About Us

Footwear4kids was founded by William Bourgault at 20 years old. He was cleaning out his closet and noticed that he had many pairs of running shoes that he wanted to donate. He then did some research but couldn't find an organization that focused on providing footwear at no-cost to children and youth in need in the City of Ottawa. 

Today, Footwear4kids is a charitable project & social movement that encourages and assists members of our community, shoe stores, and corporate businesses to donate for a child in need of shoes.

In collaboration with the Caldwell Family Centre, the Catholic Center for Immigrants, and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, your donated pairs are given to children, youth, and their families in need. 

Although our main focus is assisting children in need in Ottawa we have recently partnered with the Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club to provide footwear to children in need in Uganda, Africa. 

Do you have a pair of shoes for a child in need?



Our mission is to support and advocate for the needs of the children and families in our community and tackle one of the most visible signs of poverty,  by assisting, supporting, and advocating for our community partners assisting families in need.



We believe that every child deserves a good pair of shoes.

Our vision is to lead the way when it comes to shoes for children in need, and that one day every child that needs a pair of shoes can get a good pair. 


Our Partners & Supporters


Caldwell Family Centre


Catholic Centre For Immigrants


Youth Ottawa


Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa


Algonquin College


Boys & Girls Club of Kamengo


The MapleWishes Foundation


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Ottawa, ON