Craft Fair Events


         Come join us and support local talent and artist! We hope to see you all there!



Free Admission to all shows


Sandy Hills One and Only Craft Fair, November 16 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East, Ottawa


Christmas Extravaganza, November 16th & 30th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Rd. Ottawa.


Christmas Craft & Gift Show, November 9, 23, and December 14 from 10:00 am -3:00 pm, Clark Room, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr., Ottawa


Royal Ottawa Agency Fair Day, Royal Ottawa Hospital, December 4, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa.


Retail Partners


Main Farmers’ Market

Join us in 2014! Saturdays: 9am – 2pm

May 3rd – October 25th 2014

On the grounds of Saint Paul University

223 Main Street, Ottawa

The Main Farmers’ Market is a market run by the community, for the community. It has the simple goal of expanding the share of local food in Old Ottawa East and providing a venue that brings together farmers, artisans and residents in a fun and lively atmosphere every Saturday. It is the only community‐run farmers’ market in Ontario, and as such is strongly oriented towards serving and strengthening Old Ottawa East and its surrounding communities.

It features over 35 vendors offering a range of produce, meats, baked goods and crafts, all produced from within 100 miles of Old Ottawa East. Each week, it features different activities including live music and fun activities for the family, including face painting, crafts and various kid‐friendly activities. Check their website at

partneradorit.jpgADORIT Boutique

153 York Street, Ottawa

We are proud to announce that we have been able to make a community connection with ADORIT boutique Located at 153 York Street in the Byward Market, who will now be carrying ICSS’s Spread the Joy products. Adorit specializes in showcasing Canadian designs and fair trade products from India, Tibet and Nepal, Adorit has something special for everyone. Each product has a personal touch, with a story behind it—something that cannot be found in most stores. One-of-a-kind pieces are made from recycled and “eco fabrics”—materials that are environmentally sustainable, such as bamboo, hemp and soy. With its commitment to social justice, Adorit has established micro-financed programs in Tibet that support local economic development and have provided steady employment and training for Tibetan men and women, since 2005. So please go down to their Boutique any day between 11 and 7 for a shopping experience that is both ethical and unique, a store we are proud to support and be a part of!

partnerrepurpose.jpgre: Purpose

150 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

re: Purpose is a unique boutique and storefront located at Operation Come Home. The boutique products have an emphasis on recycled materials and young artisan creations. The boutique sells products from social enterprises, artisans and youth products that are made by at risk and homeless youth at OCH. The boutique stocks products that are unique, high quality and many are re: purposed. Products that are sold in the boutique provide jobs for at risk and homeless youth and give local enterprises and artisans an opportunity to sell their products. A portion of the product sales are re-directed back into re: Purpose to sustain the enterprise.

Shop in person at our boutique from 11:00 am to 4:00pm or Shop online at:

partnerroyalottawa.jpgRoyal Ottawa Hospital

1145 Carling Avenue
, Ottawa

Once or twice a month ICSS’s Spread the Joy sells products at the ROH vendor table located in the front entrance of the Royal Ottawa Hospital.  The ROH has graciously allowed us to set up and sell our products free of charge and we have had great success selling our unique and delicious products there.  Furthermore is the continued partnership between our two organizations and the joy that our participants get from selling at the ROH, a place some of them received supports from during their time of need.  Please come by and see us on days we are down there.  Check at the calendar for future dates.