The WOW Festival is free and open to the public.

If you wish to host a booth at the WOW Festival, there is a cost associated with the table space as a Community Partner.
Please click here to register.

The WOW Festival event will be held outdoors at Marion Dewar Plaza in front of Ottawa City Hall on Friday, September 15, 2023.

The WOW Festival Main Stage and Community Partners booths are covered by large tents providing protection from the elements for exhibitors.

You can register to volunteer at the WOW Festival and help us facilitate this event for the #WorkingonWellness Community. Volunteers opportunities include: greeting and assisting Community Partners, directing and helping attendees, event set up and tear down among other things.

There is underground parking available at Ottawa City Hall for a fee. Other parking spots may be found around the area and are subject to change depending on the event season.

The stage will be having videos playing, speakers, music performances, comedy performances, and more. Simultaneously, the WOW Festival booths by Community Partners will be open for folks to come in and join the conversation as we work on increasing the wellness for people in Canada.

Those attending the WOW Festival on September 15th can expect to find a sense of community, celebration, and hope. This year’s event promises lots of fun and entertainment – in addition to over 80 community partners joining with information about their services. The WOW Festival provides an opportunity for Substance Use Health, Mental Health and Physical Health services and organizations to come together for this in-person (simulcast online) event to help end stigma.

The set up time for Community Partners is from 9:00 a.m. through 10:45 a.m.

The WOW Festival starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Community Partners may bring merchandise to give away for free to WOW Festival attendees.

Community Partners are not allowed to fundraise nor collect donations at the WOW Festival.

Merchandise, pamphlets, infographics, and/or a slideshow can be brought to your registered booth.

Sponsorship packages are available!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for WOW Festival 2023, please contact khidalgo@capsa.ca for further information on how you can support us at the event.

Thank you!