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The 27th Annual Philanthropy Awards presented by:

The Ottawa Philanthropy Awards represent the very best of the charitable sector and are a celebration of service, hope, and commitment.

This wonderful evening brings us together to honour the incredible contribution of philanthropists, volunteers, youth, businesses, and corporate partners, helping make our community a better place to live and grow.  As we continue to work towards a collective COVID-19 response, our tremendous leaders in Ottawa persevere in making valiant efforts and contributions to improve and support our community.

We are excited to announce there will be an in-person ceremony this year on November 10 at the National Arts Centre. In accordance with the Government of Ontario reopening regulations, our in-person ceremony will have a limited capacity.


For those unable to join us in-person, the award ceremony will be live-streamed for free on the AFP website! 


We invite you to join us as we celebrate service, hope and commitment this year, either in-person or online.

AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards

November 10

Canada Room - National Arts Centre


5:00 p.m.  Doors Open for In-Person Masked Mingle

5:45 p.m. In-Person Guests Take Their Seats for Dinner

7:00 p.m.  Ceremony Livestream Start


Due to health and safety regulations the in-person ceremony will have a limited capacity, as well as other regulations to maintain physical distancing. All attendees will need to show a proof of vaccination upon arrival. If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact


Don't forget to check your inbox for our emails highlighting this year’s recipients!  

Presenting Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Award Sponsors

Zed Family

Thanks to our media sponsors and partners

Print Sponsor

Please direct any questions to 2020 Ottawa Philanthropy Award Co-Chairs, Shelagh Connolly and Laura Scaffidi via