Elmwood Fund

Cultivating Creativity

Rooted in the idea that creativity inspires exploration, problem-solving, conversation, teamwork, self-expression, and transformation⁠—all essential elements of learning at Elmwood⁠—the goal of the Elmwood Fund is to provide even more opportunities for our girls to reach their full potential. 

The Fund helps ensure that the school remains a diverse community, where deserving students, supported through a scholarship program, are raising the bar for all of their peers. It also ensures that the school remains a leading-edge educational environment, where our outstanding faculty are supported in their pursuit of excellence and lifelong learning. 




At Elmwood, we know there is strength in diversity. Our scholarship program raises the bar for all students by attracting outstanding talent from the entire Ottawa region.

Your gift fuels:
• One of the region’s most robust scholarship programs
• Almost 90 awards (both merit-based and needs-based)
• The recognition and celebration of our girls’ strengths and achievements
• Support for the best and brightest girls


Our teachers are passionate about making a difference in their students’ lives. We support our outstanding faculty in their pursuit of excellence and lifelong learning, keeping them at the forefront of girls’ education.

Your gift fuels opportunities for our faculty to:
• Attend national and international conferences
• Learn from thought leaders in girls’ education
• Share their expertise with North American audiences
• Bring in globally-recognized experts for innovation initiatives


At Elmwood, our girls understand the importance of giving back to their community.  Your gift re-affirms your belief in Elmwood’s mission: to inspire each girl to reach her full potential.  We invite you to follow in the footsteps of those who have demonstrated their belief in Elmwood, its mission and the promise of every Elmwood girl.

Your gift helps Elmwood remain:
• A leader in girls’ education
• One of the most innovative girls’ schools in North America
• One of the top 25 private schools in Canada

Your gift helps inspire each girl to reach her full potential. 

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  For employees of the federal government participating in the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign, gifts to the United Way can be designated to Elmwood School.  See our FAQs for answers to other commonly asked questions.

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