make a donation


CPAWS chapters across Canada organize dozens of great events each year, from nature outings to educational opportunities to contests. Check out our events here, and visit your local chapter's site for more information.

November 18 - Help Santa Toy Parade

CPAWS Ottawa Valley will be participating in the 48th annual Help Santa Toy Parade! We will be marching from Ottawa City Hall to TD Place Area on Saturday November 18, 2017 beginning at 11:00am.

Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters' Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton.

The parade has evolved into a significant event drawing tens-of-thousands of people who line the Parade route and share their generosity. Participants are entertained to the sights and sounds of floats, bands and clowns produced locally and from around the Province.

Fire fighters will collect new toys and cash donations along the route. Due to the fact of the numerous amount of unsuitable used toys that have been dropped off over the years we will no longer accept used toys of any kind. New and Used toys can be dropped off at any of the Salvation Army Thrift Stores.

We will also accept new toys at any Ottawa Fire Station up until the mid December. Unfortunately we are not able to arrange for toy pickups outside the stations


Stay informed

To receive news and updates from CPAWS, including when there's something happening in your area, join our action list below.

Join mailing list