Member Information and Events

Upcoming Events with OFN

Industry Calls – First Tuesdays of the month @ 3PM via Zoom (On summer break, look back in the fall for new sessions).


  • 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 7: Event Technology Part 1
  • January 9: OFN: What’s in Store for 2024!?
  • February 6: Harmonizing Health and Gatherings: Examining Party Safer Strategies with our Ottawa Public Heath Partners
  • March 5: Tuning into Accessibility at your Festival – How do you measure up?
  • April 9: Event Technology Part 2
  • May 7: Unlocking the Power of Volunteerism with Volunteer Ottawa

Have a topic you’d like to see or host? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

OFN AGM and Member Meeting

OFN held its first in-person AGM and Member Meeting since 2019 on May 24, 2023. Stay tuned for details on 2024.

Based on Member feedback, OFN’s reintroduced its in-person FestConnect series in February 2023. These informal Member meet-ups are an opportunity for the festival community to gather in-person, meet, and discuss important topics in the industry.​


  • May 6: Networking from 3:00 – 5:00PM at Beyond the Pale Brewery, 250 City Centre Ave Bay 10 RSVP NOW


OFN Volunteer Fair 

On Saturday April 20, 2024 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.

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.


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