Charity Beneficiaries


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa works with young and adult women who have been or may become criminalized, to reduce harm and oppression, and to contribute to a healthy community.

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The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) supports children and youth as they navigate through the child welfare system. Families involved with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) are facing mental health challenges, poverty, or addiction, all of which can impact their ability to care for their children. CAFO gives access to educational, enrichment, and essential opportunities to these children and youth whose families need a little extra support.

YGK Healthcare Champions

NICU WebCam project
YGK Healthcare Champions: A community of volunteer ambassadors for the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) & Providence Care working alongside University Hospital Kingston Foundation (UHKF).
Passionate about supporting world class healthcare in our region.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Web Camera Project at KGH: Funds raised will go towards purchasing 27 medical grade webcams for every bassinet in our NICU - ensuring families can stay connected with their babies even when they can not be bedside.

The Ashton Dickson Youth Empowerment (ADYE) was founded in February 2020 to emphasize the need for resources for racialized youth in Ottawa. Founded by his mother, Donna Dickson, along with her family, together they aim to build a legacy in Ashton’s memory in honour of the life he was eager to live.

Alta Vista Cooperative Nursery School

(AVCNS) is a non-profit corporation licensed by the Ministry of Education and the Childcare Early Years Act (CCEYA). AVCNS operates on a co-operative basis, with assistance from the parents of the children enrolled in the school. Parents support the school by serving on the Board of Directors, Snack and Playdough Duty Days, Volunteer tasks that need to be done around the centre and volunteer donations for program supplies.

Their mission is to create a special place for children where play is learning and learning is stimulating, challenging, creative and fun; to encourage parents to understand and enjoy this very valuable time and space; and to foster an interest for life-long learning in this unique child, parent and teacher relationship.

Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation

Your gift changes animals' lives.

Your compassion and generosity provides urgently needed care and shelter for thousands of animals suffering from injury, abuse or neglect each year in Ontario.

Making a donation to YSB, you give the gifts of help and hope to some of Ottawa’s most vulnerable young people. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of youth, both today, and tomorrow.


The Mental Health Gala

Amy Caruso, CEO

The Mental Health Gala is a fundraising effort to raise money for two very important organizations in our community, Do It For Daron (DIFD) and The Royal Ottawa.


DIFD was founded in 2011 by friends and family of Daron Richardson, who died by suicide at the age of 14. With this initiative came a movement to encourage conversations and spread awareness about youth mental health.

The Royal is a specialized mental health centre which treats people with complex and serious mental illnesses across Eastern Ontario. It focuses on 14 areas of care including, but not limited to: anxiety, mood disorders, operational stress injuries & PTSD, recovery programs, schizophrenia, seniors, youth, women’s mental health, etc.

Together we can make a difference in our community and help end the stigma around mental health in Canada!