Help shine a light on local sport.
The OTTAWA SPORTS PAGES FUND supports local sports journalism.
Your tax-deductible donations will be matched by the Ottawa Community Foundation (up to $5,000).
Your contributions support our mission:
Tell the inspiring stories of local athletes.
We love telling local sport’s tales of triumph, resilience, and community. We cover high school, university, community and elite amateur sport – the levels neglected time and again by mainstream media.
Since 2011, we’ve reported on over 6,000 stories through our newspaper, website and newsletter that were unlikely to be told otherwise.
Equitable coverage for underrepresented groups.
Our analysis showed that over 98% of sports news produced by local mainstream media was on professional sports. The Sports Pages doesn’t cover the big male-dominated pro sports, which provides a refreshing contrast and gives a voice to groups left out by traditional media.
Look at our newspaper and you’ll find female athletes on our covers roughly 2/3 of the time, youth on over 1/3 of our covers, plus many more featuring parasport, racialized and LGBTQ+ athletes.
In it for the community.
The Ottawa Sports Pages is published by a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating our local sports scene, and to increase access to sports programming in Ottawa.
We partner with the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation to run our Connecting Athletes of All Means to Paths in Sport Project, which provides free sports opportunities to children/youth from low-income neighbourhoods.
Our objective is to help build the local sports community from the ground up.
Your contributions will be key to ensuring the Sports Pages‘ ongoing sustainability.
The media industry is in crisis, the shrinking media landscape lacks diverse voices when we need it most – and this was before the pandemic made that reality even more evident. COVID’s hit our partner sports groups hard, and our revenues as well.
The Ottawa Sports Pages proudly celebrated 10 years of shining a light on local sport in Fall 2021, but we will need your financial contributions to continue for another 10 years and beyond.
Your donations will help maintain and enhance our daily coverage of the local sports scene. Over the long-term, we want to increase the volume and quality of news we deliver to a community that deserves it, and to expand the opportunities we provide for low-income kids with the CAMPS Project.
You can donate by credit card at this link. You will receive a tax receipt by e-mail, and your contributions will be matched, up to a maximum of $5,000, by the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Alternatively, e-transfers are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org . Cheques can be made out to “Ottawa Community Foundation”, and sent by mail to 345 Meadowbreeze Dr., Kanata, Ont., K2M 0K3. Donations made in this manner for $20 or more are eligible to receive tax receipts.
Thank you for your help and your contributions to local sports journalism!