OCF 2017 Annual Report 2018-05-03T11:28:22+00:00

2017 was exceptional as we marked our 30th anniversary as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We repositioned ourselves for the future with a new name and a bold new look. We invite you to read about the highlights of 2017. You can also view the grants we provided and the funds we hold. But before you do, we’d like to thank you for your continued involvement. If this is your first time learning of the Foundation, we’d love to tell you more on how you can help make Ottawa the best it can be.

2017 was exceptional as we marked our 30th anniversary as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We repositioned ourselves for the future with a new name and a bold new look. We invite you to read about the highlights of 2017. You can also view the grants we provided and the funds we hold. But before you do, we’d like to thank you for your continued involvement. If this is your first time learning of the Foundation, we’d love to tell you more on how you can help make Ottawa the best it can be.

2017 was exceptional as we marked our 30th anniversary as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We repositioned ourselves for the future with a new name and a bold new look. We invite you to read about the highlights of 2017. You can also view the grants we provided and the funds we hold. But before you do, we’d like to thank you for your continued involvement. If this is your first time learning of the Foundation, we’d love to tell you more on how you can help make the city the best it can be.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

We launched a campaign to highlight issues like food insecurity and youth unemployment, and called on the community to help us
‘drive those numbers to zero.’

get involved             watch our video

We fully populated Ottawa Insights, our web-based knowledge centre that offers valuable information on local issues and trends across eight themes.

visit Ottawa Insights

We fully populated Ottawa Insights, our web-based knowledge centre that offers valuable information on local issues and trends across eight themes.

visit Ottawa Insights

We fully populated Ottawa Insights, our web-based knowledge centre that offers valuable information on local issues and trends across eight themes.

visit Ottawa Insights

Our fourth annual New Leaf Community Challenge awarded $125,000 in support of Youth Active Media, a videography initiative and social enterprise where youth learn marketable skills and earn income producing professional-quality videos for a range of clients. Thanks to our donors we were able to fund all three finalists.

learn more about the 2017 winner

Our fourth annual New Leaf Community Challenge awarded $125,000 in support of Youth Active Media, a videography initiative and social enterprise where youth learn marketable skills and earn income producing professional-quality videos for a range of clients. Thanks to our donors we were able to fund all three finalists.

learn more about the 2017 winner

We supported the creation and introduction of culturally-appropriate, Indigenous-led programming for area schools.

The Ottawa Community Foundation is a signatory to the Declaration of Action in support of work on Reconciliation.

We supported the creation and introduction of culturally-appropriate, Indigenous-led programming for area schools.

The Ottawa Community Foundation is a signatory to the Declaration of Action in support of work on Reconciliation.

We partnered with the Centre for Social Enterprise Development and Alterna Credit Union to provide micro-loans to social enterprises in the charitable sector.

learn more

One of our proudest moments was hosting more than 750 of our colleagues from across the globe at the Community Foundations Conference.

learn more

One of our proudest moments was hosting more than 750 of our colleagues from across the globe at the Community Foundations Conference.

learn more

2017 AT A GLANCE

2017 AT A GLANCE

We established 37 funds this year.

read about one of these: Hales and Hurley Parliamentary Foundation Fund

We established 37 funds this year.

read about one of these: Hales and Hurley Parliamentary Foundation Fund

Donors once again chose to be actively involved through advised funds.

view the searchable list of all our funds

2017 was our biggest granting year ever.

grants 2017

With support to a broad spectrum of causes.

see our list of grants: Community Grants Program | Other Grants

Over our 30 years, it really adds up!

All time grants

2017 TEAM & SUPPORTERS

2017 TEAM & SUPPORTERS

Our Board and Committees provided valuable leadership.

view our 2017 BoardCommittees

Our dedicated staff was stronger than ever.

view our current staff

And we thank our supporters.

view our list of
2017 Volunteers | Family of Founders

We bid farewell to outgoing Board members Margaret Bloodworth, Barbara Farber and Eli Fathi and thanked them for their outstanding contributions.

Our Board and Committees provided valuable leadership.

We bid farewell to outgoing Board members Margaret Bloodworth, Barbara Farber and Eli Fathi and thanked them for their outstanding contributions.

view our 2017 BoardCommittees

Our dedicated staff was stronger than ever.

view our current staff

And we thanked our supporters.

view our list of
2017 Volunteers | Family of Founders

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Photo Credits: Cover – Raspal Singh | Indigenous Curriculum – courtesy Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health | Witness Blanket – Dave Chidley | PIP Interns – courtesy PIP