I want to run walk cut my hair host a bake sale golf fundraise in support of The Ottawa Hospital

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraiser in support of The Ottawa Hospital. Your partnership and support will help us continue to provide the very best care to the patients who count on our hospital.

But you are also doing more than that.

By fundraising for The Ottawa Hospital, you are supporting the kind of world-class research that results in new discoveries and new treatments, and gives hope to so many patients and their families. You are supporting one of the largest teaching hospitals in Canada, the kind of teaching that produces the very best health professionals. By supporting us, you are supporting a great hospital, one that changes, improves and saves lives every day.

Here are just a few of the ways our community is raising life-saving funds for The Ottawa Hospital:



Walk, bowl, ski or swim. They can all be made into a fundraising "a-thon".


Golf, baseball, tennis and darts. Choose your favourite activity, turn it into a tournament and do good while having fun!


Black-tie dinners or simple backyard BBQs. Get enough people to come and contribute, and you have a fundraising success (and a great party!)

Shaves / Hair Cuts

Are you willing to chop off your lovely locks? Or shave your head? Ask friends and family for donation to support you.

Virtual Events

Take advantage of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation's DIY Fundraising Page and organize a virtual event!

Steps for Success

If you already know what kind of event you want to hold, that’s great! If not, we are happy to give you some ideas. Fundraisers can be many things: BBQ’s, car washes, lemonade stands, jean days at work, or bake sales. Fundraising events depend on engaging your network to make a difference through donating themselves, asking others to donate, and volunteering their time to make the event a success.

You can also host your own virtual events through our DIY Fundraising page. It’s easy to do and it allows you to reach out to your network, raise even more funds, and involve more participants.

In order to move forward with a Community Fundraising Event you must complete the Community Event Application Form. Once received you will be contacted within two to three business days to discuss your proposed event. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation reserves the right to approve all Community Events at our discretion.
To help ensure your event is successful and you have the information you need to get started, we have created this community fundraising event guide. It is a step-by-step roadmap to organizing and holding a great fundraising event in support of The Ottawa Hospital and ensure everyone involved in your event has fun.

Take advantage of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s online fundraising page (CrowdChange) for your event or campaign. You can customize your own event page with photos and videos, updates about your event, fundraising goals and send the link to your network to donate and or join your team.

Whatever type of event you choose, set a goal, invite your coworkers, friends or family to participate, and share your photos and videos during and after. Consider making your event an annual tradition and build local community spirit.

Community Event Toolbox

Hosting an event calls for a lot of careful planning — from budgeting to scheduling and promoting, and everything in between. But we’ve got you covered with these handy tips, tools and customizable resources, so that everything you need to host a successful fundraiser is at your fingertips.

Community Events & Fundraisers

Join these events and fundraisers, that are all about being a part of our community and giving back!

Run for a Reason
May 28 - 2022May 29 - 2022 You can RUN or WALK in-person May 28 – 29, 2022, or go virtual in support of our hospital through Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.
Waterdon Construction Isaac Mackie Fundraiser
Jun 01 - 2022 — In March, 2022, Isaac was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This diagnosis gave him the opportunity to highlight the amazing staff and exemplary care that he received at The Ottawa Hospital and the opportunity to raise funds and awareness in the area of men's cancer.
TRIAS Art Prize
Jul 30 - 2022 — The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) are cooperating on this new arts award program to help rejuvenate and reignite the Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding community through creativity.
WACCA Swing Into Action Golf Tournament
Sep 12 - 2022 — The Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association is excited to be holding their first in-person golf tournament since 2019 on September 12th, 2022 at Kanata Lakes with proceeds going to support Kidney Cancer Research at The Ottawa Hospital.
Blackburn Hamlet Cancer Chase
Sep 25 - 2022 — After a two-year hiatus, the Cancer Chase 5K Walk/Run event is back! Join us to help raise funds for important cancer research in Ottawa through The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Come and experience the autumn beauty as you follow the course around the park and through the Green's Creek area. A silent auction, a raffle, a selfie station, a Loonie Line and refreshments will also be part of this important fundraising event.
2022 Mertikas Calendars of Hope
Dec 31 - 2022 — (ONGOING) Support The Ottawa Hospital by purchasing a 2022 calendar featuring the incredible work of Ottawa artist Katerina Mertikas, a renowned UNICEF artist since 1993.
The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund Masks
Dec 31 - 2022 — (ONGOING) Canadian artist Darlene Kulig has created fine art fashion graphic face masks with $10 from each mask donated to the Craig Kulig Memorial Fund supporting Cancer Research at The Ottawa Hospital
District A4 Lions Clubs’ Eye Institute Vision Research Fundraiser
Mar 01 - 2023 — (ONGOING) Your support will help to make history and enable innovative and transformative research that could impact vision care both locally, nationally and potentially internationally.