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:

 

A-thons

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

Tournaments

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

Parties

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!

TRIAS Art Prize Award Ceremony
Dec 06 - 2022 — Join us as we celebrate the winners of the 2022 TRIAS Art Prize. The artwork will appear in public spaces at The Ottawa Hospital with the aim of enhancing care through powerfully restorative art, engaging the community, and supporting artists from Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and Nunavut.
2023 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.