Dear Science Fair Participants, Judges, Teachers, Parents, and Supporters,

It is with sadness that I announce to you that we are cancelling this year’s Ottawa Regional Science Fair. Over the last couple of days, it has become clear that the situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 has made it impossible to go ahead with the fair. This is a situation that our team hoped to avoid, however, our event falls well within the type of mass gatherings that public health officials across Canada are calling on people to avoid.

We regret this decision but this situation calls for caution. We hope we will see all of you soon again.

Simon McMillan
Chair, Ottawa Regional Science Fair

About the Ottawa Regional Science Fair

The Ottawa Regional Science Fair is organized and run by a volunteer organization to encourage students in the Ottawa-Carleton Region, from grades 7 to 12, to research, develop, and present projects in the fields of science and engineering. Students from both public and private schools in the region are invited to enter projects in the fair.

Each year, approximately 200 projects are entered and judged in the junior, intermediate, senior, and special awards categories. The awards and prizes include cash awards and scholarships. Participation in the Fair also ensures the students’ eligibility to compete for a position on the team representing the Ottawa-Carleton Region at the subsequent national competition, the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)

We award over $25,000 worth in prizes, including 11 all expenses paid trips to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Many schools hold their own school science fairs where they select their participants for the ORSF. If your school does not hold its own fair you may register for the ORSF directly.


When & Where

Dates: April 3rd – 4th, 2020

Times: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Carleton University Raven’s Nest – 9376 University Dr, Ottawa, ON

FREE Public viewing – Fri. 2 PM-4 PM, Sat. 9 AM-11:30 AM

We welcome your support!

The Ottawa Regional Science Fair depends entirely on the financial support of donors, the work of volunteers, and the enthusiastic participation of students, teachers and parents!

Your donation will help extend the opportunity to every school across the city. Your company’s sponsorship ensures that Ottawa’s brightest young minds are recognized and rewarded for their insight and ingenuity.

Please check out our sponsorship page!

Thank you to our sponsors!





Special Donor Mentions

Tony Graham Foundation

Anonymous Donation