Member Information and Events

Upcoming Events with OFN

Industry Calls – First Tuesdays of the month @ 3PM via Zoom



  • February 7:  Party Safer & Naloxone Training with Ottawa Public Health and Event Central FIND RESOURCES HERE
  • March 7: Fundamentals in Building a Code of Ethics/Conduct FIND RESOURCES HERE
  • April 4: Examining Tourism Funding Options for Festivals, Special Events and Fairs
  • May 9: Going Beyond Earned and Owned – Examining digital options to replace traditional media buys
  • June 13: Halftime Huddle with OFN – Recap of OFN and Industry Updates from the first half of the year
  • November 7th: Event Technology: Ben Lacroix and Ryan J. L. Hardy from Getit Technologies!


OFN AGM and Member Meeting

OFN held its first in-person AGM and Member Meeting since 2019 on May 24, 2023.

We are happy to reintroduce, based on your feedback, OFN’s FestConnect series. These informal Member meet-ups are an opportunity for the festival community to gather in-person, meet, and discuss important topics in the industry.​

Stay tuned for upcoming FestConnect dates – subscribe to our #OttFestBiz newsletter

Thank you to all who attended our FestConnect in February which was focused on volunteer management!


OFN Volunteer Fair 

On Friday April 21, OFN held a Volunteer Fair to celebrate National Volunteer Week and promote volunteerism at Ottawa’s festivals, fairs and special events.

Thank you to all of our Members and network partners that participated in this fun and engaging event! 

The large turnout represented the diverse opportunities to engage in our industry and it was encouraging to see so many fantastic connections being made between Members and interested volunteers.

Did you attend the volunteer fair? We’d love to know how your experience went. A survey will be sent to all participants to collect your feedback.

For those who could not attend and would like to share volunteer opportunities, make sure to sign up to Volunteer Connect to advertise those positions. Membership with OFN includes unlimited listings on Volunteer Connect. The platform is gaining users every day and can help boost your recruitment efforts.