Our Mission

To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

AHEPA Ottawa Chapter

founded in 1929

For Greeks, Hellenes and Philhellenes in Ottawa and Abroad

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association in Canada



AHEPA provides thousands of dollars in scholarships at the local, District and National level every year.


Supporting causes locally and nationally to support and comfort hurting and those in need.

Civic Responsibility

Engaging in local issues and events supporting a democratic voice for Canadian and Hellenic issues.

Family & Individual Excellence

Supporting Athletic, cultural and family events supporting Hellenism locally

Community Service & Volunteerism

Volunteering in local events supporting community the Greek and Ottawa community at large

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President Ottawa AHEPA


AHEPA Ottawa donates $2,000 to the University of Ottawa Greek Studies program -2019
$1,000 Donation HSO
Giving Back to the Community May 2019 AHEPA Ottawa Donated $1,000 to the Hellenic School of Ottawa.
Awesome Success $10,000 Raised
The Hellenic School of Ottawa received a cash donation of $10,000 from from proceeds of the 2019 AHEPA Ottawa Annual Golf Tournament
2020 Gala Comedy & Entertainment Night
It was our first year for a full Gala with great entertainment for our comedy night. Net proceeds to the Perley Rideau Foundation - $2,000
Giving Back to the Community
Brothers George Sapounidis and George Gritziotis put on a mini Greek Fest at the Chartwell Retirement Residence in Vanier
$5,000 Donation July 2020
Giving Back to the Community July 2020 donated $5,000 to the Hellenic Community to help financially due to the lockdowns and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000 Donation September 2020
Giving Back to the Community September 2020 donated $5,000 to the Hellenic Community to help financially due to the lockdowns and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
$1,000 Donation Matching Gift
Giving Back to the Community September 2020 matched the generous gift by the Daughters of Penelope $1,000 to the Hellenic Community to help financially due to the lockdowns and and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming events

Chapter Meetings
Are Back to Virtual
See you online

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month
September through
to June in the AHEPA Boardroom  and Church Hall

Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Greek Orthodox Church

1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

7pm to 9pm

Send an email to AHEPA Ottawa Chapter President
Bill Sioulas

Famous Philhellenes


a lover of Greece and Greek culture.
a romantic philhellene”

a supporter of Greek independence.  

Frank Abney Hastings was born into a privileged aristocratic family . His passionate interest in artillery and early 19th Century naval warfare, combined with his desire to participate in the Greek fight for independence from Ottoman rule, lead him to become one of the most revered Phillhellenes in Greece today.  Hastings contributed to the Greek cause by designing, building and commanding the first steamship ever used in naval war. 

The Karteria was not perfect but had many revolutionary aspects to her design. She became a great threat to the Turkish fleets and successfully sank and captured many ships. 

She and the legendary Hellas became the first ships of the new Hellenic Navy. Hastings’ fatal wounding off Mesalonghi at the age of 34 was a sad blow for the Greek cause, but the Karteria remained to continue his fight. In Greece Frank Abney Hastings is remembered as a hero. If he had lived he may have become England’s next Nelson.


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AHEPA Annual CharityEntertainment & Comedy Night