In Motion and Momentum+

In Motion and Momentum+ is a new program that helps you begin to move in a way that feels good, taps into your full potential and create the life you want to live.

We could not be more excited that recently OILRC was selected to facilitate the premier of In Motion and Momentum+: a new program that is for people who have significant potential for success in their lives. This research-based program is especially useful for those who, for one reason or another, may have been stuck or feeling like they’ve been moving in a direction that is not right for them. Each workshop was developed on the premise that participants deserve respect and admiration – to have made it to where they are now, they are resilient, adaptable, creative, flexible, courageous, innovative and skilled. They are the experts on their own life and the architects of their own future. 

We are seeking to identify participants who may benefit from taking part in this new experiential program that supports clients who are at a pre-employability stage in their careers. This program, In Motion and Momentum (IM&M), addresses foundational pieces that facilitate positive changes in participants lives, such as: 

  • Belief in self 
  • Self-efficacy 
  • Motivation 
  • Hope
  • Skills 
  • Sense of contribution 
  • Pride 

The program has three parts: 

IN MOTION is a 3-week program (3 days per week; 6 hours each day).  This first part of the program is about: 

  • Better understanding what’s most important to them; 
  • Knowing the skills, strengths and supports that participants already have; 
  • Building and extending their skills, strengths and supports; and  
  • Shaping a vision for participants life that feels exciting, right and possible. 

MOMENTUM is a 4-week program (4 days per week for the first 3 weeks and 3 days in week 4; also 6 hours each day).  This second part helps participants to continue to build on their vision and move towards making it a reality.  It is also an opportunity for participants to meaningfully contribute to their community by taking part in a community project that themselves and others in the group choose as a way of making their community better.   

MOMENTUM+ is a 6-week program (one day a week for 6 hours).  It helps participants work towards living the life they want to lead by capitalizing on their strengths and skills, supporting them with the steps in their action plan, reconnecting them with their IM&M+ group and helping them seek the support of other allies in their community.  

All sessions respect that participants already have lots of life experience, skills, important connections and wisdom – that they are the expert of their own life and in control of their own future.  The program is all about providing experiences and opportunities that help participants take charge and live the life they want to live.

Thank you to all our participants of In Motion and Momentum+. The program will not be running in 2022.


IM&M Community Project Fall 2021: Where to Find the Best Pizza in Ottawa and the Surrounding Area

As part of the Fall Session of the In Motion and Momentum+ program, our group decided to focus their community project on everyone’s favourite topic… Pizza! Below are the reviews of local pizza places by our amazing participants!

Sunshine Delight: Pizza Hut and Gabriel’s Hawaiian Pizza with Bacon
Hawaiian Pizza from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut
Customer Service – very sociable
Toppings – ham and pineapple with bacon on top
Crust – good and chewy and a little thick
Grease – not at all
Sauce – very tasty not spicy, not overpowering
Star rating – I give it 4 stars out of 5
Delivery – very prompt and contactless
Tip – gave $3.00 at the door.

Gabriel’s Pizza

Customer Service – very sociable and helpful
Toppings – Ham and Pineapple with bacon on top
Crust – good and chewy with good thickness
Sauce – very tasty and not spicy but you can taste the sauce
Price Value – $24. Gave them $3 tip. Needed help he helped so I gave and extra $1
Star Rating – 4 and a half out of 5
Location – walking distance 15min.
Accessibility – no
Parking – on side street

I preferred Gabriel’s over Pizza Hut because all around the pizza was better. I would go back to Pizza Hut because it reminds me of the pizza I had growing up in a small town. All around I would do both.

Alf’s Pizza: Xtreme Pizza’s Combination Pizza
Combination Pizza from Xtreme Pizza

Customer Service Experience – Excellent service. Staff are friendly and polite.

Topping – Green peppers, pepperoni, and mushrooms

Crust – Thick and chewy

Sauce – Regular, not spicy

Grease – None

Price/value – $19.50 for pizza and drink, reasonable price for both pizza and drink

Star rating – 4 1/2 stars

Accessibility – No, there were 6 steps

Busy or quiet – Busy, I was in the restaurant for about 5 minutes.

Parking – There’s parking on the side street.

Advertising – They have flyers

Superior Pizza from The Superior Restaurant
Pizza with pepperoni, onion, mushroom, light cheese, and extra sauce from The Superior Restaurant

Customer Service Evaluation – Nice, polite. On time.

Toppings – onion and mushrooms – bite size, cheese-less upon request

Crust – crunchy, not soggy

Sauce – extra upon request, not too spicy

Grease – none

Price/value – small pizza and drink for $20.00

Star rating – 5 out of 5

Location/building/accessibility/cleanliness – on the main street, no steps, clean, older decor

Busy/quiet – (noon hour), 3 or 4 tables with customers, the rest of the inside is empty

Parking/transportation – Parking in front on the street, parking lot behind the restaurant

Delivery – eat in, pick up only

Hours of operation – 9am -7pm, closed Mondays, closes sometimes if its quiet in the evening

Internet presence, flyers, promotional, advertising – found on website, paper menus, word of mouth, great location for downtown traffic

Master Jedi’s Pizza Review

 Toppings – Chicken, Smoked meat, Tomato, Mushrooms

Crust – Thick, Egg Bread based

Sauce – was tomato base

Grease – Grease was “normal”

Price point – 17.50$ high quality toppings plus mine was 4 toppings “competitively priced”

Location – Somewhat central 15 minutes from “downtown core of the city”

Parking – Lots of parking space

Delivery – No delivery

Business hours – 11-9pm daily

Advertisement – Very little word of mouth, ” iconic local mom and pop pizza”

(East)view from the Centre: Eastview Vegetarian Pizza
Vegetarian pizza from Eastview Pizza

Customer Service Evaluation – Pizza was ready fairly quickly

Toppings – peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and asked for no olives

Crust – crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside

Sauce – very good tomato sauce, just the right amount

Grease – a little bit

Price/value – came to just over $13. Worth the cost.

Star rating – 4 1/2 out of 5

Location/building/accessibility,/cleanliness – can see from the Centre! Low sidewalk.

Parking/transportation – Parking lot behind the store

Delivery – they do offer delivery

Hours of operation – 11:00AM-1:30/2:30AM most days

Internet presence, flyers, promotional, advertising – they’re located on busy street and can be found on many delivery services’ websites

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