Ottawa Community Board in action

Our Ottawa Community Board has donated $6.9 million since 2005 to 495 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2020


Budget allocated


Local charities

Barbara McInnes (Chair)

Retired President and CEO, Community Foundation of Ottawa

Barbara McInnes was with the Community Foundation since its inception in 1987, overseeing its growth to what is now one the largest and most highly regarded of Canada’s 190+ community foundations. Barbara was awarded the Order of Canada in 2008 for her contributions as a leader and catalyst for the development of community-based philanthropy in her city, across Canada and around the world. Active in her community, she has been a Governor of Carleton University, President of the Ottawa Estate Planning Council and of the Ottawa School of Art, board member of Impact Hub Ottawa, United Way and numerous other professional associations and voluntary sector boards. Having received many honours and awards for her work, she is now enjoying the next very active phase of her life. Currently she serves as a Director of Shorefast which owns the Fogo Island Inn, among other leading edge social enterprises. She is the incoming chair of the Telus Ottawa Community Board, a Director of the Match International Fund for Women. She is on the Advisory Board of PAL Ottawa which is devoted to assisting aging performing artists who are in financial need. She recently helped develop Refugee 613 to help settle immigrants from Syria, and is a Champion of Compassionate Ottawa which is building a community-based social model of palliative care. She shares with her husband and daughters a passion for contemporary Canadian art. They have donated over 350 works from their collection to major art galleries across the country.

Peter Green (Vice Chair)

Regional Vice President, Sales, TELUS

Manjit Basi

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Synapcity

Charles Bordeleau

Former Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Service

Tom Donohue

Retired Chaplin, The Ottawa Mission and President, TELUS Community Ambassador Club - Ottawa

Kathryn Hughes

National Lead, Government & Stakeholder Relations, TELUS

Kim Miller

Senior Regulatory Legal Counsel, TELUS  (Board Secretary)

Alex Munter

President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Jennifer Park

Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS

Caroline Phillips

Social Correspondent, Ottawa Business Journal

Denise Siele

Principal, TACTIX

Patrick Twagirayezu

Lawyer, Emond Harnden

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