Picture6Dr. Michèle Corriveau feels blessed to work at an organization that encourages community involvement. We at The Ottawa Mission feel blessed that Michèle has opened her heart and given her time and expertise to help people in need.

Michèle is a chiropractor and works at the Byward Chiropractic Clinic, a sister organization to the Glebe Chiropractic Clinic. Both organizations give back to the community in a number of ways. In Michèle’s case, her flexible work hours have allowed her to volunteer at the shelter every two weeks – as she has been doing for over a year now – offering chiropractic services to clients of The Mission.

Michèle learned about The Mission through some of her patients who happen to work here. When she found out about our on-site medical clinic, she immediately thought that her services would be a perfect complement, so she sent us a proposal and, as they say, the rest is history.

Michèle has real empathy for the particular issues faced by people living in shelters or on the street. Most do not have access to primary care, let alone chiropractic services. And wearing improper footwear, carrying heavy backpacks, sleeping outside, or on thin mattresses or mats – all of these can contribute to serious pain and mobility issues that can impact a person’s ability to seek employment or live independently. So, Michèle is “on a mission” to do what she can to help.

Michèle says the clients she serves are incredibly grateful to her, as well as being polite, kind, and willing to work with her on their treatment. We, in turn, cannot thank Michèle enough for the gift of her time, and for the caring and compassion she brings to her volunteer work.

Thank you Michèle!