Ottawa Police Service Gala

This year's Gala will be held on October 15, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the Shaw Centre.

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Ottawa Police Service unveils 2022 Gala Beneficiaries

May 30, 2022

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is pleased to announce this year’s Gala beneficiaries are Youturn Youth Support Services and Màmawi Together.

Youturn Youth Support Services is focused on providing individualized services to help youth, with complex needs, develop skills that will help them thrive. This includes bilingual 24-hour on-call support for youth in Ottawa, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Renfrew and Prescott-Russell. The program develops a tailored approach for each youth, coordinating with family and caregivers in order to ensure full access to a wide array of integrated services.

Màmawi Together’s mission has been to promote understanding of Indigenous peoples culture and history, promote better relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and, ultimately, Reconciliation. It has received support from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and most recently worked with the OPS to host a spiritual cleansing of the National War Memorial and the Aboriginal Veterans’ monuments.

“Both of these organizations have developed programs that will better serve our communities, by providing key supports to our city’s youth and increasing inclusivity through programming that helps to enhance our collective understanding of Indigenous history and culture,” said Interim Chief Steve Bell. “We are proud to partner with both of these charitable organizations.”

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact our OPS Gala Committee at Your investment as a business helps to promote these types of initiatives that better-serve all residents of Ottawa.

The 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.”

Thank you to all who applied!

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