The Ottawa Senators Foundation empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness. It is proud to have a direct impact on the lives of so many each year. Annually the Ottawa Senators Foundation provides financial and in-kind support to more than 100 charitable organizations in the National Capital Region.
At a glance
Year founded: 1998
Geographic region of focus: Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $6,537,049
Top funding sources:
- Electronic 50/50 Raffle At Ottawa Senators Home Games: 49%
- Signature Events & Corporate Sponsorships: 26%
- Community Events: 17%
- Philanthropic Donations: 8%
From August 2018 to July 2019, the investments made to support incredible programs and charitable partners in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec directly helped more than 60,000 kids. Below is a snapshot of how supporting the Ottawa Senators Foundation is truly changing the game for children and youth in our region:
$1.2 million invested
- SENS RINKS (15 of 20 completed).
- SENS Camperships: 2,200+ kids attended 30 camps in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
- SENS I Love to Skate: 500+ kids received free skates, helmets and skating lessons.
- SENS Sport and Leadership League: 1,184 kids participated in five competitive sports leagues.
- SENS RecLink: 389 kids accessed nearly 40,000 hours of free sport and recreation programming.
- SENS Power Plays Program: 319 kids received financial assistance to try 12 different sports.
- SENS Play & Music Program: 1,200 kids accessed free therapeutic sessions.
- SENS Seats: 2,684 tickets were donated.
Physical and mental wellness:
The following programs we support at no cost:
- Project s.t.e.p.: Youth drug and alcohol addiction education and counselling in 57 high schools.
- Youth Hub: Residential shelter and wrap-around-wellness programming.
- Oncology Wellbeing Program: Counselling for oncology patients and their families at CHEO.
100+ students awarded scholarships from our endowment funds
- Ottawa Senators Foundation Scholarship Program
- MBNA/Ottawa Senators Foundation Bursary.
- Ottawa Senators Foundation Military Families Fund Bursary
- Bell Canada/Ottawa Senators Foundation Bursaries (2)
- Direct Energy/Ottawa Senators Foundation Bursary/Bill Patterson Memorial Bursary
- Just One Person Scholarship
- Bell Canada/Ottawa Senators Bursary
- Daniel Alfredsson Scholarship in Mental Health
University of Ottawa:
- Bell/Senators Educational Bursary
- Just One Person Scholarship
- La Bourse des Sénateurs d’Ottawa.
Roger Neilson House:
Roger Neilson House is a pediatric respite and palliative care home dedicated to enhancing the comfort and quality of life of children and families in a time of need. The Ottawa Senators Foundation has made a long-term commitment to cover an important portion of the annual operating budget for the home and to help build an endowment fund to provide for its future financial stability and growth.
Roger Neilson House was at 98 per cent occupancy, offering families the following support:
- Acute end-of-life care
- Grief and bereavement support
- Pain and symptom management
- Perinatal hospice
- Respite care
- Transitional care
How you can help
- Make a donation
- Sponsor an event
- Attend an event
- Host an event
- Buy 50/50 raffle tickets online
- Participate in our auctions
- Donate your Sens hockey or concert tickets
- Volunteer your time
- Like and share our social posts
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Visit our YouTube channel
- Attend an Ottawa Senators hockey game
Board members and executives
Ottawa Senators players representative
Senior legal counsel
Roxanne Bouchard (Treasurer)
Vice-president and market manager, BMO Private Bank
President, Charlebois Trépanier and Associates
Associate, Welch Capital Partners
Vice-chair, Tax practice leader, EY
Sens Alumni Member and Partner, Stratum Advisory Group
Managing director, Canada Life
Ottawa Senators coaches representative
Dr. Robert Ganske
Partner, Holland Cross Dental Centre
Second vice-chair, Chief revenue officer, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club