From June 20-30, more than 100 events are held across the city, ranging from guided tours and arts events, to sports activities and town halls. You can find all of the WOW events listed here.

Yes, all WOW events are free of charge.

The majority of events are open to the public. However, there are some events that are private, for example, workplace events for employees. The Calendar lists which events are open to the public and which are not.

You can use our searchable calendar to filter WOW events by type, date and location. Events take place across the city and most are accessible by public transit.


Yes, anyone can organize a WOW event. For an event to be a part of the Welcoming Ottawa Week, it has to meet only two conditions:

  • It has to be free and inclusive of immigrants
  • Event content has to be linked to topics related to immigration, diversity and integration.

Yes, all WOW events must be registered online. The deadline for registration is June 5, 2022