This holiday season, the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement wants to give you something to look forward to. Grab your friends, family, and members of your community and get engaged today! Whether it be volunteering at events or simply attending them, ‘tis the season to get involved!
Date: December 1 to 23, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays) from 9am to 3pm
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, Ontario
Premium quality, Ottawa-area fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and crafts!
Date: December 1, 2018
Location: Lansdowne, Ottawa, Ontario
The Santa Shuffle is an annual 5km Fun-Run and 1km Elf Walk to raise funds for local Salvation Army initiatives, which provide hope and support to those in need across Canada. This family-oriented event takes place in 38 locations across Canada. The event is held in proud partnership with the Running Room.
Date: December 1, 2018 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Various locations around the city (see website)
OC Transpo buses will be parked outside participating Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer and No Frills stores across the city. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations.
Date: December 8, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: City Hall - 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario
Join Mayor Jim Watson as he hosts the Mayor’s 18th Annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 8 at Ottawa City Hall, in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Come ice skate on the Sens Rink of Dreams, take a horse-drawn wagon ride on the downtown streets surrounding City Hall, then indulge in delicious Beaver Tails!
Date: December 9, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Activities for everyone including a vendor’s row, kids craft station, and more! Don’t forget to drop by Santa’s Grotto for a chance to meet and take a picture with Santa!
Date: December 13, 2018 at 9pm
Location: Kinki Lounge, 41 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario
With the success of last year’s donations, Bring Ya Eh Game is proud to bring back the Hip Hop Food Drive for a 4th year as there is a need for this initiative in the community. Tickets at the door are $5 with a non-perishable food donation or $10 without.
Date: ALL WINTER!
Ottawa has cold winters, and the Snowsuit Fund helps those in need keep warm this winter. Volunteers are always needed to ensure the smooth operation of the distribution of snowsuits!
Date: December 15 and 16, 2018
Location: More than 35 different locations
Dre Bureau's Food Drive is one of the main financing activities of the Social Pediatrics Centre of Gatineau, in addition to being a major festive event. Help out and raise funds that will go directly to the children's services.
For more information, please contact Marlène Ruel, communication and mobilization advisor directly.
Note: If you are a uOttawa student and volunteer during this holiday season, your hours can be registered through our Community Engagement Navigator! Fill out a Placement Proposed By Student form to have your hours recognized, and print an official copy of your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)!
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the MJCGCE!