April 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM
The VOscars is a highlight of the year for the city’s volunteers and not-for-profits. The event celebrates Ottawa’s vibrant volunteer community and gives special recognition to those individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
The 2019 VOscars will be held on the evening of April 17th, 2019 at Ottawa City Hall beginning at 6:00 pm with a reception. The event will be emceed by Sam Laprade, creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News.
Tickets to the 2019 Annual VOscars are now sold out. To be added to the waitlist, click here.
A silent auction is taking place during the 2019 VOscars. The on-line auction is now officially open. Bids can now be placed in advance of the event and will end at the event at 9:00 pm. Click here to view the online auction.
By sponsoring the VOscars corporations and businesses will be both supporting the cause of volunteerism and contributing to the causes of hundreds of non-profits and charities in the Ottawa region who rely on volunteers to achieve their missions – whether it is helping children in need, the disadvantaged, the homeless, people with disabilities or any number of causes that are represented in the city.
Every year VO presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to an outstanding Ottawa citizen who has devoted her/his life to giving back to the community. Previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include:
2011 – Max Keeping
2012 – Lawrence Greenspon
2013 – Grete Hale
2014 – Barbara McInnes
2015 – Jim Durrell
2016 – Coralie Lalonde
2017 – Dave Smith
2018 - James McCracken
VO is pleased to be presenting this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Dennis Jackson, dedicated volunteer and community builder. For over 30 years, Dennis has demonstrated his commitment to giving back to the community through his leadership and involvement with a wide range of non-profits, charities, health, educational and cultural institutions and fundraising organizations
This year’s VOscars Award finalists are:
This Award is given to an individual or group of individuals that best exemplifies the spirit of volunteering in Ottawa.
Nominees in this category are young people in the community who have made a significant contribution through their volunteer efforts.
This Award is given to a senior citizen who has made a meaningful impact in the community through their volunteer efforts.
Nominees in this category are corporations and businesses that demonstrate social responsibility practices by supporting volunteering among its employees.
Nominees in this category include organizations that have demonstrated leadership in creating and promoting an environment of diversity and inclusion in volunteering.
This Award is given to a not-for-profit organization in the Ottawa region that has built a successful, thriving volunteer program based on effective volunteer management principles and practices.