Donate to Dovercourt


Building Expansion Project

As a social enterprise and registered charity (Registered Charity No. 11944 4263 RR0001), Dovercourt finds itself in a challenging position. Delivering social value to our community is paramount. As a not-for-profit organization, we direct all of our revenue to programming and operations. 

Capital expenditures are not easily achieved, and this is why we are asking for your support in our Building Expansion Campaign. With your kindness and generosity, we can create an additional 3000 feet of multi-functional space that will ultimately mean more programming for more people, of all ages.


To make an online donation:

Please visit our campaign page on Canada Helps

To make a donation in person:

Please complete the pledge form that can be found at the Pool Desk on the first floor at Dovercourt Recreation Centre at 411 Dovercourt Ave.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities

Please contact Executive Director, John Rapp at 613-798-8950 ext. 224 or Fundraising Manager, Sarah Banks at 613 252 9177 or

Not quite ready to make a donation but would like to learn more? 

No problem. Take a look at our Campaign Brochure below. 


Dovercourt’s inclusion and accessibility programs


As a registered charity, Dovercourt is committed to make sure that all of its programs and services are accessible to everyone in our community. While we rely mostly on our success as a social enterprise to support our charitable programs, donations are very welcome.

We help insure that all ages and abilities can access our programs through the following initiatives:

  • Financial assistance: If affordability is a problem, complete our simple financial assistance form and DRA will provide a subsidy of up to 75% of the program cost to qualified applicants. 
  • Targeted programs: Sometimes the best way to reach people with challenges is to offer a program to suit their needs, this includes rehabilitation fitness programs, free disabled swims, our WAVE and ALIVE programs for adults in the autism spectrum, subsidized programs for youth and seniors and more. 
  • Accessibility and inclusion: We work with parents and individuals to include people with disabilities in all of our programs. Sometimes that requires assistance with transportation, one on one supervision, a special device, or training for staff. 

Dovercourt’s Community events and resource sharing


Dovercourt works with a number of community partners and sponsors to provide resources and events that help our community. These include our annual Garage Sale with Westboro Community Association, The McKellar Fall Harvest Fair with the McKellar Park Community Association, our rinks’ winter carnivals, and our wading pool’s special events. As well, Dovercourt has two cargo vans and a variety of special event equipment such as sound systems, a bouncy house, and great young staff that we deploy to neighbourhood street parties and big events such as Westboro Fuse and WESTFEST. All of these are free events, so your donation can help support these community-building events.  

Donations to Dovercourt can be made to Dovercourt at either of our Customer Service desks.