Hair Donation Ottawa

Alternate Name Cancer Research Fundraiser ; HDO ; Youth Wig Program
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty
2 Hobin St
Stittsville, ON K2S 1C3
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Intersection Stittsville Main St and Carp Rd
Mailing Address c/o Hair Donation Ottawa 
Caralyn's Wig & Hair Design 
1568 Merivale Rd, Unit 3 
Ottawa, ON K2G 3J9
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Annual cancer research fundraiser where people raise pledges for donating hair or shaving their heads * complimentary wash, cut and style, or shave during the event * hair is cut or shaved by volunteer hair stylists from local salons, and teaching staff and students from Algonquin College's Hair Stylist Program * main event is held in April at Algonquin College; various mini-events in/around Ottawa throughout the year 
Proceeds go towards: 
* cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute 
* two annual $500 Bursaries to financially challenged Algonquin College Hair Stylist Program students 
* suitable hair donations go towards the manufacture and fitting of approximately 10 free human hair and/or synthetic hair wigs a year for financially challenged local children; in partnership with Caralyn's Hair & Wig Design, Ottawa. 
* hair unsuitable for the wig-making process is sent to Green Circle Salons for their hair recycling projects which includes Hair Booms for oil spills on the world’s beaches, lakes and oceans 
* the manufacture and supply of a free trendy head scarf for every CHEO patient requiring one
Hours There are no office hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and surrounding area
Boundaries Maximum two hour commute from downtown Ottawa on the Ontario side
Eligibility Hair donation: minimum six inches of hair (no minimum length if the head is shaved) during the April fundraiser * minimum donation of 10 inches of hair outside the fundraising event, or six inches if accompanied by a fundraising campaign * treated and grey hair acceptable * hair previously cut is accepted if it has been stored in a ponytail or a braid  
Youth Wig Program: children 18 years and under with hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia, burns, etc. * family must not have medical insurance 
Bursary: Hair Stylist Program students at Algonquin College in need of financial assistance
Application Registration for the April fundraiser is made through the website * for more information on the Youth Wig Program, contact Genevieve at 
Hair donations: place dry and properly tied hair in an envelope or plastic bag and include information on the length of hair donated, the donor's name, address, date of birth, and e-mail address * donations can be dropped off at the April fundraising event or can be mailed to: 
Hair Donation Ottawa 
1568 Merivale Road, Unit #3 
Ottawa ON K2G 3J9 
Visit the website for additional information
Languages English ; French
Fees None ; Minimum fundraising levels: $75 for individuals 17 years and under * $150 for individuals 18 years and older (2018)
Service Categories Appearance Enhancement Consultation Programs ~ Children ; Fundraising Campaigns ; Natural Hair/Wig Donation Programs ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Alopecia ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Burns ; Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating ~ Children ~ Cancer
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-791-8391
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Helene Hutchings, Chief Executive Officer/Founder; Phone: 613-552-0587; Email:
Alternate Contact Lorri Huppert, Chief Operating Officer/Event Manager
Volunteer Coordinator Lorri Huppert, Chief Operating Officer/Event Manager
Primary Executive Helene Hutchings, Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Other Details
Established 2011
Funding Fundraising
Resources Website

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