Lois Graveline

About Harmonia

The genesis of Harmonia and by extension, me, is wrapped up in a childhood that lived and breathed philanthropy every single day. Having grown up in a very small community in rural Quebec, the symbiotic desire of our family and our community to depend on one another was just the way it was. There were no strategic planning meetings or formal processes put in place for deciding who was going to do what. Needs were identified and then people came together to make things happen…it was really that simple.

So, armed with a childhood steeped in values and compassion for people, in addition to a steadfast work ethic, I have taken that amazing start to my life and added on another 30 years of philanthropic experience working directly with many levels of the charitable sector. This led me to create Harmonia and I am beyond thrilled that my life has taken me in this direction.

There’s much work yet to be done to connect individuals with charitable organizations throughout our community and country and I am making my next 30 years about doing just that.

Our Connections

Support comes in all sizes and I am proud to have worked alongside the following clients and organizations.


  • ALSO – Adult and Family Literacy
  • The Canadian Tulip Festival
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
  • Parkinson’s Society – Ottawa Chapter
  • The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County


  • Arnprior Regional Health Foundation
  • Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Ontario North and East


  • Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
  • Community Foundations of Canada


  • Canadian Hunger Foundation
  • CARE Canada
  • USC Canada
  • Cooperative Development Foundation

Organizations I Volunteer With (past and present)

  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services (present)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Ottawa Chapter
  • Cancer Computer
  • St. Andrew’s Catholic Church
  • St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
  • CHEO
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Client Testimonials

When Lois reached out to me about the Women in Philanthropy for the Queensway Carleton Hospital it made perfect sense. I would be supporting a hospital that is in my community, I would be working closely with like-minded female leaders and most importantly I was going to be actively involved in how my donation made a difference to the people around me. Since that initial conversation with Lois, I am on the WIP Board, have helped fund much needed ventilators for the hospital during the Covid pandemic and most importantly consider a number of the WIP members both professional collogues and friends. The tax savings was secondary to all these other benefits.
Christina H
Investors’ Group Client
At the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Lois Graveline provided the utmost in care and professionalism in all the donor relationships she fostered. She exuded warmth and understanding and her passion for helping organizations achieve their highest purpose was clear. I know there is a very soft spot in her heart for healthcare excellence and that manifested itself whether it was through the articulation of hospital programs to our donors or through the sharing of patient stories with true compassion. Lois’ broad experience with best practice fundraising was evident at every encounter entrusted to her by our team.
Judith Scott
VP Operations, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
I have had the pleasure of working with Lois over the last year. Her insights, professionalism and work product have all been excellent. As a small charity, we needed Lois’ support to get us to the next level in terms of our donation strategy. Our Board was so impressed that we are working with her this year as well to build on what we started and continue to grow this key aspect for our organization.
Kim Oastler
Executive Director, ALSO