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Giving Back


Petawawa Gives Back: The 2016 Chaplain’s Christmas Hamper

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Giving Back|

Petawawa commissionaires at Section 73 band together once again this year to fund Christmas hampers for deserving local families this holiday season. For over 25 years, the Christmas Hamper Fund at Garrison Petawawa has helped bring smiles to local children and families in need. This year, our commissioners at Section 73 rallied to raise a [...]

Food donations to needy families

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Giving Back|

Every year, when our Windsor Regional Office hosts its annual Christmas Party, the entry fee for attending the event is a food donation. Jessica Garant, ID Services, Windsor Regional Office (right) and Jason Olsen, Business Operations Manager for the Windsor region, dropped off the food at the Downtown Mission of Windsor. Read More Food donations to needy families

Gatineau sections unite to help families in need

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Giving Back|

Commissionaires at Section 163 (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gatineau) and Section 159 (PWGSC, Gatineau) Great things happen when sections come together to contribute toward a great cause. Last year, we shared the news that Cmre Sylvain Lafontaine, Cmre Denise Benoit and Cmre Simon Poulin at Section 163 were the driving force behind a tradition [...]


Supporting veterans with PTSD

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Giving Back|

Commissionaires Ottawa was grateful to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Citadel Canine Society to recognize our company’s platinum sponsorship and employee donations in support of the first annual Boots4Pups event. Hilaire “Nick” Nicolas, Senior Business Operations Manager atCommissionaires Ottawa, successfully hiked the challenging 350km Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa in 10 days, [...]


Our spirit of giving during the holidays

December 28th, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

Every year, commissionaires from across our company gather in the weeks before Christmas to help local families in need. Here are four heart-warming stories from some of our employees. Read more


Commissionaires Ottawa donates $30,000 to local Military Family Resource Centres

October 1st, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

In September 2015, a $15,000 donation was presented by Commissionaires Ottawa to the Military Family Resource Centre – National Capital Region (MFRC – NCR). LtoR Byrnne Doxsee, Executive Assistant, MFRC – NCR, Francesca D'Ambrosio, Partnerships & Major Gifts, MFRC – NCR and Paul Guindon, CEO, Commissionaires Ottawa.   In September 2015, a $15,000 donation was [...]


Commissionaire completes a dizzying, pulse-pounding 20-storey rappel

September 21st, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

Commissionaires Ottawa was proud to sponsor and support Cmre “Super Papi” François Martin—a first-time grandfather and model commissionaire—when he became a Superhero for a Day while rappelling down a 20-storey building in downtown Ottawa as a registered participant of the Easter Seals Drop Zone. The event took place on 21 September 2015. François, a Photo ID Clerk [...]


Commissionaire Celebrates Milestone Birthday Helping Others

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

Long-time employee of Commissionaires Ottawa, 36-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, and BOOTS 4 PUPS founder Hilaire ‘Nick’ Nicholas is raising funds and awareness for Citadel Canine Society (CCS) as he hikes 350 km over 11 days along the historic Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa.  CCS is a registered Canadian charity that is [...]


Commissionaires donate to Shepherds of Good Hope

April 10th, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

Three commissionaires based in Ottawa have been organizing an annual chocolate bar drive, raising more than $25,000 since 2009 for our friends at Shepherds of Good Hope. Such sweet success.. Well done! View photo and details on Facebook  


Commissionaires Ottawa’s dear friend, Celtic Tenor John McDermott, to perform charity concert on 14 June 2015

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Giving Back|

In 2014, celebrated Celtic Tenor John McDermott, one of Canada’s national treasures, released a very special tribute album in honour of Commissionaires Ottawa’s 75th anniversary. On Sunday, 14 June 2015, an intimate musical afternoon with our dear friend John will take place at the Beechwood National Cemetery Sacred Space, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. The reception [...]