Love is in the Hair: Donate a Haircut

A non-profit initiative sponsored by OPHA that encourages Ontarians to Donate a Haircut to someone in need this season.

Help Those Who Need it Most 

A lot of people underestimate the true power of a great haircut. Everyone has the ability to change how they feel by simply changing their look. 

Many of us have had the opportunity to experience an instant lift in self-esteem and confidence after a great haircut. However, a new haircut can be out of reach for those dealing with financial, housing, or employment barriers. This includes youth and those heading out for a job or housing interview.

Help Salons Pay it Forward

Salons across Ontario have volunteered their time to Donate a Haircut to those in need. We are asking you to help Pay it Forward with a donation of $25 or more to GiftsinKind.ca.

Your donation will support this wonderful initiative.

How it Works

Choose your donation amount of $25 or more. 

The Gift will be forwarded to GiftsinKind.ca who will deliver it to one of the 50 participating not for profit organizations across Ontario. Each participating non-profit will distribute the donation to those in need in their communities.

Time to Act and Pay it Forward!

Join our Love is in the Hair Campaign and make a difference in someone’s life today.

Share & follow the campaign by using #LoveIsInTheHairOPHA on Social Media!

Participating Salons

A big thank you to all of our participating salons! If you are a salon owner that would like to get involved, please click here.

Participating Non-Profits

  • 360 Kids
  • African Canadian Association of Ottawa
  • Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention
  • Banff Avenue Community house
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
  • Caldwell Family Centre
  • Capital Rainbow Refuge
  • Carlington Community Health Center
  • Causeway Work Centre
  • Centre 454 Ottawa
  • Centre for Skills Development
  • Community Laundry Co-op (CLC)
  • Confederation Court Community House
  • CSC Vanier
  • Dress for Success Ottawa
  • Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
  • Employment + Education Centre
  • Employment + Education Centre
  • Family Services Ottawa
  • Heartwood House
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth, and Families
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre Ottawa
  • Inuuqatigiit PSE Hub
  • John Howard Society of Kingston – ReStart Employment Services
  • John Howard Society of Niagara
  • John Howard Society of Ottawa
  • Kagita Mikam Ottawa
  • KEYS Employment & Newcomer Services
  • LiveWorkPlay Ottawa
  • Lowertown Community Resource Centre
  • Matthew House Ottawa Refugee Services Inc.
  • Mothercraft Ottawa
  • Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre
  • OCISO 
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
  • Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre
  • Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Pinecrest Queensway CHC- Employment Services
  • Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre`
  • Pinecrest Terrace Community House
  • Robert Smart Centre 
  • Russell Heights Community House
  • Rwanda Social Services and Family Couseling
  • SOMALI CENTRE FOR FAMILY SERVICES
  • Sound Care Wellness
  • St Luke’s Table Ottawa
  • St. Marys Home (SMH)
  • Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support
  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Center
  • Winthrop Court Community House
  • Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC)
  • Youville Centre

This Employment Ontario Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.