Frequently Asked Questions

A. Of course! We have put together a handy suggestion guide with some of our top event ideas.
A. Yes, the first step is to register your event on our website. You will be asked to sign a third party agreement. Once we receive your registration form and signed agreement, we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm The Ottawa Mission’s approval of your event and provide you with the resources you need to get started.
A. It takes approximately 24-48 hours to review and process the application. We encourage our community partners to keep this in mind when planning an event.
A. You can impact the lives of people in need by organizing a fundraising event in your community, school or workplace. Thanks to the generous support of community partners like you, we are able to offer the basics of food, shelter & clothing as well as life-changing programs like job training, addiction treatment, medical and dental care, and so much more. Your support keeps our doors open 24/7, 365 days a year.
A. Yes, but this must be pre-approved. We ask that any promotional items, such as posters, be sent to us at The Ottawa Mission for review before being released to the public. Please contact Leila Jakubinek at or by calling 613-234-1144 ext. 236.
A. Registering your event helps us to support your efforts and ensures that we are aware of the event in the community. By registering you have access to many helpful resources to help make your event a success!
A. Income tax receipts may only be issued by The Ottawa Mission Foundation.
A. Yes, in order to keep out status as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency, it is imperative that we handle all matters around receipting in an appropriate, timely, efficient and legal matter. Please contact Megan Feltham at or by calling 613-234-1155, ext. 425.
A. We aim to provide as much support and promotional material as possible - such as brochures and Mission banners. Our materials are limited so we can’t guarantee we can supply everything you may want but we’ll certainly do our best.
A. We can post your event on our website events page and discuss the possibility of posting on our social media channels.
A. No, you must be able to cover your expenses. The Ottawa Mission is not responsible for expenses. Under no circumstances is The Ottawa Mission able to offer funding or reimbursement for any event expenses. If you collect donations at your event, ALL donations must be reported and given directly to The Ottawa Mission. If you are planning to pay for any of the event expenses out of the money raised at the event (e.g. Ticket sales), you must make it clear that the Net Proceeds are being donated.
A. No, that is the responsibility of the event organizers.
A. No, that is the responsibility of the event organizers.
A. No, that is the responsibility of the event organizers.
A. The funds collected should be sent to The Ottawa Mission Foundation within 30 days of the event taking place to ensure donors are thanked promptly.

By Mail:

The Ottawa Mission Foundation
P.O Box 7068, Stn. Vanier
Vanier, ON K1L 8E2

In person:

The Ottawa Mission Foundation
46 Daly Ave
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
A. Yes, please contact Leila Jakubinek at or by calling 613-234-1144 ext. 236.