2021 Philanthropy Awards

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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.

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

5:40 p.m. In-Person Guests Take Their Seats for Dinner

7:00 p.m.  Ceremony Livestream Start


The recommended dress for the evening is business attire.

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.

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2021 Award Recipients 

Updated - YSB Foundation logo

Award Innovation in Fundraising

Presented by RBC

Winner: Youth Services Bureau Foundation

Nominated by KPMG Ottawa

Rachael Wilson

Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Winner: Rachael Wilson

Nominated by the Ottawa Food Bank


Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Presented by Brazeau Seller LLP

Winner: Ian Sherman

Nominated by Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation


Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Group

Presented by Emond Harnden

Winner: Carleton County Law Association

Nominated by the Ottawa Food Bank

Dave and Ann Trick

Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

Winner: Dave and Ann Tricks

Nominated by CHEO Foundation


Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Presented by The Zed Family

Winner: CLV Group

Nominated by the Ottawa Food Bank

Daniel Bersyniow-Naane

Award for Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

Winner: Daniel Bersyniow-Naane

Nominated by Sergio D. Petraroja

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Dinner Sponsor

Friends of the Phils

Media Sponsors

Print Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Please direct any questions to 2021 Ottawa Philanthropy Award Co-Chairs, Shelagh Connolly and Laura Scaffidi via secretariat@afpottawa.ca