OUR STORY

We Help Make the Holiday Season a Little Brighter For Those Who Need a Helping Hand

The Christmas Cheer Foundation works to support our community in need. We create a positive way for the community to share and celebrate the holidays together by partnering with select organizations. Together we fundraise and share donations with local charities throughout the city of Ottawa and surrounding areas. These charities then provide their time, love, and resources in making their own Christmas giving campaigns a success.

HISTORY

With Love and Dedication, Each Decade is More Influential Than the Last

Our efforts began during the Christmas season in 1951. With the support of the CFRA and the West Ottawa Lions Club behind us, we began the Christmas Cheer Broadcast — our annual radio-thon. Since then, the Christmas Cheer initiative has grown and welcomed the support of many local organizations and celebrities.

The Christmas Cheer Foundation was created in 2007, but our efforts have been long appreciated in the Ottawa community. Our annual Breakfast welcomes thousands of friendly faces in the community.

OUR BOARD

Meet the Individuals That Make Christmas Cheer Possible

Jim McConnery (Chair),
Ross Meredith, The Westin Ottawa
Cathy Steele, Mahogany Corp.
Tessa Warmelink, Gowling WLG
Marsha Wilson, St. Joe’s Women’s Center
Christine Kincaid, Mediaplus Advertising

OUR CHARITIES

Driven by the Dedication of our Local Charities

Ottawa Food Bank
Caring and Sharing
Shepherds of Good Hope
Youth Services Bureau
 
Debra Dynes
Youville Center
Caldwell Family Centre
YMCA-YWCA
 
Ottawa Intercity Ministries
Barrhaven Food Cupboard
FAMSAC