The Ottawa Bears are a social group based in Ottawa, Canada. We host a number of events throughout the year to promote the bear community. Anyone is welcome to participate, regardless of age, size, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Our Mission

The object of this Group shall be to provide a social venue for Bears and Bear admirers. The Group achieves its objectives by:

Remaining a local, independent, not-for-profit organization;

Being a group of Bears and Bear admirers welcoming to members speaking either English or French located in the National Capital Region of Canada;

Providing a safe, tolerant and accepting venue for Bears and Bear admirers to affirm their identity;

Providing mutual support for members;

Maintaining contact and support for the Bear community within the National Capital Region, within Canada, and internationally, and, Co-operating with other elements of the gay and lesbian community to foster a positive image of the Bear community within the larger gay and lesbian community.

Our Friends