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Community notice Re: Door-to-door canvassing


It has been brought to our attention that two young people went to at least one house last week, asking for donations on behalf of the Y (in this case, for the Y's youth housing initiatives).

Please be aware that the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is NOT running a door-to-door fundraising campaign, and that those canvassing are collecting money fraudulently.

The Ottawa Police Service has been notified of the incident, and as far as we are aware, it was an isolated occurrence. Police ask that if anyone comes to your door asking for donations on behalf of the Y, that you call police while they are still there. 

If they leave (or the incident occurred in the past), please call the non emergency police number (613-236-1222, ext.7300) and file a complaint with the reporting office. You can read more tips and information about door-to-door sales on the Ottawa Police Service website.