My Event Guidelines

Hosting an Event for the Ottawa Humane Society

Hosting an event in support of the Ottawa Humane Society is a great way to get you, your family, friends and colleagues involved and make a difference in the lives of Ottawa’s animals. The funds you raise will assure a future for Ottawa’s homeless animals.

Follow these easy steps to host an event for the animals:

  1. Decide on an event that you would like to host.
  2. Fill out and submit a Community Event Request Form.
  3. Host your event and have fun making a difference!
  4. Raise Funds online through My Fundraiser or offline at your event.
  5. Contact the OHS Coordinator: Events to arrange a time to bring in any offline funds raised from your event.

Additional Event Support:                                                                           

The Ottawa Humane Society can provide the following support once your event has been approved:

  • Event resources and OHS promo materials.
  • Include your event in our Calendar of Events on the OHS website.
  • Use of the OHS name and logo.
  • In some cases, OHS staff, volunteers and animals can attend your event

The Ottawa Humane Society is unable to provide the following:

  • Funding or reimbursement for event expenses.
  • Mail or email lists such as donor lists and staff lists.
  • Guaranteed promotion or advertising of your event other than on our Calendar of Events.
  • Guaranteed attendance of staff, volunteers or animals at your event.
  • Application for gaming or liquor licenses.
  • Assistance with ticket sales or corporate sponsorship.
  • Supply prizes and auction items.

For more information on hosting a fundraising event:

Please call us at (613) 725-3166 ext. 238 or email We are always happy to support you with your creative event ideas!