2018 Participating Charities

The following charities are participating in the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. More charities will be added throughout the year, so check back soon for an up-to-date list. Please note that to participate as a fundraiser at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, you must first register for one of the events. Register now!

Click on a charity to donate, create a fundraising profile, and find out more about how to get involved.

Official Charities

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ALS Society of Canada

ALS Society of Canada

Funds raised will enable people living with ALS in Ontario to receive community-based support and be invested in research to help make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. We will be with you every step of the way with tools & high5s. Check back in 2018 for our incentives. Send Tracey an email [email protected] if you need any questions answered.
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Tracey Adams
Phone: (416) 497-2267 x 228
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.als.ca/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Ancoura

Ancoura

We are a community of residents, volunteers and staff committed to establishing stable, affordable housing and a supportive community for people living with a mental illness in Ottawa. We are dedicated to nurturing resident growth from isolation to inclusion, from stigma to acceptance and from uncertainty to trust. Residents live in three bedroom dwellings. They are supported by a paid professional who offers problem solving assistance, and a team of volunteers helping with activities.
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Sandy Macpherson
Phone: (613) 521-5913
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ancoura.ca/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Asperger's Society of Ontario

Asperger's Society of Ontario

Spring into action in support of the ASO! We need walkers, runners, fundraisers and sponsors for this amazing event. FREE REGISTRATION for anyone who joins our team and raises a minimum of their individual race registration fee.

The ASO receives NO government funding, relying solely on fundraising efforts to provide FREE services to the Asperger community. Help us continue to foster acceptance and ensure desperately needed services are available to everyone in the province! www.aspergers.ca
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Alexandra Prefasi
Phone: (416) 651-4037
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.aspergers.ca YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ausome Canada

Ausome Canada

Ausome is the only organization in Ottawa dedicated to enriching the lives of families living with autism through sport/recreation. 1 in 68 children in our community have autism. So they can be healthy and active, Ausome provides programs like basketball, soccer, yoga, and water polo; Ausome provides training to coaches, caregivers and teachers who support kids with autism; and, Ausome teaches kids to run, jump and throw so they can play along with their peers.
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Liisa Vexler
Phone: (613) 898-1184
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://AusomeOttawa.com InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) is a registered charity that provides 4,500 children and youth in seven at-risk neighbourhoods across the city with a safe space during the most vulnerable hours of the day, and FREE access to life-changing programs in four key programming pillars that are purposefully designed to drive personal development.
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Special Events officer
Phone: (613) 232-0925 x222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bgcottawa.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Bruyère Foundation

Bruyère Foundation

Bruyère Foundation raises funds that help make a life changing difference to people who are growing older, suffering from a complex or chronic medical condition or living with a life-limiting illness. These are adults of all ages from all over our region who depend on Bruyère for one-of-a-kind care every day. Bruyère includes: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Saint-Vincent Hospital, Bruyère Research Institute, Saint-Louis Residence, Élisabeth Bruyère Residence, Bruyère Village and Bruyère Academic Family Health Team.
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Anick Sabourin
Phone: (613) 562-6024
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bruyere.org YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah provides a memorable summer camp experience to people with developmental disabilities of all ages. The camp offers superb residential facilities and a highly structured program for children and adults of all levels of ability. Amid beautiful natural surroundings, campers develop an appreciation of the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment.
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Mark Wigmore
Phone: 613-233-5001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.misquah.com YouTubeFacebook
 
Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually lead us to a cure.
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Stephen Richardson
Phone: 613-601-7208
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.aniridia.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Funds raised through the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend help the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research into all types of cancer and provide programs and services to people living with cancer and their families.
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Christina Thompson
Phone: (613) 723-1744
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance - Eastern Ontario Chapter works in conjunction with our national organization to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for individuals with congenital heart defects by raising awareness, providing peer support and mentoring, and promoting research. We serve the Eastern Ontario region, including Kingston, Brockville, the Ottawa Valley, the City of Ottawa and Gatineau-Hull.
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Jennifer Mulder
Phone: (613) 794-3222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cchaforlife.org InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

We're committed to helping people in South India and disaster struck areas worldwide with a focus on nutrition, health and education to reduce poverty. We are an entirely volunteer organization that engages volunteers locally and globally with charitable organizations in South India and worldwide to improve nutrition, health and education. Volunteer with us and share your skills and enthusiasm to make life a little easier for people in remote international communities.
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John Wenuk
Phone: (613) 223-7591
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.canadianssharing.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)

Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)

CNETS Canada provides support and education for Canadians on all aspects of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs). We help Canadian NET patients seek and obtain personalized diagnostic and therapeutic options. We also advocate on behalf of individual patients and for policies to support NET patients. All funds raised will go towards NET cancer research projects. For more information, please visit cnetscanada.org
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Enrico Mandarino
Phone: (416) 628-3189
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://cnetscanada.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO)

Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO)

CEFO's objective is to raise funds to counter the effects of poverty on students in our schools. All proceeds are directed to educational and/or recreational programs or emergency response funds for impoverished children and their families. Our Foundation strives to offer help to the children in our schools who need it most. By helping provide the basic necessities of life – like food, shelter, and clothing – let's give them a better chance for success.
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Joyce Robinson
Phone: (613) 739-7131
Email: jo[email protected]
Website: http://cefottawa.ca
 
Causeway

Causeway

Causeway is an Ottawa-based organization that helps thousands of disadvantaged people each year enhance their skills, receive one-on-one support, and achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Causeway takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals with mental health issues and other barriers to employment, believing in the physical, social, and financial well-being of all.
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Juliana Rodger
Phone: (613) 725-3494 x108
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.causewayworkcentre.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

To welcome vulnerable children, who are suffering, who are sick, victims, excluded or abandoned from the community in order to help them to restore their health and hope, and to develop their full potential, all in according to the Convention on the Rights of the children.
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Louis Sabourin
Phone: 819-600-1661
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pediatriesocialegatineau.com/en/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
CHEO

CHEO

#ChooseCHEO and fundraise when you participate in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Make every stride count for the kids and families that need CHEO. You can support the world class care and life-saving research that helps CHEO handle over 6,700 admissions, 7,800 surgeries and 240,000 patient visits every year. Choose to make a difference. Choose your race and then #ChooseCHEO!

To sweeten the deal for runners inspired to #ChooseCHEO, WestJet is adding an incentive: for every $250 raised to help the kids at CHEO, your name goes into the draw for a pair of tickets to fly to any WestJet destination! The more money you raise, the better your chance to win. (Names will be automatically entered electronically by the CHEO Foundation. Open to participants age 18 or older.)

Prize subject to change.
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Andrina Rockwell
Phone: (613) 738-4856
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cheofoundation.com/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Our mission is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national, collaborative, lifesaving research, and empowering education and community programs. Our goal is to make the future brighter for every child with cancer, from diagnosis to recovery and beyond: - Helping families cope with their child’s diagnosis - Creating and connecting communities of support - Providing scholarships to childhood cancer survivors - Funding the most promising research
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Lorena Munoz
Phone: (416) 489-6440 x218
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Christie Lake Kids

Christie Lake Kids

Christie Lake Kids (CLK) is a non-profit organization, established in 1922. Our mission is to enrich the lives and prospects of economically disadvantaged children and youth by providing quality year-round programming. Approximately 600 at-risk children and youth directly benefit from experiences in CLK programming each year at both our camp facility (located on Christie Lake near Perth, Ontario) and from our strategically located year-round programming which is offered in various high-risk low-income communities in Ottawa.
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Kimberley Banks
Phone: (613) 742-6922 x224
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.christielakekids.com TwitterFacebook
 
Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) - Ottawa

Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) - Ottawa

CoSA is a unique approach to public safety – (extra)ordinary citizens assist people who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offenses in their effort to develop a meaningful and crime-free life upon release from prison. Trained and screened volunteers meet regularly with their 'core member’, helping with reintegration challenges and challenging problematic behaviour that may lead to reoffending. CoSA mottos: No More Victims and No One is Disposable speak to CoSA's restorative justice principles.
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Susan Love
Phone: (613) 288-2284
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cosa-ottawa.ca Facebook
 
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy sets up matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities that can have profound effects on both. Citizen Advocacy is one of only a few Ottawa community organizations supporting people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging.
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Susan Campbell
Phone: (613) 761-9522 x 243
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ Facebook
 
Coats for Kids - Ontario

Coats for Kids - Ontario

There are school kids in Ontario who simply do not have a winter coat. Our goal and hope is that this year, we will be able to Unite with the people of Ontario and many more councils and take a truly Fraternal approach to carry out the Charitable work as an example of doing our best in fulfilling our Lord’s message “… I was naked and you gave me clothing”.
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Harold Marcotte
Phone: (613) 744-7764
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ontariocoatsforkids.com/ Facebook
 
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada’s mission is to advance the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes and other at-risk groups. CLF Canada was founded in December of 2012 by Tim Fleiszer, a former Harvard teammate of Chris Nowinski's, to help solve the concussion crisis in Canada. Since that time, CLF Canada has operated prevention, education and awareness events across the country.
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Samantha Bureau
Phone: (613) 404-5566
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://concussionfoundation.ca TwitterFacebook
 
Connected in Motion

Connected in Motion

Connected in Motion’s mission is to foster a community of people living with Type 1 diabetes so that they may inspire one another to live life without limits. Being surrounded by other people who live with Type 1, who speak our language, who ‘get it’, makes living life with diabetes easier.
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Jen Hanson
Phone: (905) 931-2214
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.connectedinmotion.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
DEBRA Canada

DEBRA Canada

DEBRA Canada is a voluntary, non-profit charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by EB and their immediate families, and to increasing Canadians’ awareness of this challenging condition. DEBRA is the only organization body in Canada exclusively committed to the care and support of families and to improving their quality of life.
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Erin Hoyos
Phone: 1-800-313-3012
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://debracanada.donorshops.com/index.php TwitterFacebook
 
Dementia Society

Dementia Society

The Dementia Society is a dynamic organization dedicated to serving the diverse needs of people affected by all forms of dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. Our services include: education, resources and counselling support. We receive base funding, but still must raise about 60% of our budget from donations and fundraising endeavors. Your support is very much appreciated. For more information, please visit www.dementiahelp.ca
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Lisa Hollingshead
Phone: 613-523-4004 x3106
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dementiahelp.ca/
 
Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals provides financial assistance for the purchase of costly mobility equipment and communication devices. Easter Seals also owns and operates two fully accessible camp properties, one in London and the other near Perth, Ontario, and is recognized as an industry leader in providing specialized camping and recreation programs for kids with physical disabilities. Together we are helping kids BE KIDS!
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Jennie Wilson
Phone: (613) 226-3051 x222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.easterseals.org/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy through support services, education, advocacy, and on-going public awareness. Help us create a community where people affected by epilepsy are empowered and supported to live life to the fullest, free of stigma and barriers. All funds raised go to epilepsy support services in our community.
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Nikki Porter
Phone: (613) 594-9255
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://epilepsyottawa.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
The Good Companions

The Good Companions

The Good Companions, a non-profit multi-service seniors’ centre, provides opportunities for men and women to participate in social, recreational, educational and volunteer activities and benefit from social and health services. Our mission is to promote and support the well-being, independence and zest for living of seniors in the greater Ottawa area through providing a congenial, stimulating, visible, accessible, safe and supportive centre, physical programs, and through providing services to seniors in their own homes.
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Nicole MacLean
Phone: (613) 608-6501
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://thegoodcompanions.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Heart and Stroke Foundation

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
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Melanie Lemieux
Phone: (613) 691-3290
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada

Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada

Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada is in a unique position to make a real difference in the lives of impoverished people living in Kenya. We connect directly with the people of Cherangany through Wesley Korir (2012 Boston Marathon champion) and his Canadian wife Tarah (2016 Ottawa Marathon Top Canadian female 2:35:46). Our mission is to reduce poverty by “Investing in Co-operative development for education, health and economic vitality”.
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Blair McKay
Phone: (519) 699-4320
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://kenyankidsfoundation.ca/ottawa
 
L'Arche

L'Arche

L'Arche Ottawa, Arnprior and Gatineau (Agape) are part of the International Federation of L'Arche, supporting adults with developmental disabilities and those who live them, sharing their lives in the spirit of mutuality. L'Arche allows our core members to realize their full potential, sharing their unique gifts with others in our homes and in the greater community. We operate 15 homes across the NCR and 20 independent living apartments serving 100 core members.
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Gregory Hotte
Phone: (613) 240-1678
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://larcheottawa.org
 
Legacy Foundation of the Professional Institute

Legacy Foundation of the Professional Institute

Education creates opportunities. That’s why the Legacy Foundation supports the education of deserving students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to reach their potential. We provide post-secondary scholarships to set our youth on the path to success and to invest in Canada’s future. To date, we have awarded $770,000 in scholarships to 376 deserving students. Help us support the next generation and make a difference in their lives.
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Harold Marcotte
Phone: (613) 744-7764
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pipsc.ca/portal/page/portal/website/legacy
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (blood cancers)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (blood cancers)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We do this by funding innovative and life saving research, and providing services and support to patients, caregivers and families.
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Jessica Dupuis
Phone: (514) 875-1000 x1029
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.llscanada.org/ InstagramFacebook
 
Lung Association - Ontario

Lung Association - Ontario

The Lung Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping all Canadians breathe. Our community of donors, patients, researchers, volunteers and professional staff work to ensure Canadians have the healthy lungs, bodies and clean air necessary to breathe. We do this by promoting healthy breathing, supporting those with lung disease and finding future solutions. lungontario.ca
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Melanie Estable-Porter
Phone: (613) 462-8568
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lungontario.ca TwitterFacebook
 
Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada is the only national charitable organization in Canada focused solely on lung cancer. LCC’s mission is to increase public awareness, support and advocate for patient and families, provide educational resources and support promising research opportunities.
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Michele Wright
Phone: (416) 785-3439
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lungcancercanada.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario Canada

Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario Canada

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

We have had a significant increase of wish referrals in the past few months and currently have over 125 children waiting for their wish. Funds received from H.O.P.E. would go directly towards our mission of granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses in our territory of Eastern Ontario. Help us transform lives one wish at a time!
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Janet-lee Ferris
Phone: (613) 234-3555 x6187
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://makeawisheo.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
MitoCanada Foundation

MitoCanada Foundation

Team MitoCanada raises awareness for MitoCanada and mitochondrial disease through the participation of team members in sport of all types. Whether you are a weekend warrior attempting your first 10km, walking 5km with a local charity event or an ultramarathoner running 100km, we want you to compete for those who cannot. Our team has comprised cyclists, triathletes, walkers, swimmers, and skiers – all helping to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease. http://www.mitocanada.org/team/
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Suzanne Steele
Phone: (613) 252-0355
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mitocanada.org/team/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
MS Society

MS Society

It is the mission of the MS Society of Canada to be a leader in finding the cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling those affected to enhance their quality of life.
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Julie Findlay
Phone: 613-728-1583
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://mssociety.ca/chapter/ottawa-chapter YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
OCISO - Run for a New Start

OCISO - Run for a New Start

For the 3rd year running, the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is launching our “Run for a New Start” fundraiser. We invite you to support our dedicated team of volunteers who are aiming to raise $25,000, in support of OCISO’s youth programs. Make a donation today and ensure that refugee and immigrant youth feel welcomed and supported in our city. Thank you! NB: an official tax receipt will be automatically issued for all donations.
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David Rain
Phone: 613-404-1761
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ociso.org/ TwitterFacebook
 
Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

For 30 years, the OCCRC has provided essential services (Food Bank / Counselling) to families / individuals in need. As a bilingual, multidisciplinary Centre, we are committed to being a leader in strengthening our community. We receive base funding for our Food Bank & Volunteer programs, but need to raise 75% of our budget through donations. By selecting the OCCRC, you will help us ensure no one goes hungry in our community. More information: www.crcoc.ca
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Cindy MacKay
Phone: (613) 830-4357 x305
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://crcoc.ca/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation's mission is to help build, strengthen and enhance community life in Ottawa by raising, managing and distributing funds to charitable organizations. Established in 2003 to focus on community philanthropic efforts, the foundation has raised $4.3 million in support of 48 charities.

In 2017 ODBF’s Community Fund was introduced to provide charities an opportunity to apply for funding throughout the year for new and existing programs or projects.
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Shelley Freake-Smyth
Phone: (613) 238-7711 x226
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://odbf.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Humane Society

Ottawa Humane Society

The Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. We have a volunteer board of directors, drawn from our supporters and the community at large. Since 1888, we have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa.
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Jessica Dube
Phone: (613) 725-5674
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ottawahumane.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation

Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation

The OICC transforms the way in which cancer is dealt with, providing physical and mental strength in what is a very trying time in a person’s life. With funds raised, we are finding new ways to empower our patients, and are able to subsidize more patients who would otherwise be unable to afford care at the OICC. The OICC is changing the way in which countless people around the region are living with cancer.
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Sarah Young
Phone: (613) 792-1222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.oicc.ca YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. Our mission is to help people living with cancer by providing local residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program.
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Tayler Muldoon
Phone: (613) 247-1920
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ottawacancer.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Established in 2015 as the philanthropic arm of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Paralympic Foundation of Canada’s goal is to ensure that the programs, equipment and people are in place to propel more Canadians with a disability all the way from their communities to the Paralympic podium.
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Maggie Brennan
Phone: (613) 569-4333 x255
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://paralympic.ca/foundation InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Whether you’re an individual living with Parkinson’s, a health care professional who treats them or a family caregiver, we offer programs and services in communities coast to coast to coast, over the telephone and online.
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Alan Muir
Phone: 1-800-565-3000 x3427
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.parkinson.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Perley Rideau Foundation

Perley Rideau Foundation

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is an Advanced Health Centre serving seniors and Veterans by providing a valued, sustainable community for residents and their families. The Perley Rideau is home to 450 residents, including 250 Veterans, most of whom served in either WWII or the Korean War. The mission of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation is to raise funds to support the Health Centre.
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Sara Francis
Phone: (613) 536-7173
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://perleyrideaufoundation.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation

Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation

The Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity, inspired by the life and love of Phoebe Doull-Hoffman and her quest to “make it okay” for kids with cancer. We support and fund childhood cancer research, specifically research of cancers with low survival rates, and provide support to families who travel for cancer treatment. We aim to drive research towards difficult to treat and cure cancers, with hope of finding a cure for every child.
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Jenny Doull
Phone: (613) 914-0438
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.phoeberoserocks.com TwitterFacebook
 
Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a pro-choice organization promoting healthy sexuality and supporting informed sexual and reproductive health choices through education, counselling, information and referral services. We envision a community where accurate sexual and reproductive health supports and services are comprehensive, accessible, and delivered equitably.
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Catherine Macnab
Phone: 613-226-3234 x7
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ppottawa.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
PLEO - Parents' Lifelines

PLEO - Parents' Lifelines

PLEO supports parents and caregivers whose children to age 25 are experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges. Founded and staffed by parents with their own lived experience, PLEO knows that to be effective supporters, parents and caregivers need support and they need to be empowered. PLEO serves parents across Eastern Ontario through a Telephone Helpline (Ottawa: 613 321 3211, Eastern Ontario: 1 855 775 7005), Peer Support Groups, One-on-one Peer Support, and information resources. www.PLEO.on.ca
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https://twitter.com/parentslifeline?lang=en-ca
Phone: (613) 601-9076
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pleo.on.ca TwitterFacebook
 
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Queensway Carleton Hospital offers exceptional comprehensive care to meet the needs of every member of your family - from the tiniest members to the most senior. Queensway Carleton Hospital's motto is "People First. Caring Always." and your support allows us to provide expert care to you and your family through all of life's milestones. HOPES RISING is a campaign inspired by the hopes of families throughout our community to enhance QCH acute mental health services.
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Nancy Crump
Phone: (613) 721-4700 x1073
Email: [email protected]
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Reach Canada

Reach Canada

Reach Canada is a charitable, self-funded and non profit organization that provides legal referrals for persons with all disabilities and their family members, and is dedicated to providing education and information on matters pertaining to disabilities. Issues such as access to justice, disability rights and accommodations are priority matters for Reach.
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Josie Fleming
Phone: (613) 236-6636
Email: [email protected]
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Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries (RHM) is a non profit, faith based, volunteer-driven organization that fills the needs of the homeless youth in the Ottawa area. Our mission is to provide physical, spiritual, emotional and mental supports for the complex needs of youth by providing emergency shelter, meals, supplies and also through support services. Our new C.O.R.E program will help to address the gaps in our current health care system, related to substance abuse and addiction. Help us change lives of the our current youth and the future generations to come within our city!
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Valerie Bruyere
Phone: (613) 291-2858
Email: [email protected]
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Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

The Royal is a place where mind matters as we discover the mysteries of the brain and translate our findings from bench to bedside. It is a place where we never give up on the potential of people. As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal focuses on full psychiatric rehabilitation, specializing in treating people across Eastern Ontario with complex and serious mental illness.
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Shane Francescut
Phone: (613) 722-6521 x6763
Email: [email protected]
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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries around the world.
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Shauna Quinn
Phone: (613) 233-8428 x221
Email: [email protected]
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Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

The Sexual Assault Support Centre is a non-profit charity established in 1983. Our purpose is to provide survivor directed support services by women, to women, who have experienced sexual violence. We strive to increase public awareness and offer training on the issues and effects of violence against women. We also engage in action to challenge the structures that contribute to violence, oppression, and discrimination. Our vision is a society free of all forms of violence.
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Tessa Bolton
Phone: (613) 725-2160 x221
Email: [email protected]
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Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the needs of the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the city of Ottawa. Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen and emergency shelter, today the organization operates eight facilities across Ottawa, including a soup kitchen, emergency shelter, five supportive housing locations and a social enterprise. Shepherds of Good Hope provides innovative programming and services to meet the needs of our community's most vulnerable.
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Marianne Long
Phone: (613) 789-8210
Email: [email protected]
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Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario assists people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. Our vision is to champion excellence in service, advocacy and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries.
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Leandre Casselman
Phone: (416) 422-5644 x232
Email: [email protected]
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Start2Finish

Start2Finish

Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change. Through our 45 weekly Running & Reading Club after-school programs operating across Canada, we equip children with the building blocks to graduate and create a cycle of success.
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Karen Warankie
Phone: (905) 319-1885 x201
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.start2finishonline.org/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Team Diabetes

Team Diabetes

Walk, run or hike with Team Diabetes in exciting international and Canadian events and make a difference in the lives of the more than 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.
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Nadine Cornelius
Phone: (604) 321-1331 x2324
Email: [email protected]
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United Way Ottawa

United Way Ottawa

United Way is a local charity helping Ottawa by bringing people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all. Every penny of your donation will help kids be all that they can be; move people from poverty to possibility; and create healthy people and strong communities.
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Madelyn Becotte
Phone: 613-683-3875
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unitedwayottawa.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Université of Montréal

Université of Montréal

The Université of Montréal is one of the world’s leading research universities, as shown by its excellent standings in the most highly respected international rankings. With its affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal is the leading hub of higher education in Quebec. UdeM ranks 3rd in the country in terms of research activities. Its outstanding teaching, rigorous research and talented students keep UdeM among the world’s top universities year after year.
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Isabelle Morin
Phone: (514) 343-6111 x51264
Email: [email protected]
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University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that many of the most critical components of world-class cardiovascular care are available to patients in our community. The Heart Institute's new clinical tower will open its doors in April 2018. Right now, there is an urgent need to purchase new cardiac equipment for the new facility that will enable the Heart Institute to keep saving lives in our community.

All Team Heart participants will receive a free Team Heart T-shirt. Must be registered by Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 to receive a t-shirt. Entries past May 2nd will not receive a T-shirt. Thank-you!
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Lindsay Firestone
Phone: (613) 696-7261
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://foundation.ottawaheart.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Upstream Ottawa

Upstream Ottawa

Upstream Ottawa has been a provider of community based mental health services since 1985. We are committed to providing high quality, client centered mental health services with a focus on case management. Our mission is to offer adults, youth and their families the community-based supports & services they need to rebuild lives affected by persistent mental illness. We also offer a variety of services such as our Psychiatric Assessment Clinic & other social/recreational group events.
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Michael Snook
Phone: (613) 400-2730
Email: [email protected]
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Valérie's Flutter Foundation

Valérie's Flutter Foundation

In her honour, Valérie Goneau's dedication, passion, and enthusiasm has inspired us to continue raising awareness for all types of cancers, especially for the more rare types that lack funding. With a growing popularity in Ottawa, we continue to host annual events, educate about cancer treatment, research and funding. The Foundation supports research projects at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
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Eric Goneau
Phone: (613) 883-0610
Email: [email protected]
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World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada

To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: • conserving the world's biological diversity, • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
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Alberta Johnson
Phone: (416) 489-4567
Email: [email protected]
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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

For over 50 years, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) has empowered tens of thousands of young people to make choices today that can help them secure a better tomorrow. YSB is a comprehensive youth social service agency providing support to youth and families in the areas of housing and homelessness, mental health, and employment. What makes us unique is our wide reach and ability to support youth facing complex issues.
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Adriana Johnston
Phone: (613) 729-0577 x1245
Email: [email protected]
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