HOPE worldwide Canada

Ottawa Chapter

Ottawa chapter community barbecue
Ottawa chapter community barbecue

The Ottawa Chapter was  launched in July 2015.

Some of the projects they have facilitated include:

  • Supporting Shepherds of Good Hope with their Christmas Hamper Program by organizing and preparing food baskets for single parents.
  • Organizing community event that promote healthy family time in the Ottawa communities.
  • Participating various cloth drives for the men’s mission.
  • Organizing and collecting gift for Children aids society

Meet Pedro Babb, Chapter Director for Ottawa

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chapter Director in Ottawa, Pedro Babb.

Pedro was involved in our volunteer outreach  programs at the Toronto Food Bank in the early 90s and moved to Ottawa in 1995.  He continued his involvement with HOPE worldwide Canada, participating in projects from the Homework Club in partnership with local schools, to Sing-a-long’s in long term care homes, to meal prep/service at the “Shepherds of Good Hope”.

Pedro is eager to serve his community and help to meet the physical needs of the poor.  He has hit the ground running, reorganising the Ottawa chapter to create an effective strategy that will help them to be  even more successful in serving the needs of the Ottawa community.

Pedro is married to Carmela (Ruscica), and they have two wonderful children.

Please join us in welcoming Pedro to his role in the HOPE worldwide Canada family!

Throwback – McNabb Arena Respite, Shower Program in Ottawa

Ottawa volunteers gather donations for Centretown Community Health Centre and the McNabb Arena Respite – Shower program with great success!

Meeting Needs in a Time of Physical Distancing

The impact COVID-19 has made on our world is unprecedented. Our entire nation is striving to stay indoors and maintain physical distance so as to ensure the safety of not only ourselves, but our neighbours as well. And while the pandemic has forced us all to stay at home, the call to serve our neighbours […]

Our Ottawa Chapter made an impact at the Capital Ukrainian Festival

In  July  12 volunteers from our chapter in Ottawa participated in the Capital Ukrainian Festival. The goal of this event was to spread information about the Helping Hand for Ukraine project which delivers humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons and psychological assistance to children and their families traumatized by war in Eastern Ukraine. It was […]

Preparing Back packs for Ottawa Inner City homeless youth

Seven young volunteers from the Ottawa chapter prepared backpacks for homeless teenagers. They included Sarah Lutes, Miriam Lutes, Owen Lutes, Taylor Stephenson, Ben Stephenson, Brittany Morrison and Khadidja Camara. Here is their story; As a teen activity last December, we were asked to assemble survival backpacks for homeless teens in Ottawa. These backpacks would be full […]

Father and Son Volunteer To Bring Hope To The Poor

Meet Rob Groves and his son Nicolas (11). They are volunteers in the Ottawa chapter. They volunteer every year to help the less fortunate in their community. Rob shares his thoughts; “My name is Rob Groves and I am a  volunteer in Ottawa. I have been given a number of opportunities to serve with HOPE worldwide of […]