28th Annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards

The 28th Annual Philanthropy Awards are presented by Foundation WCPD

The Philanthropy Awards are one of the premier events in our nation's capital, bringing together many of the leading businesses, organizations, professional fundraisers and philanthropists making a difference in our city.

This celebration is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and showcase acts of service, hope and commitment happening within our community.

This year, we are excited to host both an in-person event and live-steam broadcast, featuring compelling stories that celebrate the heart and soul of philanthropy across our region. This year’s event will be emceed by the captivating CityNews Radio Host, Sam Laprade from “An Hour to Give”.

November 10, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
National Arts Center, Canada Room
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON
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5:00 - 5:45pm: Cocktail Reception and Networking
6:00- 9:30pm: Dinner and Awards Gala
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We look forward to celebrating our 2022 Philanthropy Award recipients and hope you will join us!
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Click here to purchase tickets and register.

The Phils is a wonderful reminder of the power of philanthropy to drive change in our community and to celebrate those who do such good work in our city.”

- Rachael Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Food Bank and past AFP Award Recipient.

The 2022 AFP Philanthropy Awards Winners

Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist - Richcraft Homes

This award recognizes a corporation that demonstrates outstanding dedication to community through philanthropic giving to local charitable organizations. This corporation exhibits exemplary civic and charitable duty and generosity and motivates others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Susan Peterson d'Aquino and Thomas d'Aquino

This award is conferred on an individual who demonstrates a leadership role in significant fundraising projects for more than one charitable organization within the community. This person is dedicated to serving charitable institutions and is committed to the advancement of philanthropy.

Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional - David Gourlay

This award recognizes an individual who works directly for a non-profit, charitable organization. This person is dedicated to serving charitable institutions and is committed to the advancement of philanthropy.

Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Group - La Serata Italiana

This award is bestowed upon a group, service club or association whose philanthropic contribution makes a significant impact on the community. This group demonstrates that it cares about society and enhances the quality of life of the community.

Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropist - Michael Wilson

This award honours an individual who demonstrates ongoing personal financial commitment to local charitable organizations. Recipients of this award exhibit outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and their generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Award for Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist - Sezlik.com

This award is presented to a small business that demonstrates philanthropic commitment to local charitable organizations. This company exhibits outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and its generosity encourages others to take philanthropy leadership roles.

Award for Outstanding Youth Philanthropist - Zaina Karaki

This award celebrates a young person who demonstrates a leadership role in local community service. This person is dedicated to benefiting either individuals in need or charitable institutions and is committed to the concept of community service, fundraising or volunteering.

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