Welcome to Amazing People!

We're a group of volunteers celebrating the amazing people in our community and helping those in need. Check out our website to see what we do and how you can get involved.

In 2017, we will be holding galaour highly anticipated Amazing People Gala. In order to host the fundraising gala we need amazing people to celebrate! This is our fourth red carpet event. To date we have raised more than $200,000 for our charities. This year we are doing things a little differently. Our selection committee will pick 40 amazing people from among those nominated and they will be honoured with a free ticket to the red carpet event at the Westin in October. At that event each one will be honoured on stage and the “Amazing Person of the Year” award will be given out.

First, let’s hear about YOUR amazing person and send us the form or click on the Amazing People Nomination tab above!

Highlighting Ottawa’s Amazing People!

By Christine Hamilton

The Amazing People Gala is fast approaching and we’ve already heard from dozens of people in our community, nominating their peers for the amazing things they’ve done, often under the radar. But these actions don’t go unnoticed! At this year’s gala, we’ll be celebrating 40 of Ottawa’s amazing people and awarding one special person the…

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Amazing Wine

By Christine Hamilton

Amazing People is lucky enough to have its own Amazing Wine that people can buy to support our great cause. You can choose from two great wines, with $1 from each purchase going towards the Amazing People charities. Wine can be purchased from the Savvy Wine location in Ottawa or you can have it delivered to…

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‘Amazing People’ concert with Chantal Kreviazuk adds star power to Ottawa Race Weekend

By Christine Hamilton

Article published in the Ottawa Business Journal by Caroline Phillips, May 29, 2017. Pasta dinner and light stretching aside, the best way to prepare for this year’s Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was to hang out with the consummately entertaining and insanely talented Chantal Kreviazuk at the Shaw Centre on Friday night. Red, White and Gold: An Amazing…

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Highlighting HERA Mission, One of Amazing People’s Target Charities

By Christine Hamilton

 In a tiny one room home in a dusty slum in Kisumu, Kenya, Anyango Akama anxiously waits for a vehicle to arrive. It carries two treasured Canadian visitors, Devlin and Peggy Taillon, the boy she gave birth to seven years earlier and the woman who adopted him. It was January 2007 when Peggy first came…

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Ottawa Media Group’s Amazing People Partners with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation to Support Disadvantaged Youth

By Christine Hamilton

Ottawa Media Group’s (OMG) philanthropic arm, Amazing People, is pleased to announce that to mark Canada 150, it is joining with the foundation co-founded by former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond to raise money to empower Canadian youth to use arts to improve their lives and revitalize their communities. A series…

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Ottawa fundraising group, Amazing People, hosted first of three major events to help children in need

By Christine Hamilton

Tara Shannon, songwriter/recording artist and the Amazing People Creative Director, will dedicate her December 2nd “Amazing People Holiday Concert” to helping children in Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya. Tara’s latest single, Butterfly Child, raised money to help Jonathan Pitre and her upcoming album will assist the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition. The dedicated philanthropist will donate concert proceeds…

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2016 SchoolBOX Build

By Christine Hamilton

The Amazing People Youth Scholarship offers youth in the Ottawa area who have demonstrated extensive community involvement with the opportunity to expand their reach globally. Through the scholarship, selected individuals get to travel to another country and help build classrooms with our supported charity, SchoolBOX. Just this year, volunteers have traveled with SchoolBOX to do…

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Learn more about SchoolBOX, one of our supported charities, by watching this video and see the great work they're doing! Amazing People awards Ottawa youth with scholarships to help the work of SchoolBOX.

hera-missionHera Mission, one of the three charities supported by Amazing People, works to support Asembo Bay Women for Development. Both groups are committed to working towards building greater prosperity and opportunities for the community members of Asembo Bay, after their village was transformed by the damaging effects of HIV, TB, AIDs and Malaria.