Happy Summer from Rotaract Ottawa!

Rotaract Ottawa will be switching to it’s summer schedule as of May 1st. On May 6th we will be having our first summer meeting at Jules Morin Park with a park clean-up and fellowship activities.

Following this meeting we will convene monthly; exact dates are TBD so follow us on Facebook to keep in the loop.

From all of us on the exec team, we hope your summer is a blast!

Rotaract SWAG!

Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than getting a new wardrobe? Check out this link for some Rotaract swag!

Rotaract Club of Ottawa Bowl-a-thon

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Annual Rotaract Bowl-a-thon. Tickets at $20 dollars each and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Rotary Home.

You can sign up individually or as a team (5 people/lane)

Arrival time is 6:30pm and bowling starts at 7:00pm

If you would like to buy tickets contact Holly at csd@rotaractottawa.ca or feel free to bring money to the General Meetings (January 14th and January 28th).

Keep track of this event on our Facebook event page!

Rotaract Welcomes Cindy Blackstock!

You read that correctly. Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be our guest speaker next Sunday, October 29.

Cindy Blackstock (PhD) is not only the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada but, she is also a Professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. Currently, she is pushing the federal government to follow through with a ruling from 2016 to provide equitable funding for child and family services on reserves.

Dr. Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. She is a highly sought after public speaker (making us all the more grateful that she is speaking at our next meeting!!!) with over 50 publications to her name.

Do you know anyone else with this many Academic Credentials?

PhD (Social Work) – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2009)

Doctor of Letters (Honorary) -Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC (2015)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC (2012)

Doctor of Iyiniw Kiskeyihtamowinq Asonamakew (Passing Knowledge on) – Blue Quills First Nations University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Saskatchewan (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Western University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Waterloo University (2016)

Doctor of Letters (Honorary) – Mount Saint Vincent University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Winnipeg (2017)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Ryerson University (2017)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Osgoode Law School (2017)

Master Degree (Management) – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2003)

Master of Jurisprudence – Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (2016)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1987)

Affectionately known as the mother to 163,000 children by the Toronto Star, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to meet this incredible person!

Read more about her by clicking on the links below:




2017 District 7040 Conference

You know what sounds fun? New York.

You know what else sounds fun? A Rotaract Panel!!

It doesn’t have to just sound fun, it can actually be fun!


Spend a weekend of keynote speakers, district discussions, and panels with Rotarians from District 7040 and surround yourself with members of Rotaract, Interact, EarlyAct, Rotary Community Corps and other programs for Youth by registering for the 2017 District Conference.

Where: Akwasasne Mohawk Casino and Resort
When: September 29-30, 2017
Cost: All prices in USD available here: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/101287/page/price-registration

It is IMPERATIVE we get confirmation of your registration by Monday, September 18th at 10 AM for the appropriate accommodations to be made, so you can be best accommodated.

Please email president@rotaractottawa.ca once you have confirmed your registration and/or if you have questions.

EDIT (9:52PM 17/09/2017): The Facebook post about the District Conference says confirmation must be sent at 8AM, however the absolute last deadline is 10AM.