For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Stephanie Berrington, Sponsorship Manager
sponsors@ottawachildrensfestival.ca, 613-241-0999


2019 OCF Opportunities.pdf

The arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theater and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.

~ Dr. Terry Bergeson, Sate Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State

The OCF prides itself on the quality of its programming and the ability to bring the best in international theatre and performing arts to the community. For an affordable price, patrons can enter the Festival site, see a performance, enjoy our on-site animators and engage in interactive activities. Ensuring that all families have affordable access to quality live performing arts is only possible with the continued support of our generous sponsors.

Sponsors and Our Audience

Signage and media mentions are integral to ensuring our audiences receive positive impressions of the companies and businesses that sponsor the Festival. Involvement with the OCF provides the ideal medium to get your message to this prime target market.

  • 75% of Festival patrons are likely to take part in a promotion linked to the Children’s Festival;
  • 71% would purchase a product or service of a Festival sponsor over that of a non-sponsor;
  • 71% of patrons support companies who sponsor the Ottawa Children’s Festival;
  • Over 75% of attendees to the Children’s Festival are able to recall sponsors of the event;

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Corporate branding of event
  • Corporate logo in our official program
  • Corporate logo on our website
  • Corporate logo on outdoor festival signage
  • Mentions on various social media groups (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)
  • VIP Opening night invitations
  • Complimentary Festival tickets/passes
  • Directly engage with your target audience
  • Promote your latest product/campaign with samples, trial offers, and demonstrations
  • Give back to your community! (and create enormous goodwill by doing so)


Sponsorship Levels

Design a sponsorship opportunity that suits your business objectives and goals!

Presenting Sponsor

As a presenting sponsor, you will be directly branded with all of our media and marketing materials and have prime on-site presence. In addition, we are proud to offer our presenting sponsor a speaking opportunity at our opening night VIP Event, as well as volunteer placement for your employees.

Stage Sponsor

This level of sponsorship entitles your company to brand one of four stages on site. This investment allocates logo placement at the stage entrance, mentions at the beginning of each performance, branding on the outside of the stage, logo placement in various publications for the Festival and much more…


The Adopt-A-School program is a very important part of the Festival as it allows us to engage children in our community who would not normally have the opportunity to experience live performing arts, the Festival, or spend the day with hundreds of other children in this magical environment. In 2017, 350 children were able to attend the Festival free of charge due to our generous Adopt-A-School sponsors.

Becoming an Adopt-A-School sponsor is one way you can have a direct impact on kids in our community and their access to arts and culture. Each donation made will be assigned to a registered class as soon as it is received.

Each Adopt-A-School sponsor will receive feedback and acknowledgement letters from the adopted class after the Festival.

This level of sponsorship entitles your company to stage branding. This investment allocates logo placement at the tent entrance, mentions at the beginning of each performance, branding on the outside of the tent, logo placement in various publications for the Festival and much more…

Show Sponsor

The Show Sponsor level allows your company to sponsor a specific show at the Festival. In return for your investment, your group will get tickets to that show, mentions at the beginning of each performance, logo placement in the program and logo/branding outside the venue entrance for the show.

Zone Sponsor

Tailored to your product/services. These zones will have a large footprint and will be well visited by attendees. As a Zone Sponsor, your company logo/signage will be placed in a prominent position, a designated 10’ x 10’ space for promotional materials/demonstrations, and perhaps most importantly, opportunities for direct interaction with our audience.

Volunteer Sponsor

This opportunity allows you to brand the volunteer t-shirts and hospitality tent - giving you great on-site visibility during the entire Festival. More than 150 volunteers dedicate their time, services and expertise to the OCF. This level can be tailored to your needs and requests.