The Fundraising and Social Enterprise platforms of Our Collective Journey are vital pieces of our funding approach. It allows us to sustain our program services while ensuring there are no costs and minimal barriers to accessing those services. Employing this approach, we have a variety of fundraising programs and events with revenue going directly to run our programming, helping individuals eliminate financial roadblocks. This not only benefits the individuals, but also helps build a recovery community. This means when someone reaches out for help, they receive it as quickly as possible. OCJ believes that when someone makes the courageous step of reaching out for help, someone needs to be there – fundraising and social enterprise is the vehicle that helps makes this happen.
The OCJ golf tournament has proven to beone of the most sought after fundraisers of the season. Each year thetournament has been full before being open to the public. Sponsorships havetaken up every golf cart seat the day can handle so if you are interested intaking part, please do not wait.
SE Alberta’s only Hot Air Balloon Festival brings hot air balloon pilots from across North America to fly their majestic balloons for the viewing pleasure of those in Medicine Hat and surrounding areas. The festival helps raise awareness around working collectively to enhance mental wellness while rising to great heights together.
OCJ’s annual fundraising gala shares the weekend with the RiseUp Hot Air Balloon Festival each year, making it a one of a kind event. This themed Gala not only provides a unique atmosphere, but it also gives you unprecedented viewing access to the hot air balloon flight that evening.
OCJ was proud to host the 1stannual Southeastern Alberta Region Recovery Conference in Medicine Hat in 2022.This conference brings many recovery focused speakers, presenters, and panels to the region in order to continue building a recovery community.
OCJ partnered with the Oxford House Foundation to help support individuals in Calgary this winter. “The Coldest Night” took place on December 9 at the Knox United Church in Calgary, AB where the focus was to help make a difference in the lives of some of our less fortunate.