We are pleased to announce the 2023 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards!

This year’s winners have made a profound impact on people and organizations in Ottawa.

We look forward to celebrating their acts of service, hope, and commitment within our community.

Join us for this year's AFP Philanthropy Awards

November 16, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

National Arts Centre,

Canada Room


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Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Information Session

The Ottawa Community Foundation in partnership with AFP Ottawa is pleased to host an information session on Proposed Changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax and You

With Jamie Golombek, CA, CPA, CFP, CLU, TEP, Managing Director & Head, Tax and Estate Planning, CIBC, and Kate Lazier, LL.B., CFP,  Director Philanthropy and Legacy Planning, CIBC.


October 19, 23

1 – 2:15 p.m.

Virtual Event


Integrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into Fundraising Practices

With Andre O’Bonsawin, First Nations Collaborative Council Education Quality and Accountability Office Committee Member

and Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Consultancy

Monday, October 30

5 – 6:30 p.m.

700 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

AFP Ottawa Membership. An investment in yourself!

AFP Ottawa Partners

Future Leaders Program

Are you an aspiring young person seeking to break into the nonprofit, philanthropic sector?

Or are you a seasoned professional in this industry, looking to give back and impart some of your knowledge to a promising protégé?

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ottawa Chapter, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are thrilled to partner in AFP’s Future Leaders Program.

As part of the RBC Future Launch initiative, a nationwide $500 million commitment over the next 10 years, AFP Ottawa Chapter has received a grant to help youth gain work experience, grow their network and obtain new skills. By empowering Canadian youth for jobs of tomorrow, AFP Ottawa Chapter is taking a leading role in exposing promising young people to the evolving and growing nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Whether you are a protégé or a mentor, all successful applicants will not only receive compelling benefits, but a valuable opportunity for professional growth.

See AFP Ottawa’s Future Leaders Mentorship Program for more information.

2023 Philanthropy Award Winners Announcement Party

You could feel it at the reception Foundation WCPD president and founder Peter Nicholson hosted at his Rockcliffe Park home last night to celebrate the upcoming AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

The 29th annual dinner, set for Thursday, Nov. 16th at the National Arts Centre, is a feel-good event that recognizes individuals and organizations that give of their time, money and/or skills to charitable causes they care about.

Hosted by:
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Be sure to read all about it on Ottawa Business Journal's Social page!
Article by the fantastic Caroline Philips!

Check out the 2022 Giving Guide!

From Ottawa Business Journal and Foundation WCPD


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Our AFP Ottawa Chapter.

We are the leaders and influencers for a dynamic and growing non-profit sector in our nation’s capital. With more than 200 members, AFP Ottawa represents a vast network that touches every industry and boardroom in the city. We have the privilege of being a proud national leader for other chapters in Canada and play a role in future government policy towards charitable giving.

AFP Ottawa is also truly a diverse community -- of people who make a life bringing people together to support efforts to create a better community, country and world. We actively seek and achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. After all, inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission. The advantages of joining, getting involved, and providing support to your professional association are many. Most important, it helps your career and your charity to advance!

Fundraisers operate in a world of urgent needs, changing public opinions, and evolutions in legislation and demographics. AFP Ottawa has the tools that you need to help your community find the joy in giving, to advance your charity’s mission, and to propel your career. Educational and networking opportunities, our Fundraising Day Conference and the Philanthropy Awards are popular draws. The mentorship program for those new to the profession, CFRE study groups for those advancing to the next level and information updates meet the needs of fundraisers at all levels.

We invite you to explore joining us a member, actively taking part and doing what you can to support this lively and professional community of peers.