive Director, Alliance to End Homelessness – Ottawa

This free public discussion – open to all members of the public – follows a Sunday 2:30 pm matinee performance of a homelessness-themed King Lear at the Gladstone Theatre.

Those wishing to purchase tickets to see the production of King Lear can visit

“Poor naked wretches, whereso’er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,
How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,
Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you
From seasons such as these? O, I have ta’en
Too little care of this. Take physic, pomp.
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
That thou may’st shake the superflux to them,
And show the heavens more just” (3.4.32-41), King Lear, by William Shakespeare


(image from: King Lear and the Fool in the Storm, by William Dyce)