We're committed to our communities and fostering kinship amongst our members.
DOUVRIS karate Ottawa is active in the Ottawa-Carleton community.
The leadership values we nurture in our members extend beyond our nine karate schools and into our communities. DOUVRIS regularly contributes to community and charitable organizations. We hope you will join us in our efforts.
Below you will see some of the ways that our Douvris family gives back to our community:
Ten Oaks Project
Starting in 2022, Douvris has partnered with the Ten Oaks community group that allows children of the LGBTQ+ community to go to camp. To date, we have raised approximately $10,000. Each June we celebrate Pride Month and sell t-shirts and badges to members who get to wear these with pride during class. All proceeds go to the 10 Oaks Project to support their initiatives.
Kids Kicking Cancer Canada Cardio-A-Thon
Since 2017, our Douvris family has come together to raise awareness and funds for the Kids Kicking Cancer Canada organization. We organize a Cardio-a-thon for adults and 1000 Kicks for the children. To date, we have raised approximately $20,000
Since 2012, Kids Kicking Cancer Canada has been reducing pain and empowering Canadian children, inpatient and outpatient, at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario and in their various community programs in the London, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario areas.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Every October Douvris takes part in Breast Cancer Awareness month. We have been organizing different events since 2015 for this great cause. All money raised goes to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society. To date, we have raised approximately $20,000
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Over the years, DOUVRIS has raised over $59,000 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation through our Kicks for Hearts cardio-a-thon.
Adopt a Park
We're contributing to the care and maintenance of our City's parks and roadways.