Over 1,000 women become homeless in Ottawa each year.

This month, we are teaming up with Ottawa's Cornerstone Housing For Women to support local women in need.

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Sisters Helping Sisters

Meet The Jewellery Sisters, Stephanie and Lindsay Appotive. Together, they are the second generation at the helm of Howard Fine Jewellers and its creative sister store, True Bijoux.

As female entrepreneurs in a predominantly male industry, it has always been important for the sisters to amplify and support female voices. ”Relationships are the core of our business. Whether it is with our clients, our suppliers, or our colleagues; it is these relationships that allow us to work at the level that we do.” This philosophy extends into their relationship with the local community. Being born and raised in Ottawa, the sisters are heavily involved in the community themselves, choosing to partner with Cornerstone Housing for Women was an easy choice!

Galentines For You and a Friend

This Galentine's, give your friends the gift of clean jewellery, while supporting local women in our community.

From February 1-14th, 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of our $20 Foaming Jewellery Cleaner will be donated to Ottawa's Cornerstone Housing for Women.

Your $20(+HST) will feed someone in need for FOUR days.


Cornerstone Stories For Hope


Meet Nathalie

" When I first heard that I could move into one of Cornerstone's residences, I was excited about the thought of having my own place to call home.I had never lived alone before. I was excited about not having to be on streets anymore."

Meet Brenda

"I just couldn't believe I was there and I didn't have to go outside and pan and I didn't have to struggle for a piece of clothing or food or whatever. I had a home.I was safe and okay."


Help women transform their lives after experiencing the crisis of homelessness


Almost 1,000 women become homeless in Ottawa every year.


In 2021 Cornerstone served 172,000 meals last year, making Cornerstone Ottawa's largest catering company.


Thanks to the support of partners, donors and friends,Cornerstone helps 100 women everyday, and nearly 500 women each year transform their lives from crisis to hope , housing and healing.


Cornerstone is the only Ottawa shelter and house charity uniquely tailored to women that have experinced homelessness.


Cornerstone offers supportive housing for over 500 women per year.


Cornerstone shelter moved 3 times in the past 13 months, while also doubling the number of women using our shelter.

THANK YOU for your support!

Click here to purchase our Foaming Jewellery Cleaner and make a real difference for homeless women in Ottawa. 100% of this purchase will go to Ottawa's Cornerstone Housing for Women.

Your $20(+HST) will feed someone in need for FOUR days.


I purchased my fiance's engagement ring about 8 months ago. The staff did such a wonderful job especially Kat who helped me pick exactly what I was looking for and also with an affordable price. If come across Howard, you don't need to look anywhere else because they will have what you need.

Manny Jones

We had wonderful services from Howard. I have a very small size(size 3.5) ring finger and my ring was custom ordered and delivered to the store in only a few weeks. Lindsay is so kind and extremly knowledgable. Highly recommended!

Madelaine Morrison