A return to celebrating Community Builders in person 


United Way was back in-person and it felt so good!

More than 120 people joined hosts Stefan Keyes, CTV Ottawa, and Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association, at Ottawa City Hall to help celebrate Community Builders on Monday, October 3, 2022. 

The 2022 Community Builder Celebration brought together the people, organizations and community partners whose love for our community sits at the heart of everything they do. And it was made extra special as it happened to be United Way’s first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. 

The event recognized 28 people and organizations who were presented with Community Builder Awards (CBA) on zoom meetings throughout 2021-2022. At the in-person celebration, their names were finally unveiled on the Wall of Inspiration. They join the more than 1,200 Community Builders who have been added to the wall since 2000.  

Meet our Community Builder of the Year award recipients

Prescott-Russell Food Access Collaborative

Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition

The Eastern Ontario Caregiver Strategy Working Group

Learn more about our event and their work via Apt613


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