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Welcome to The Harvard Club of Ottawa

The Club invites Harvard alumni to join with us in events that range from intimate off the record salons with public figures, and book club evenings, to tours of museums, panel discussions, dinners, networking pub nights, and joint events with the Harvard Club of Quebec in Montreal. As well we undertake activities that include interviewing applicants to Harvard College, raising funds for local charities and for Canadians attending Harvard, and providing summer internships for Harvard students.


The Harvard Club of Ottawa is honoured to join with other Harvard Clubs in Canada to share an important initiative that honours the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston ‘63.  The Canada at Harvard Financial Aid Fund will become The David Johnston Financial Aid Fund for Harvard Students from Canada after the Governor General leaves office in 2017.  We are proudly seeking individuals to join us in this effort.  We are only about $100,000 short of our goal.

The fund provides financial assistance to deserving men and women from Canada who are attending Harvard College. The Governor General is aware of this initiative and is “overwhelmed, humbled, and… honoured. I am so delighted with this initiative because it will mean future generations will have the Harvard experience which was so transforming in my own life.” For more information on the fund, please click here.

Talk with Cornell Belcher on "A Black Man in the White House"

16:00 h
On May 10, award-winning pollster and best-selling author Cornell Belcher will be in the Canada 2020 Studio to talk about his new book: A Black Man in the White House. Cornell's new book examines...

Torture, US Foreign Policy and Beyond

On May 18,  Alberto Mora will speak to the club (and all others interested in human rights, public policy and effective strategy) about "Torture, US Foreign Policy and Beyond". Alberto...

Global Networking Night

On June 12, Harvard alumni will gather in cities around the world - including Ottawa! Details to come.

Family Sugar Shack Event

On Saturday, April 22, enjoy a true Canadian experience with the family! Come to the Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, Quebec (approximately 1.5 hours from Ottawa).   The...

Reception with Harvard Grad Students

17:30 h
On April 3, the Harvard Club of Ottawa will host a reception at The Red Lion for a group of students from different Harvard graduate schools! These students will be visiting Ottawa from April 3rd...

Roundtable Discussion with French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis

12:00 h
On March 13, why not take a day trip to Montreal? The Harvard Club of Quebec has kindly invited members of the Harvard Club of Ottawa to a "Roundtable Discussion with French Ambassador...