The Ottawa Hellenic Community
On February 25, 1929 a group of leading Ottawa Hellenes founded the Hellenic Community of Ottawa. Since then we’ve grown into an organization thousands of members strong.
Who We Are
Our mission is to support and grow the Greek community in Ottawa. By sharing in regular activities and special events, we ensure Greek culture stays a thriving part of Ottawa’s cultural mosaic. We enjoy sharing Hellenic culture with the entire Ottawa community because we want everyone of Greek heritage to be proud of who they are.
We provide access to cultural and spiritual activities of all kinds for adults and children alike. From a Greek language school to dance classes and more, we make it easier for kids to grow up knowing their culture. Our programs for adults and seniors make it easier to keep ties strong. No matter your age, the Hellenic Community is there for you.
Here are just a few of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa’s most important pillars:
- Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
- Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association
- The annual Greek Fest every August
- Hellenic Kaleidoscope on Rogers TV
Many of our activities are held at the Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre.
Multi- year accessibility plan
Statement of Commitment
In 2005, the government of Ontario passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”). The AODA requires that, effective January 1, 2014 the Hellenic Community of Ottawa (HCO) establish, implement , maintain and document a multi-year accessibility plan which outlines the organization’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers for persons with disabilities and to meet requirements under the AODA.
The multi-year plan outlines HCO’S strategy to prevent and remove barriers for persons with disabilities and to address the current and future requirements of the AODA in order that we may fulfill our commitment as outlined in the HCO Accessibility Policy.
The Accessibility Plan is available to the public and will be provided in an accessible format when requested. To request the Hellenic Community of Ottawa’s Accessibility Plan, please contact the HCO Director of Human Resources by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-225-8016 ext. 226