MISSION

OUR STORY

WE HELP MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON A LITTLE BRIGHTER FOR THOSE WHO NEED A HELPING HAND

Our efforts began during the Christmas season in 1951. With the support of the CFRA and the West Ottawa Lions Club behind us, we began the Christmas Cheer Broadcast — our annual radio-thon. Since then, the Christmas Cheer initiative has grown and welcomed the support of many local organizations and celebrities.

The Christmas Cheer Foundation was created in 2007, but our efforts have been long appreciated in the Ottawa community. Our annual Breakfast welcomes thousands of friendly faces in the community.

HISTORY

WITH LOVE AND DEDICATION, EACH DECADE IS MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN THE LAST

Our efforts began during the Christmas season in 1951. With the support of the CFRA and the West Ottawa Lions Club behind us, we began the Christmas Cheer Broadcast — our annual radio-thon. Since then, the Christmas Cheer initiative has grown and welcomed the support of many local organizations and celebrities.
The Christmas Cheer Foundation was created in 2007, but our efforts have been long appreciated in the Ottawa community. Our annual Breakfast welcomes thousands of friendly faces in the community.

OUR BOARD

MEET THE INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE CHRISTMAS CHEER POSSIBLE

Jim McConnery (Chair)
Cathy Steele, Mahogany Corp.
Tessa Warmelink, Gowling WLG
Marsha Wilson, St. Joe’s Women’s Center
James McNeil, JJMcNeil Commercial Inc.

OUR CHARITIES

DRIVEN BY THE DEDICATION OF OUR LOCAL CHARITIES

Caring and Sharing Exchange
Debra Dynes Family House Inc.

Youth Services Foundation

Caldwell Family Centre

Operation Come Home

Heron Emergency Food Centre
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Christie Lake Kids
St. Luke’s Lunch Club
Kanata Food Cupboard
YMCA-YWCA
FAMSAC Food Cupboard
Barrhaven Food Cupboard
St. Joe’s Supper Table
The Ottawa Mission
Centretown Emergency Food Centre
Centre 507
Ottawa Innercity Ministries
Ottawa Food Bank

Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

Youville Centre