Ottawa Police Service Gala

After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Gala will be returning this fall.

To-date the Gala has raised just under $1 Million for Ottawa-area charities.

As a beneficiary, charities can embark on some ambitious projects that had been put on hold due to funding constraints, which is particularly important after these past few years.

Services provided by these organizations are vital to community health, safety and well-being and it is our honour to work with them, developing partnerships that last beyond the Gala itself.

The Gala is also an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and professionalism of the men and women of the OPS, from civilian to sworn members.

Every year local charities are selected as beneficiaries of the Gala fundraising. The charities are picked because of shared values with the OPS, a willingness to pitch in and help, as well an established network within the community to help with the fundraising efforts.

“It’s an investment for us,” said Inspector Jim Elves, OPS Gala co-Chair. “We value what these charities bring to the table.”

We encourage all charitable organizations in the Ottawa area to submit an application (LINK) and let us know a bit more about the work you are doing in the city.

Thank you to all who applied, we will be announcing this year's beneficiaries soon!

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact the OPS Gala Committee team at


The Ottawa Police Service has been hosting its annual Gala since 2010 and has raised over $995,000 to date.

Past recipients have included:

  • 2010: Project S.T.E.P. (Support | Treatment | Education | Prevention)
  • 2011: Ottawa Mission
  • 2012: Youth Services Bureau
  • 2013: Christie Lake Kids
  • 2014: Boys & Girls Club
  • 2015: Ottawa Food Bank and The Caring and Sharing Exchange
  • 2016: Distress Centre Ottawa and Youville Centre
  • 2017: Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ottawa Victim Services
  • 2018: Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group Foundation, Great Canadian Theatre Company and Beechwood Cemetery
  • 2019: The SnowSuit Fund, Operation Come Home and Beechwood Cemetery