Investment Opportunities and Information

2015 Call for Proposals Process

United Way Ottawa will be launching the 2015 Call for Proposal Process in November 17th, 2014
United Way has developed an integrated Investment Framework which includes the review of our Priority Goals as well as a two-phase Call for Proposals process. The first phase includes an opportunity for non-profit organizations aligned to our Priority Goals and that demonstrate results to submit a “Request for Investment “outline for funding consideration. Request for Investments will be due on December 15th, 2014 at 1 p.m. The applicant agencies invited to move to the second phase will be requested to submit a full proposal.
Specific details about this year’s Call for Proposals will be made available prior to the launch.
United Way Ottawa is currently recruiting volunteers to be Priority Goal Assessors (PGA) for the 2015 Call for Proposals. For more information, please see  Call for Proposal Assessor Recruitment and contact us by November 19th, 2014.

Information Sessions

Non-profit organizations are invited to attend one of our upcoming Investment Framework and Call for Proposals information sessions.  
Information Session Details:
PLEASE NOTE: Each session has a maximum capacity of 45 registrants. 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:30-3:30 French   BDO Boardroom
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:00-7:00 English   BDO Boardroom
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:00-4:00 English   BDO Boardroom
Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:00-11:00 English   BDO Boardroom
Information about the Priority Goals can be found at Investment Priorities.
Please note that the priority goal refinements for Agency Capacity Building, Crisis Supports, Mental Health & Addictions, and Housing Supports will be posted prior to the launch of the Call for Proposals.

Proposal Writing Workshops

As in the previous Call for Proposals, United Way is offering proposal writing workshops.  Proposal writing is an essential skill for any non-profit organization seeking the support of funders. Although this workshop will be geared specifically to United Way’s proposal requirements, you will learn tips and techniques for writing effective proposals in general, enabling your organization to explore other funding opportunities.  
The workshops will include:
  • A brief overview of United Way’s Focus Areas and Priority Goals;
  • An outline of standard proposal content; 
  • An overview on how to develop program/project indicators; and
  • Hands-on proposal writing practice. 
Workshop Details:
PLEASE NOTE: Each session has a maximum capacity of 25 participants.  Please limit registration to two representatives per organization. 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:00-4:00 French   BDO Boardroom
Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:30-12:30 English   BDO Boardroom
Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:30-4:30 English   BDO Boardroom
If you have any questions or register for a workshop and are not able to attend, please notify us at