Philanthropy Awards

AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards

November, 13 2019
National Arts Centre (NAC)
A Celebration of Outstanding Community Contributors

For more than 20 years, AFP Ottawa has had the honour of paying tribute to those who make our city, and our country, a better place through acts for the common good. An annual event celebrating National Philanthropy Day, the AFP Philanthropy Awards recognize the great contributions of philanthropy to the enrichment of our world.

The Philanthropy Awards is one of the premier events in Ottawa ,bringing together many of the leading businesses, organizations, professional fundraisers and philanthropists for an evening of food, drink and entertainment. The evening includes speeches and multi-media presentations of the award recipients and their inspiring stories.

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National Philanthropy Day

The 25th Annual Philanthropy Awards presented by:

Photos from 2018 Philanthropy Awards

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2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to eight individuals, corporations and groups who were recognized at the 24th annual AFP Philanthropy Awards on November 14th, 2018 at the National Arts Centre (NAC).

The 24th Annual Philanthropy Awards presented by:

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Special Inspiration Award honouring Jonathan Pitre, accepted by his mom Tina Boileau with nominator Kevin Keohane (CHEO Foundation) and sponsor Dan Greenberg (Accora Village).

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Outstanding Fundraising Professional Jayne Watson with nominator Jane Moore (NAC Foundation) and sponsor Ibrahim Inayatali (Global Philanthropic).

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Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Gregory Sanders with nominator Linda Eagen (Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation) and Kelly Lachance (AFP Ottawa).

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Kelly Funeral Homes representative John Laframboise accepts the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award with nominator Neil Leslie (Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation), Ryan Kilger (Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation) and Kelly Lachance (AFP Ottawa).

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Dragon Boat Foundation CEO John Brooman accepts the Outstanding Philanthropic Group award with nominator Scott Lawrence (Youth Services Bureau Foundation) and Holly Wagg (Good Works).

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Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Keshav Goel with nominator Deirdre Freiheit (Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation) and Kelly Lachance (AFP Ottawa).

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David and Pamela Malcomson, Owners of Canadian Tire Kanata, accept the Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist award with nominator Mitchell Bellman (Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health) and sponsor Harold Feder (Brazeau Seller Law).

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Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Mike McGahan with nominator Colleen Mooney (Boys and Girls Club) and sponsor André Champagne (Emond Harnden LLP).

2017 Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the individuals, corporations and groups who were recognized at the 23rd annual AFP Philanthropy Awards on November 14th, 2017 at the The Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom.

The 24th Annual Philanthropy Awards presented by:

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Outstanding Fundraising Professional Jennifer Van Noort with Tim Kluke and John Bouza of Global Philanthropic.

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Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Tom Spence with Paul Brousseau of BMR Group and Tara Beechey.

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Ottawa Catholic School Board representatives accept the Outstanding Philanthropic Group award: Tom D’Amico, Associate Director of Education and Joanne MacEwan, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, with Neil Leslie and Fraser Green of Good Works.

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Paul and Celine Bouzanis of PBC Group accept the Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist award with Harold Feder of Brazeau Seller Law and Meighan Hartley.

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The Shoppers Drug Mart team accepts the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award with Steve Lowell and Jayne Blumenthal of S&J Training Solutions.

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Outstanding Youth Philanthropists Hannah, Sophie, and Cece Weider with Jacques Emond of Emond Harnden, Patti Murphy and Scott Lawrence.

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Jennifer Conley of Carleton University and Cistel’s Nishith Goel present Cuckoo Kochard with the Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award.

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MC Sarah Freemark of CTV Morning Live hosted the 2017 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

2016 Award Recipients

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist – Scotiabank
(nominated by University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation)

Outstanding Youth – Jonathan & Alyssa Chow
(nominated by YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region)

Outstanding Philanthropic Group – PIPR (Partners Investing in Parkinson Research)
(nominated by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation)

Outstanding Small Business Philanthropists – Morris Home Team
(nominated by Dovercourt Recreation Association)

Outstanding Individual Philanthropist – David Sweanor
(nominated by HealthBridge Foundation of Canada)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Gary Zed
(nominated by National Arts Centre Foundation)