KLEO’s First Ever Virtual Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting is just around the corner. We cannot wait to connect with you all once again, especially after so many months apart.

This year we have decided to host our AGM through video call to help maintain social distancing.

Date: September 24th, 2020
Time: 7pm

For further details on how to join the meeting, please email us at info@kleosupportgroup.org for more information. We hope to see you there!

We also have positions available on our board of directors. We will sadly be saying goodbye to some beloved board members soon, and we are looking for new faces to join our team. If you are interested in joining our passionate board of volunteers, please reach out to us to let us know a bit about what you would want to bring to the team. We look forward to hearing from you.

By |September 1st, 2020||

Spring 2020 Thai Dinner and Silent Auction – Important Update

To our wonderful supporters,

We have an important update to share regarding our Spring Thai Dinner and Silent Auction originally scheduled for April 28th, 2020. With the continuing concern surrounding COVID-19, we among many have decided an abundance of caution is the best route for everyone’s health and wellbeing. With that in mind, we have decided to postpone our spring fundraiser until further notice.
We do not take this decision lightly as it is an event we look forward to every year, and we are always so thrilled to see you all for a fun-filled night for a great cause. However, out of concern for you, your loved ones, and public health, we are deciding to abide by the recommendations of social distancing and avoiding dense public gatherings.
We apologize if this is of any inconvenience to you, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We will update you as soon as soon as we are able to safely reschedule this event.

We wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and peace of mind through this time,
KLEO Support Group


By |March 12th, 2020||

2019 Annual General Meeting


Our Annual General Meeting is less than a month away. We cannot wait to see our members and supporters to discuss and celebrate the past year.

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Location: Churchill Alternative School, 345 Ravenhill Avenue, Ottawa
Meeting: 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

Please be advised that there will be voting for elections to the Board of Directors and to carry out other business. All are welcome, and KLEO members are eligible to vote.

Please RSVP to info@kleosupportgroup.org.

Come and celebrate with the Karen Community and KLEO. We hope to see you there.

By |September 28th, 2019||

A Home Away From Home – KLEO’s Holiday Wish List

Some of last year’s gifts for Jen’s House students
Looks like the snow is here to stay, decorations have begun to pop up around the city, and the holiday season has officially arrived. We are wishing a safe and happy holiday to you and your loved ones. We hope it is filled with warmth, laughter and love.

We are also wishing the same for our Jen’s House students, and you can help make sure that happens. This year, our holiday wish is simple: a home away from home for our Jen’s House students.

Our students must travel far from home for their education, without the comforting arms of their families, and we want Jen’s House to be as comfortable as possible for them. You can help us achieve that by choosing one of the gifts ideas below. Take a look at what kind of support you can provide for our students and see how far your donation can go!



$25 – Food!
Special foods and treats are not within the means of our students. Help us treat them from time to time with your […]

By |December 9th, 2018||

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting is coming up, and you’re invited.

Join us to hear about our recent activities, and to discuss and celebrate both the contributions of the Karen Youth and the accomplishments of the past year.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Location: Churchill Alternative School, 345 Ravenhill Avenue, Ottawa
Registration from 7:00pm to 7:15pm
AGM: 7:15pm-8:15pm

Please be advised that there will be voting for elections to the Board of Directors and to carry out other business. All are welcome, and KLEO members are eligible to vote.

Come and celebrate with the Karen Community and KLEO.

By |October 28th, 2018||

KLEO’s Annual Book Sale!

Our annual book sale is coming up!

Join us at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre to find some great books at a great price for a great cause!

Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre – 411 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa, ON.
When: Saturday October 5th – Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Times: Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm, Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm

Books will be $2 each or 3 for $5. All proceeds go towards supporting education for ethnic minority students in Thailand.

We are also accepting donations of gently used books for the sale, so if you are interested please reach out to Coleen Scott at coleenscott51@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

By |September 15th, 2018||

Thai Dinner and Silent Auction!

Our biannual Thai Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser is just around the corner! Please join us for wonderful food and even better company, all in support of KLEO!

When: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Where: Nokham Thai restaurant – 747 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Time: 6:30 PM
Ticket price: $60 (includes a $35 tax receipt)

Please contact Nancy Maddams at nama108@rogers.com for tickets, and please indicate preference of either the vegetarian or the regular (chicken and beef) menu.

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2017 GIANT Book Sale – KLEO

KLEO Book Sale – The Book sale team is hard at it, at the unit in Kanata, once again generously donated by Dymon Storage. If you have gently used books you would like to donate please let us know. Send us a message and we will organize a pick up or drop-off time. Watch for more information about the sale at Dovercourt Recreation Centre on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2017

Coming Soon to the Dovercourt Community Centre



By |August 13th, 2017||

A Taste of Thailand!

UPDATE (06/17):

We have now sold out of tickets for Tuesday’s dinner and silent auction. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket!

We will update here about any future A Taste of Thailand dinner dates in case you missed out this time!


It’s time once again for our biannual A Taste of Thailand dinner and silent auction!

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th for an evening of fantastic food and even better company, all for a great cause! The fundraiser will once again be hosted at the wonderful Nokham Thai Restaurant.

Tickets are $60, which includes a $35 tax receipt. Tickets are still available, so contact the number or email bellow if interested!

Hope to see you there!

By |June 12th, 2017||

Yoga for KLEO

Please join us on New Years Day for a free two-hour yoga class! Empower ME Yoga in Westboro has so kindly offered to host this free class, which will run from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This is a give-what-you-want event, and all proceeds will go to support KLEO. We hope to see you there!

Where: 346 Richmond Rd (2nd Flr) Ottawa, ON

When: January 1st, 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm

By |December 17th, 2016||