The 26th Annual Philanthropy Awards will be held on:
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
National Arts Centre, Canada Room
Take time to honour Ottawa's finest in philanthropy.
Philanthropy has never been more important. This year, more than ever, the impact of giving is felt by charities large and small in Ottawa, and their beneficiaries.
Our community benefits from the many individuals, families, groups and businesses that make outstanding contributions of time, leadership, and funding to countless local charitable organizations. The Philanthropy Awards were created to acknowledge these expressions of generosity and commitment to community.
You can recognize those who make a difference to your organization by submitting a nomination in one or more of the following categories:
NEW! This year, in recognition of the outstanding efforts undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can also recognize those who make a difference by submitting a nomination for:
The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Friday, June 5, 2020 for consideration by this year's Selection Committee. Please note the Selection Committee is the same for all eight awards this year.
All eight awards will be presented at the AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the NAC. Tickets will be available for purchase in September.
Please know, while we continue to make plans for the AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards Gala, we are monitoring the developments around COVID-19 and we will follow the guidelines from Ottawa Public Health.
Please direct any questions to Angie Kelly and Jessie-Lee Wallace via secretariat at afpottawa.ca
2019 Award Recipients
Congratulations to seven individuals, corporations and groups who were recognized at the 25th annual AFP Philanthropy Awards on November 13th, 2019 at the National Arts Centre (NAC).
Outstanding Fundraising Professional Jim Orban with University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation representative Barbara Farber (nominator) and sponsor Bob Baker (Global Philanthropic).
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Paul McCarney with nominator Tim Kluke (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation) and sponsor Jennifer Conley (Carleton University).
H.O.P.E. Executive Director Holly Tarrison accepts the Outstanding Philanthropic Group award with her team, nominator Patti Murphy (Youth Services Bureau Foundation) and Teresa Marques (AFP Ottawa).
Tony Priftakis, Owner of Buffet des Continents, accepts the Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist award with nominator Jacqueline Belsito (CHEO Foundation) and sponsor Harold Feder (Brazeau Seller Law).
DYMON CEO Glen Luckman accepts the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award with nominator Sean Wong (The Ottawa Mission Foundation) and Teresa Marques (AFP Ottawa).
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Marina Kun with nominator Peter MacDonald (Chamberfest) and sponsor Ed Sluga (PGgrowth).
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Logan Hussein with nominator Kevin Keohane (CHEO Foundation) and sponsors Glenn Sheen and Linda Newman (RBC).
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).
Special Inspiration Award honouring Jonathan Pitre, accepted by his mom Tina Boileau with nominator Kevin Keohane (CHEO Foundation) and sponsor Dan Greenberg (Accora Village).
Outstanding Fundraising Professional Jayne Watson with nominator Jane Moore (NAC Foundation) and sponsor Ibrahim Inayatali (Global Philanthropic).
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Gregory Sanders with nominator Linda Eagen (Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation) and Kelly Lachance (AFP Ottawa).
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).
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).
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Keshav Goel with nominator Deirdre Freiheit (Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation) and Kelly Lachance (AFP Ottawa).
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).
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.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional Jennifer Van Noort with Tim Kluke and John Bouza of Global Philanthropic.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Tom Spence with Paul Brousseau of BMR Group and Tara Beechey.
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.
Paul and Celine Bouzanis of PBC Group accept the Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist award with Harold Feder of Brazeau Seller Law and Meighan Hartley.
The Shoppers Drug Mart team accepts the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award with Steve Lowell and Jayne Blumenthal of S&J Training Solutions.
Outstanding Youth Philanthropists Hannah, Sophie, and Cece Weider with Jacques Emond of Emond Harnden, Patti Murphy and Scott Lawrence.
Jennifer Conley of Carleton University and Cistel’s Nishith Goel present Cuckoo Kochard with the Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award.
MC Sarah Freemark of CTV Morning Live hosted the 2017 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.