About Us Overview

We are Ottawa’s only festival, special event and fair industry service organization since 1996.

The Ottawa Festival Network advances a dynamic industry through research, advocacy and education. We create an effective networking environment for festivals, special events and fairs in Canada’s Capital Region. A not-for-profit service organization, we work cooperatively with members and partners towards a vibrant, inspired and prosperous festival capital.

Mission

Our mission is to advance our dynamic industry through research, advocacy and education.

Vision

Our vision is to create a vibrant, inspired and prosperous festival capital.

Values

  • Creativity – We lead by being innovative and creative. We find ways every day to animate and brighten our neighbourhoods, city and region.
  • Entrepreneurialism – We are hardworking, resourceful, influential, dedicated, nimble and passionate. We make great things happen, often out of something small.
  • Collaboration – People are at the heart of everything that we do. We do more by bringing diverse people, organizations and sectors together.
  • Community – We create moments to experience, share and learn from each other. We do what we do to create positive social and economic impact.
  • Authenticity – Our industry is genuine and transparent. We provide authentic local experiences. We keep it real.

 

Download the 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan