Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Group, 2023

Canadian Federation of University Women — Ottawa


The Scholarship Trust Fund of the Canadian Federation of University Women-Ottawa was created in 1983 with seed money of $4,000. Over the past 40 years, the fund has grown to more than $500,000 and more than $330,000 has been awarded to women pursuing higher education in the Ottawa area. Thirty-five scholarships and bursaries are now awarded annually.

CFUW-Ottawa is grateful to its members who have supported its fundraising appeals, as well as for the dedicated stewardship of the fund’s trustees throughout the years.

CFUW-Ottawa also thanks its community partners of HOMSA (Heads of Mission Spouses Association), the ICO (International Club of Ottawa), Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College. With their collaboration and cooperation in 2022, three new awards were created for refugee women studying in Ottawa.

CFUW-Ottawa’s annual awards ceremony provides an opportunity for club members and partners to meet and celebrate the achievements of these deserving recipients.