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19th Annual For the Kids Charitable Auction

Please join us for the 

 19th Annual "For the Kids" Charitable Auction

Please join us for our "For the Kids" Charitable Auction.  This is our main fundraising event of the year and attracts more than 600 families, community leaders and sponsors in celebration of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. 

Our Auction allows us to share some of our most inspiring stories from the past year – introducing the children, youth and families served by the OCTC.  It’s also an opportunity to raise funds that support unique programs, activities and equipment our special needs population uses to join their peers in the community.

Join us for dinner, a chance to get to know our families and sponsors, and to bid on more than 300 silent and live auction items.  You could be enjoying a trip, courtesy of one of our donors, while at the same time helping one of our families take part in the sledge hockey program.  Or, enjoy a spa treatment knowing your donation is helping a toddler to receive a custom-built wheelchair that fits into their classroom.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual “For the Kids” Charitable Auction.  The Event is taking place at the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive on April 20, 2016, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Corporate tables start at $1,500; single tickets are $150 with a $90 charitable tax receipt.

If you can’t attend, but want to support the OCTC, please consider a donation.  Examples of prizes can include time shares, concert/festival tickets, hockey tickets, golf passes, artwork, wine or kids toys/activities.

For tickets, to give an auction item or to make a donation, please call us at 613-738-4337 or email us at

Thank you for supporting the children, youth and families of the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.

Did you know?

The Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre serves more than 4,200 children, youth and families who are living with physical and developmental disabilities each year.

Last year, 530 people attended the “For the Kids” Charitable Auction, including special guests:

  • Mayor Jim Watson
  • Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor
  • Councillor Tobi Nussbaum
  • Councillor Jean Cloutier
  • Auctioneer – Lawrence Greenspon

Last year, proceeds from the event were used to meet various needs at the OCTC including (but not limited to):

  • Customized strollers, walkers and wheelchairs that allow children to join their peers on the playground, and to gain their independence.
  • Voice output equipment to help children communicate with their families, community members and friends.  One child even spoke to Santa for the first time!
  • Specialized sports equipment to help children participate in community events and recreation therapy programs with their peers – including sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball.




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