Ottawa and our Part
Holiday Inn & Suites has been active in the Ottawa community for decades now. Each year, staff and management offer assistance to Ottawa based families and groups in need of support.
Children's Wish Foundation
The Children's Wish Foundation provides children with illnesses a chance to dream and see it come true! A child's wish to go to Disney World, to have a computer or visit a foreign place can come true thanks to donations from area organizations.
This Foundation is the Holiday Inn & Suites' charity of choice. Two annual fifty - fifty draws are intended to raise dollars for the charity as well as are the many summer BBQ's put on for hotel staff. General Manager, Peter Wilson, is a prominent figure on the Board of Directors of the Children's Wish Foundation and has been for 10 years. Monthly meetings are hosted on site as an additional token of recognition of this worthy cause.
Ronald Macdonald House
A facility offering families whose children suffering from long term illnesses a shelter while their siblings are in treatment, the Ronald Macdonald House becomes home to these parents and families for months at a time.
Each year, the Holiday Inn & Suites staff offers Christmas luncheon to the residents of the House by preparing and delivering a festive meal to the residents. For many, this occasion in the only one offering "togetherness" to families over the Holiday Season.
Hoteliers Have a Heart
Each year on Valentine's Day, senior management of the local hotel industry serve a lunch at the Shepherds of Good Hope. This charitable organization provides almost 1000 meals every day to the homeless and to individuals who lack the financial resources to feed themselves.
The campaign raises money to purchase food that is in turn cooked on site for the needy. The hotel industry suppliers also contribute by matching donations raised. The Holiday Inn & Suites is the main organizing arm of this endeavour.