UMO IN ACTION


Addressing Islamophobia

When a global or national attack takes place in the name of Islamophobia, the UMO-OG rallies together to address our political leaders and reassure the community. These terror attacks include the Quebec Mosque shooting, the Toronto shooting, and the New Zealand shooting.

United for All

As hate crimes and hate speech have been on the rise in Ottawa, the UMO-OG has partnered with organizations across the city to form United for All. This initiative was created to address the issues of hate, violence and extremism in our community. United for All is supported by a table of champions including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly, United Way East Ontario President and CEO Michael Allen.

People sit in rows facing a speaker at a podium

Ottawa Floods

In the Spring of 2019, there was flooding in the Ottawa-Gatineau regions. The organization rallied and volunteered on site by helping to clear the area, and provided blankets and food to any in need. 

Volunteers of the UMO-OG member associations worked side-by-side with the rest of the communities during 2017 flood relief efforts in Easter Ontarion efforts to support the flood victims in sandbagging, cleaning and presenting financial assistance.

After the Storm

In 2018, after the tornado hit Ottawa, the UMO-OG supported different organizations like schools and community centers that were being used as shelters for people whose homes have been affected. They provided food, $36,000 in monetary donations and went in person to help those most affected.

UMO-OG member associations actively participated in the 2018’s post tornado efforts in Ottawa by delivering food/sandwiches, doing general clean up, helping the victim families and raising funds.

Six people standing in a kitchen, ready to serve food.

After the Storm

Six people standing in a kitchen, ready to serve food.

In 2018, after the tornado hit Ottawa, the UMO-OG supported different organizations like schools and community centers that were being used as shelters for people whose homes have been affected. They provided food, $36,000 in monetary donations and went in person to help those most affected.

UMO-OG member associations actively participated in the 2018’s post tornado efforts in Ottawa by delivering food/sandwiches, doing general clean up, helping the victim families and raising funds.

Alberta Wildfires

UMO-OG raised $60,000 locally to meet the urgent need of the fire victims.

Order of Friendship

As part of our COVID-19 Relief efforts, we partnered up with the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) to deliver summer activity kits to over 200 vulnerable children aged 6-12. For this, we were presented with the Order of Friendship award which recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions by individuals, groups or associations that improve the OPL’s ability to deliver services and programming to the community.

Our volunteers prepared, delivered, and hosted online sessions with these kits where children from the Ottawa community enjoyed a mix of fun and learning activities.