Accelerating Ottawa’s transition to an equitable carbon-neutral future.
How are we going to do it? By finding better ways to bring low-carbon initiatives, investments and people together to deliver real, lasting success that’s equitable across our city.
About the Ottawa Climate Action Fund
The Ottawa Climate Action Fund (OCAF) is an initiative of the Ottawa Community Foundation and a proud member of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) network.
For project implementers
We’re an investor and advisor who offers capital and networks.
We’re a partner and co-investor who generates opportunities and de-risks investments.
For policy makers
We’re a think-and-do-tank and a convenor, bringing together leaders, insights and action to bring solutions to scale.
For community actors
We’re a grantmaker for strategic and catalytic initiatives and an advocate for equitable change.
News and Insights
News: Major Philanthropic Support for the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) Network
As a member of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) Network, OCAF is thrilled to announce LC3’s major philanthropic support from the McConnell Foundation of $5 million. This is a major vote of confidence in…
Wastewater Energy Transfer at Lebreton Dream Development
OCAF funded Envari to conduct a Wastewater Energy Transfer (WET) research study to assess the potential to heat and cool a new 600,000 ft² residential development at the Library Parcel in Lebreton Flats, Ottawa. The…
OCAF Presents to City Environment and Climate Change Committee
This week OCAF’s Executive Director, Steve Winkelman, provided our annual update to the City of Ottawa Environment and Climate Change Committee. He provided an overview of OCAF’s recent activities to accelerate Ottawa’s transition to an…