Upcoming Events


Every year, the community holds hundreds of special events to benefit the work of the globally renowned and world-class Heart Institute. Funds raised are mission critical to investing in the best innovative cardiac patient care, education, and ground-breaking research.
Are you thinking of organizing your own fundraising event in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation?
Any fundraiser can be a success if you do it with HEART! Start fundraising and get involved now!


Funds raised by our generous community and third-party special event organizers, just like you, help the Heart Institute support innovative patient care, education for the brightest minds of the next generation of cardiac healthcare, and ground-breaking research. If you have an idea for a fundraising event, please be sure to contact us before publicly discussing your concept to gain Foundation approval. We are here to support you.

Event Tool Kit

Please read this to learn more about planning your event, and to get inspiration and ideas.

Community Event Form

Before sharing your event idea with friends and family, please register here.

Heart Institute Foundation Special Event Policy


Now spread the word. Invite your friends, family and neighbours to join your event and help support the future of cardiac care, right here in Ottawa.


We are often looking for patients and families to share their ‘heart’ story from their time at the Heart Institute. Do you have a story to share? Share how you keep your heart healthy, or how the Heart Institute has helped you or your loved ones. Your stories may be featured on our website, campaigns or in future social media.

Submit your story through our secure form

Share your story on our social media
Tweet your story using #GiveWithHeart and be an inspiration to others!

Questions? Please reach out to the events team:

Lindsay Firestone

Director, Special Events and Community Engagement