Community and Awards

Donate Your Hair!

Caralyn’s is a long-time supporter of this charity program, which provides wigs and other hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatment.

Hair Donation Ottawa is an annual, non-profit, cancer research fundraiser where people raise pledges for donating their hair and/or shaving their heads & they receive a wash, cut and style or shave. Participating hair stylists from various Ottawa & area salons, as well as teaching staff and students from the Algonquin College Hair Stylist program, volunteer their time for this cause. All suitable hair donations go towards the custom manufacture & fitting & of approx. 10 free wigs a year for financially challenged children in Ottawa & the region who are experiencing hair loss for a variety of medical reasons. As well as Cutting Edge Adult and Childhood Cancer Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute.

Caralyn’s is proud to be an Affiliate Hair Salon for Hair Donation Ottawa.

If you are looking to make a hair donation please contact our team at Caralyn’s to find out more about the donation cut process. We will send it directly to A Child’s Voice Foundation.

A Child’s Voice Foundation is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from the public. If you would like to raise money for your hair donation our staff will be happy to provide you with a Fundraising kit.

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Our team at Caralyn’s are truly thankful for the support and trust our community shows us. We are very proud of the relationships we have formed with many people in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Our involvement in the community is our way of giving back and showing our passion to help the organizations that offer service, guidance and aid to the women, men and children in our community.

2007-2011 | Trees of Hope

Each year Fairmont Chateau Laurier has 25 Christmas Trees during the Trees of Hope Event raising money for Cheo. Businesses decorate the trees and they are displayed throughout the hotel for the holiday season.

2009-2011 | Weekend to End Women’s Cancer

The girls at Caralyn’s participated in the 60-kilometre walk-a-thon raising money for the fight against all women’s cancers. Raising proceeds a minimum of $2000 per participant per year – our girls are truly passionate about this event.

2009-2011 | Night at the Races

Caralyn’s has been a major sponsor at this event held at the Rideau Carleton Raceway every year; sponsoring a race with all proceeds going to fund scholarships for the training of future scientists at Ottawa University receiving research training in Women’s Health, in particular, ovarian cancer research.

2007-2008 | Gold Sponsor Celebrity Golf Tournaments

Proceeds going to the International Research of Women’s Health raising over $40,000

2010-Present | Caralyn’s Locks of Courage

This is a fundraiser created by Caralyn’s using pink extension locks to raise money for women’s cancers. Each pink highlight costs $20 and $12 of each extension goes to Women’s Cancer Research.

We launched this campaign in 2011 at the Ottawa International Women’s Show raising over $1500 for the Breast Cancer Network.

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