Help make Ottawa a better place

Ottawa is known for many things: ByWard Market, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal just to name a few. But from poverty-related issues, to mental health and environment conservation, the need for change and action in Ottawa is great.

Only choosing one cause to support can be extremely difficult when you want to make an impact close to home. By supporting the Ottawa Fund by Unite for Change, you don’t have to choose. You can support a wide array of causes all working to strengthen and improve your city.

A new way to support ByTown

We need your support to create a stronger and more vibrant Ottawa.

The Ottawa Fund includes hundreds of small and medium-sized local charities that offer a variety of programs and services such as mental health support, nature conservation, homeless shelters, food banks, and much more.

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I always give to local charities. Love that this helps a lot of causes and brings the community together to help those in need in our city. Such an amazing concept!

—Scott Johnson

Make a difference in your community

Donate to the Ottawa Fund today. Your gift will support hundreds of Ottawa charities all working to improve the city you call home. Together we can increase access to mental health care, eradicate homelessness, protect our environment, and so much more.

ABOUT the Ottawa Fund

The Ottawa Fund includes 242 local charities who are working to create a better city for all. The Fund is an aggregate fund that includes hundreds of small and medium-sized charities.


The chart above shows the primary category associated with charities included in the fund, although many charities are associated with more than one category. To see the list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.

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