Commitment to the Community
The Ottawa Senators community report entitled “Hockey Makes Us Care,” which summarizes our commitment over the past year to our partners, fans and the community in which we live, work and play.
The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Ottawa Senators Foundation are passionately committed to building relationships with our fans. Over the past 20 years, we have given back nearly $70 million to support community initiatives and programs across eastern Ontario and western Quebec. These include:
- Roger’s House. Since opening in 2006, a $4 million pediatric palliative respite hospice facility has provided 11,140 days of care, helped 80 families with their end-of-life journey with their child and provided 130 families with transition to home care support services.
- A leadership gift commitment of $1 million to the Project S.T.E.P. campaign, bringing much-needed attention and further resources to the issue of youth drug and alcohol addictions, along with the need for residential treatment centres to provide support in the form of treatment and an in-school education and prevention program.
- More than $2 million endowed at post-secondary institutions across the region, with more than 300 bursaries awarded.
- Alongside the Richardson family, we increased awareness of the staggering issue of youth mental health. More than 3.2 million youth in Canada between the ages of 12-19 are at risk for developing depression, with suicide being the second leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24.
- In partnership with Bell, we completed our $1million pledge to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
- Our most recent contribution to the community has been the $2 million investment made to construct the Rink of Dreams, located in front of Ottawa City Hall in the downtown core. The Rink of Dreams is the first of 20 community rinks that will be built over the coming seasons in priority neighbourhoods throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
For a full copy of the report please click here.