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In partnership with staff at the Grandmaitre, Virgo and Evans law firm, the Rotary Club of Ottawa was pleased to provide toys for the children at the Oshi Kizis Indigenous Women’s Shelter in Ottawa. 
With support from the Rotary Ottawa Children's Foundation, the Community Service Committee funded these worthwhile local community-based charitable organizations and their projects in 2022-2023:   
They arrived - 156 students from all across Canada and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in their community by car, bus, train and plane, on Saturday, May 13 for four full days of activities, presentations, social events, museums, trips... 
View the map of all the Rotary Clubs and Communities that sponsored them.
They left exhausted, uplifted and thankful for an experience none will forget and all will cherish.  Hear their story...
The eradication of Polio around the world is largely because of the efforts of volunteers like Past President 2001-02 Eva Hammond.  This photo is Eva explaining how you can tell when a child has had their first dose of the vaccine because of their painted fingernail (more recently a “purple pinky”). Read more about Eva's story below.
The Rotary Club of Ottawa has a long history of welcoming exchange students to Ottawa.  As we prepare to welcome students to stay with three families in 2022 – 2023, it’s time to catch up on what’s been happening with students we hosted in past exchanges.  It’s also time to appreciate the excitement felt by our present group of Ottawa students preparing to head out in the coming school year to adventures and an immersive learning situation abroad.
Upcoming Events
Adventure in Citizenship 2024 / Redécouvrons Notre Citoyenneté 2024
A unique and special program for 160 youth May 26-29! 
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Free Reading Program
A complete, fun, interactive English literacy program for grades K to 6.  Click the logo to create a "classroom" on our club's campus, add your learners, and you're all set.  It's an engaging platform with over 3600 activities!
More info at Be Reading
Literacy lasts a lifetime. 
Rotary Club of Ottawa meets...

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:15 p.m.
New Edinburgh Park Fieldhouse
203 Stanley Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1M 1P1
The club meets in person for lunch on the second Monday of each month at 12:15pm and we meet online on the fourth Monday at 7PM . Please check the website for program information and more details.
Photographer reflects on 18 years of chasing polio

Exhibit documents the scope of polio eradication efforts worldwide

Watershed moment gives rise to a revitalized riverfront

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee revitalized its city’s riverfront with a contribution from a local landowner — a strategy that could work in other communities.

Lebanon club channels the power of peace

he newly formed Rotary Club of Beirut Pax Potentia, Lebanon, which focuses on peacebuilding, has its origins in a project funded by a Rotary Foundation global grant

Solar energy expands access to health care

Solar energy isn’t just good for the environment — it’s expanding access to health care

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary (Interim)
Director, Hands On Ottawa
Chair - Community Service
Chair - International Service

AIC partners / sponsors:


Desjardins Ontario Credit Union

The many Rotary Clubs across Canada who sponsor their students' participation and travel.
In partnership with staff at the Grandmaitre, Virgo and Evans law firm, the Rotary Club of Ottawa was pleased to provide toys for the children at the Oshi Kizis Indigenous Women’s Shelter in Ottawa.