WE’VE BEEN ON A 22-YEAR JOURNEY THAT WAS REIMAGINED IN 2020.

Our ENCORE promises to be even more powerful for young people in the National Capital Region.

MISSION

The Ottawa-Gatineau Youth Foundation empowers young people to realize their full potential with engagement in physical & mental wellness activities, post-secondary education studies and opportunities to lead social justice actions within their communities.

YOUNG PEOPLE - OUR PASSION

VISION

Creating empowerment & opportunity for young people through community.

VALUES

Committed | Inclusive | Change-Agents.

AGE OF YOUTH WE SERVE

8 - 22 years

GEOGRAPHY SCOPE

National Capital Region

CHARITABLE REGISTRATION #

880975065 RR 0001

OUR HISTORY

Established in 1998

Launched as a registered Canadian charity in 1998 by the Ottawa Senators NHL franchise owner of the time, Rod Bryden, and governed by a group of dedicated community volunteers ever since, the Foundation took a leadership role, on behalf of the hockey club, for its philanthropic and community investment endeavours.


Throughout its 22-year relationship with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, the Foundation raised millions of dollars in partnership with NHL players and alumni, corporate partners, community event organizers, individuals, and fans of the team.


As a result, $35+ million was granted to hundreds of charities throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec to support programs that provided opportunities for children and youth to access sport, recreation, healthcare, and educational opportunities.

Spring 2020

In the spring of 2020, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club determined it wanted to take its philanthropic and community granting efforts in a new direction.

The volunteer board of directors of the Foundation, as a result, made the difficult but necessary decision to see its relationship with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club conclude on July 31, 2020, the date in which the Licencing Agreement between the Foundation and Capital Sports & Entertainment Inc. expired.

October 28, 2020
Our ENCORE

On October 28, 2020 the Foundation launched operations under its new name of Ottawa-Gatineau Youth Foundation (OGYF) with incredible support and enthusiasm from the community.


Both the staff team and volunteer board of directors is committed to ensuring the 22-year legacy of making a measurable impact in the lives of young people by providing them with game changing opportunities continues for years to come.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IAN SHERMAN

Chair

Tax Partner

Ernst & Young Ottawa

BARBARA CROOK

Vice Chair

Director

Danbe Foundation

GOLDY HYDER

Past Chair

President & CEO

Business Council of Canada

ROXANNE BOUCHARD

Treasurer

Vice President & Market Leader

BMO Private Wealth

BRENDAN BELL

Director

Principal

Bell Wealth Advisory & Planning

CONNOR McGARRY

Director

Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Welch Capital

JASON McMAHON

Director

Managing Director, Ontario East

Freedom 55

MICHEL DROUIN

Director

President & Partner

Charlebois Trepanier

TARA BOROWIECKI

Director

Educator

DONNA BAKER

Director

Co-Founder/Managing Partner

Keynote Group

JESSY DESJARDINS

Director

Real Estate Developer

Brigil

RICARDO EVANGELHO

Director

Owner & Founder

Hit Point Press Inc.

NISHITH GOEL

Director

CEO

Cistel Technology

RIAD TALLIM

Director

Retired Assistant Crown Attorney

KIMBERLY BIGGS

Director

CEO

Agency POP INC.

JIM ORBAN

Director

Retired Fundraising &

Business Executive