At United Way Ottawa, events are one of the main ways we bring community together. They are a great way for you to get involved in the work we do on a regular basis. They help us to bring volunteers, sponsors and community organizations together to talk, learn, network and, of course, celebrate. Through these events, we invite you to GIVE, SPEAK UP and TAKE ACTION in your community.

Our events team puts together inspiring, exciting and high energy events for everyone involved. They also support cross-promotions and help third-party events run smoothly and meet their objectives.

Costs for our events are covered by the generosity of the sponsors in our community.

  • Date:
    18 Sep 2014
    7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
    Ernst & Young Centre - 4899 Uplands Drive
    Join us, together with Ottawa’s top business and government leaders, community partners and the great people who live, work and play in our city, for the 2014 kick-off!Enjoy breakfast served by local celebrities, Connect with your community...
  • Date:
    04 Oct 2014
    Departs at multple times
    Multiple Locations
    What’s better than cycling for a good cause? Cycling for a good cause to Beau's Oktoberfest!The Beau’s Oktoberfest Ride is a 100km (from Ottawa) or 133 km (from Kanata) ride that finishes at Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill...
  • Date:
    30 Oct 2014
    6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
    Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Ave. West
    United Way Ottawa is proud to host Schmoozefest, Ottawa’s exclusive networking event for the next generation of philanthropists, change makers and passionate networkers. This unique fundraising event works to connect people while raising...

Other Events

Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration
The Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration event honours all former Community Builder Award recipients by revealing their names on the Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration, located in Jean Pigott Hall at City Hall. This event brings United Way’s Community Builders together and celebrates the enduring work they do in Ottawa.

Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala
This evening honours people, organizations, partnerships, agencies and neighbourhood groups that work tirelessly, passionately and collectively to help make change happen in our community.

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for the Board of Directors of United Way Ottawa to present the Annual Report and Financial Statements to the members and the general public. 

Community Campaign Launch
This is your opportunity to meet the Campaign Cabinet, connect with your community to celebrate the start of United Way Ottawa’s Annual Campaign, and help make change happen in our city.

Join United Way Ottawa’s Next Generation Cabinet for the city’s ultimate networking event. This exclusive evening is designed to create opportunities for young professionals to interact with some of Ottawa’s most elite and connected community leaders in a relaxed environment.

Community Campaign Celebration
Join us for campaign highlights and celebrations.