Giving Back to the Ottawa Community

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In the 25 years that Marsten has been an active company, we have been extremely invested in our local community and we make it our focus to give back whenever we can. There are a number of ways in which we do this, and each cause and charity holds a place dear to our hearts. Here are a few of the charities that we donate to and sponsor:


Golf for Kids & Ski for Kids

Both of these events raise money for and directly benefit the CHEO Foundation and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. Next year, Ski for Kids will be celebrating it’s 27th year of raising money on the slopes! The CHEO Foundation raises funds to support the work of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. These funds “help the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state-of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis.” The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa provides enrichment and education opportunities for children and young adults in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.


The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

The Royal is a specialized mental health centre that treats people with complex and serious mental illness across Eastern Ontario. The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health raises funds that support The Royal’s work while placing a sharp focus on awareness building through the You Know Who I Am campaign.


Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner

We are an annual contributor to the Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner, the capital’s premier sports fundraising event, which is hosted by the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. The Soloway JCC serves thousands of community residents, young and old alike, through educational, cultural, recreational and social programs. The event also benefits the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, including the #StuStrong movement. This month, the Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner celebrated its 19th year of raising money through sports.


This year, our founder, Domenic Madonna, became a member of the 2016 President’s Circle, helping the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to raise money through its President’s Breakfast event. Dominic will be continuing this partnership next year.

Additionally, we make annual donations to Movember, the Elizabeth Bruyere Foundation, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the National Capital Heavy Construction Association, and the Ottawa Construction Association.


We strive to give back to the community in every aspect of our business, including making the effort to use eco-friendly and sustainable business practices to protect the planet for future generations. Read more about how we made our business green here, or contact us today for more information and a customized snow removal, snow clearing, or snow dumping quote.