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Redeemer Christian High School is an independent, grades 9 through 12 Protestant high school serving students from Ottawa and the surrounding area. Visitors are always welcome. Call us to make an appointment to tour the school, meet our Principal or observe classes.

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Redeemer grad receives Ontario Young Volunteer Medal

palmer awardRedeemer is proud to have one of our school's graduates, Robbie Palmer, receive an Ontario Young Volunteer Medal for cofounding a home for street children in Uganda. Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented the medal to Palmer and seven other volunteers at a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Monday, April 13, for their work with charities and non-profit organizations.
Redeemer nominated Palmer, a 2010 graduate, for his work with Kwagala Ministries (, an organization he helped set up to reach out to homeless children in Jinja, Uganda. “Our goal is give vulnerable children and children on the streets a home and opportunity to mend old or build new relationships with their families again when possible,” said Palmer, who started the boys’ home in January 2013 along with a Congolese man, Raoul Mugosa. Kwagala means “love” in the local Uganda language.
They have taken in a dozen children who had lived and slept on the street, one of them as young as seven years old. Kwagala feeds, clothes and educates the boys and seeks reunification with families where there are families. “Seeing a child back with his family in a loving supportive way is the ultimate goal,” Palmer said.
Redeemer students Skype regularly with individual boys at Kwagala. They took an active role this year and last year in raising a substantial portion of the funds needed for the home. On April 10-11, 2015, fundraising students stayed at Redeemer overnight to mark what has been dubbed the Ugandan Mile, where they metaphorically walk a mile in the shoes of their brothers in Uganda. “We are honoured and proud to partner with Kwagala, and to have developed a close relationship with the boys half a world away,” said Redeemer Principal Chuck Schoenmaker.
Photo: On left, Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, Robbie Palmer, centre, recipient of Young Volunteer Award, and Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at Queen's Park, April 13.

April Newsletter

Learn about our students' recent trip to Europe to visit WWI and II sites, our cooperative education program and how it works, and more in this month's Redeemer Reminder.

Looking Ahead

April 14 - Mid-term reports go home with students
April 22 - Parent/teacher interviews
Apirl 23-25 - Drama Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream
April 24 - PD Day


Dinner Auction nets $30,000 for Redeemer

dinnerguest webRedeemer's happy to report that we reached our goal at our annual dinner auction. Together, we raised $30,000 to support the school. We couldn't have done it without our donors, supporters, and volunteers!​ To see more photos of the event, check out our facebook page.


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Redeemer Christian High School

82 Colonnade Road N.
Ottawa, ON K2E 7L2
Tel. 613-723-9262
Fax. 613-723-9321

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  • Ontario Ministry of Education Inspected
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