2020 Philanthropy Awards

The 26th Annual Philanthropy Awards will be held on:

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The 26th Annual Philanthropy Awards presented by:

The Ottawa Philanthropy awards (The Phils) represent the very best of the charitable sector and are a celebration of service, hope and commitment.

“There has perhaps never been a more urgent need and opportunity to celebrate the Phils – 2020, without question, has been a year of trauma and disruption for countless people,” says Teresa Marques, the board chair of AFP Ottawa and the President and CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation. “And yet, community survives; it continues to fill the gaps; it makes us stronger by bringing us together to support those in our community who are in need. That is what the Philanthropy Awards do best.”

Tune in Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm to celebrate our 2020 Ottawa Philanthropy Award winners on Rogers Cable 22.
This special broadcast will be hosted by 1310 News host, Sam Laprade.


Television: Rogers Cable 22
Online: Rogerstv.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTVOttawa/

2020 Award Recipients 

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Award for Outstanding Emergency Response

Presented by 1310 News

Winner: PCL/EllisDon Joint Venture and their Supply Chain

Nominated by the Royal Ottawa Foundation

*This one-time award recognizes the extraordinary philanthropic efforts undertaken by an individual philanthropist or volunteer, business, group, foundation, charity or other organization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Presented by DonorPerfect

Winner: Jacline Nyman

Nominated by KPMG LLP


Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Presented by The Zed Family

Winner: Peter Charbonneau

Nominated by Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Zed Family
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Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Group

Winner: Ski for Kids
Derek Noble and Tom McKenna

Nominated by CHEO Foundation

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Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Presented by Welch LLP

Winner: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Nominated by Youth Ottawa / The Ottawa Hospital/ University of Ottawa

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Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

Winner: Joe Thottungal, Coconut Lagoon and Thali Restaurants

Nominated by Food for Thought Net Café


Award for Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist

Presented by Brazeau Seller Law

Winner: Emond Harnden

Nominated by the National Arts Centre Foundation


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Award for Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

Presented by Harvey Mckinnon Associates

Winner: Ava Sidoli

Nominated by the Ottawa Food Bank


A Special Thanks to

Barbara Crook & Dan Greenberg, Danbe Foundation



Thank you our Friends of the Phils Sponsors

Thanks to our media sponsors and partners

A very special thanks to our program sponsor


National Philanthropy Day

Please direct any questions to 2020 Ottawa Philanthropy Award Co-Chairs, Angie Kelly and Jessie-Lee Wallace via secretariat@afpottawa.ca