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Ottawa Friends of Tibet


Business No: 876859919RR0001

Ottawa Friends of Tibet


Currently recruiting

OFT is currently recruiting for a volunteer Events Coordinator.  For details, please go to our website:       

DEADLINE:  May 31, 2024

Who we are and what we do

The Ottawa Friends of Tibet (OFT) was founded in 1996 by Jurme and Angela Wangda and a small group of committed volunteers as a non-political organization dedicated to improving  the  health, education and economic conditions of Tibetans and Tibetan refugees in India and elsewhere. In 2001, OFT became a federally registered charity.

Current projects include:

  1. Supporting the education of young monks at the Nhenang Pawo Monastery in Nepal
  2. Scholarships for Tibetan college and university students with financial needs.
  3. In co-operation with Child Haven International, funding for the Maitreya Home, a hostel for Tibetan refugee students attending high school and university in Delhi, India.

Completed project: In 2014, the Tara Mandala Seniors’ Home Project in Kalimpong India, was completed. Now 50 destitute Tibetan elders have a permanent home there. It took 12 years for OFT to raise the $200,000 for construction. This was a huge accomplishment for a small NGO.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve disadvantaged Tibetan children, men and women in India and Nepal, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of Tibetan culture.

Our Objectives

To carry out and support programs that aid Tibetan communities in India, Nepal and Canada:

  • providing basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter to those in dire need;
  • providing medical care to those in need and carrying out preventative health care programs; and
  • awarding scholarships and grants to persons residing in such communities to support education and professional training.


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