More than a ticket!
What We Do
Kids Up Front Ottawa provides experiences to deserving children and youth in the Ottawa area. We believe that all kids should have access to enriching experiences like arts, culture, and sporting events. Attendance at events like these helps to foster feelings of inclusion and belonging in the children we help. Kids Up Front reaches children in need through our innovative program by distributing tickets, classes, and passes to more than 105 partner agencies in the Ottawa area.
A world in which all kids have access to enriching experiences.
Kids Up Front distributes tickets to arts, culture and sporting events to deserving kids and their families.
Fun, Collaboration, Integrity, Inclusion, Agility.
“I looked around and saw so many empty seats and I knew that those seats had been paid for and that those tickets were probably in somebody’s desk. I was determined to fill those seats with kids and their families that wouldn’t normally have a chance to go.”
From empty seats to unforgettable adventures…
When John Dalziel looked around Calgary’s Saddledome one night in 1999, he saw more than a sea of empty seats. He saw possibility. Why not put those unused tickets into the hands of kids who may never have the chance to be there live when the hometown team wins a big game or when their favourite band comes to town?
Kids Up Front Ottawa was created in 2017 and to date, we have provided over 17,500 event tickets valued at over $600,000 to Ottawa kids and families. Our foundation strives to provide every kid with a larger than life experience that fosters possibilities, passion, dreams, belonging, and self confidence.