©2018 by HERA Mission of Canada.

HERA Mission.org
  • Black Instagram Icon
African Roho __ African Spirit.jpg

An evening of food, music and incredible African culture! Copper Root Collective and Hera Mission have teamed up for the fundraiser of the winter season, celebrating the communities they serve and other amazing African cultures here in Ottawa. We are bringing the heat and you don't want to miss it!

        African Roho 

        African Spirit

      On Dec 9th, 2019

3 on 3 Urban Jam.png

Hera Mission and Ausome Ottawa is excited to partner with Dynes Sports Management to present Ottawa’s premiere 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Urban Jam.

3on3 in the 613 Basketball Tournament


10 year old Devlin, HERA Mission’s namesake and inspiration finds his own way to change lives in Asembo Bay Kenya, through his love of sport. Help Devlin build a basketball court at the Primary school in Asembo Bay.

Devlin Changing Lives through the Love of Sport


"Missed out on this year's 3-on-3 in the 613 basketball tourney? There's always next year. Catch up on some of the activity here from this year's event."

2017 "3-on-3 in the 613" Basketball Gallery


Deeply grateful to Leeann Lacroix who created the HERA bracelet, for her creativity, generosity and her warm wonderful spirit. She is a dear friend huge volunteer and a force of good.

                                       Share the Love Bracelet



HERA Mission Kindness Bags in Support of Asembo Bay


It carries two treasured Canadian visitors, Devlin and Peggy Taillon, the boy she gave birth to seven years earlier and the woman who adopted him.

Canadian woman's quest to adopt son, help people of Kenya, sets precedent

Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 11.54.25 AM.pn

Mandela Legacy to honour

Naomi Campbell, Kanye West,

Drake & Will Smith at Black History Month Gala Leaders in sports, politics, non-profits, medicine and entertainment amongst honorees ...

The 2016 Black History Month Gala

Devlin & Peggy.png

Since 2007, The HERA Mission of Canada has been working with an inspiring group of women from Asembo Bay, in Western Kenya, who have committed their lives to fighting the devastating impact of HIV, AIDs, Malaria, and TB.

Travel to Asembo Bay with Peggy and Devlin Taillon



Peggy Taillon –

A Woman Of Her Word

Mama Obama.png

U.S. President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother called on Ottawa residents Sunday to join her in helping orphans and poverty-stricken families in Kenya.

Obama's step-grandmother makes charity appearance in Ottawa

Peggy and Devlin.png

In 2007, then-Ottawa Hospital executive Peggy Taillon embarked on an improbable year-long quest to adopt a child from Kenya.

Adoption quest ended in smiles for Taillon family


The Ottawa Redblacks scored extra points at TD Place Stadium on Wednesday and they weren’t even on the field. Rather, the new CFL team co-hosted a charity gala in aid of widows and orphans devastated by disease and poverty in western Kenya.

Redblacks team up to co-host fundraiser


At first, it was just a puff of dust in the distance, a sign that a vehicle was headed their way.

But as the dust cloud grew, so did the excitement amongst the gathered women and children in Asembo Bay, a village of about 850 families on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya...

Ottawa's Peggy Taillon helps to bring change to Kenyan village

A night of gratitude.png

Hightlights include a private showcase and live auction by an amazing artist and an ethnic african culinary experience.

A "Night" of Gratitude

Kids smile Kenya.png

Fantastic images of Devlin and Peggy  2019 Hera Mission in Kenya.

Devlin and Peggy Travel Home to Kenya - Gallery

Friends of Hera .png

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Hubert Davis turns his lens on the work of Giants of Africa and basketball camps organized in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda, which are aimed at helping youngsters develop their skills in basketball and as the next generation of community leaders.

HERA Mission Presents Giants of Africa 


The tournament comes at a fortuitous time for fans of the fast-paced, free-flowing sport: In mid-June, the International Olympic Committee added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program in an attempt to give the games a more youthful appeal.

3-on-3 basketball players show off skills, dream of Olympics


any of you continue to support our efforts as sponsors to our children so that they can attend secondary and post secondary school, something that we believe has been a game changer for 100s of children in the village...

Help Us Respond to a Catastrophic Drought


This full-day tournament will include male and female divisions from Small Ball (U8) to adult open, masters (40+) and corporate challenge.

3-on-3 in the 613

Urban Jam

Kids smile Kenya.png

Today is the worst day of the year - orphan selection day. This is the day when our group meets to review the marks of all the group’s children who are eligible to proceed to secondary school...

Orphan Selection Day: Why Should You Support Us

Amazing People.png

Whether you knew Max Keeping personally or not, you most certainly felt that you did. He was everyone’s champion, he lived with great empathy and he felt honoured to tell our stories every evening at 6 p.m., which is why he became such a strong advocate, a voice for those in need. He couldn’t tell the stories and not be moved to action.

Max Keeping memories: Give back and embrace life

wine HERA.png


Amazing Wine to celebrate Amazing People

Devlin and David Kogei.png

On Sunday, a new chapter was written when eight-year-old Devlin Taillon crossed the finish line in the 1.2-km Kids Marathon, one of the events in the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend.

Young racer keeps Kenyan roots close to his heart

Screen Shot 2019-05-23 at 3.52.52 AM.png


Peggy Taillon announced as part of the live speaker line-up at TEDxTheGlebeWomen




Little Glimpse at HERA Mission Fundraiser 2014

Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 1.27.50 PM.png


CTV News Interview Peggy Taillon

Screen Shot 2019-10-14 at 1.52.49 PM.png

The Second Annual Global Dignity Day Fundraising Reception was held on October 15, 2013 at the Councillors Lounge in Ottawa City Hall, an event that included HERA Mission President & CEO Peggy Taillon as a guest speaker. Ms Taillon's remarks from the event are available below.

Global Dignity Day - October 16th, 2013


During a live broadcast of CTV News at 6 on September 14, 2013 Anchor/Producer Kimothy Walker was surprised by friends, colleagues and the United Way with a Community Builder Award for her community service.

CTV anchor surprised with award live on air


Almost as immediately as the news broke and details began to flood in over social media, our collective shock overtook us, and then it began; this will be the day Canada will be changed, locked down, hostile, mistrusting.

A Day of Reckoning: Reaction to Attack on Ottawa


CTV’s Kimothy Walker has been named the Ottawa Professional of the Year by the Women’s Business Network.The Producer and Anchor of CTV Weekend News was honoured at a gala celebration at the Hampton Conference Centre Wednesday Night.

CTV's Kimothy Walker named top Ottawa Professional of the Year



CTV Ottawa's Amazing People 2012 Viewer's Choice Award Winner Peggy Taillon