J.J. Clarke - Our Honourary Chair
We are very proud to recognize J.J. Clarke, Weathercaster at CTV Ottawa since 1985, as the Honorary Chair of the OCTC Foundation.
J.J. very kindly serves as a liaison between the OCTC Foundation and the community-at-large, acting as our ambassador at certain public and media events and speaking on behalf of the Foundation. He also helps us with special fundraising projects and events.
J.J. had his first contact with OCTC over 25 years ago when his son, David, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy just before his first birthday.
Like so many other families, J.J. and his wife were very fortunate to find OCTC right here in our community, ready and willing to assist David with compassion and exceptional, specialized care. J.J. tells us that he is very thankful that OCTC is here to serve the more than 3,900 families that come through their doors each year.
J.J.'s son David spent several years in therapy at OCTC and was enrolled in OCTC's Preschool program. Eventually, with the skills and support he received at OCTC, David was able to transfer to the regular school system. Without OCTC, his life would not have been the same.
Thank you, J.J., for sharing your family's OCTC success story and advocating for the Foundation so well across our community!