Keeping-in-Touch Virtually

Friendship Force Ottawa During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Friendship Force International (FFI) has had to suspend all journeys during the current epidemic, and Friendship Force Ottawa (FFO) has cancelled all face-to-face activities. Nevertheless, we wish to maintain the ties of friendship that are the core of Friendship Force, and to do this a number of 'virtual' Keeping-in-Touch activities are taking place, both at the FFI and FFO level.

FFI Activities

my Friendship Force Web Site


FFI is setting up a new site for members only called  If you have received an email from FFI asking you to sign up, it is for the member's only site. This site will be a multi-lingual interface that organizes data for all active members of Friendship Force around the world, and much thought has been put into the security and privacy of members' information.

All active members must have an ID number, if you already receive information from FFI in their emails you will already have a number, but there are many members who do not and everyone must sign up. An alternative system for those without internet will be provided.

When you receive the invitation to sign up all you have to do is provide your email and what club you belong to. You do not have to provide any other information but you may login and provide some  if you wish. Your registration will be validated when you receive a return email for FFI. In order to be compliant with security, which deals with  every individual's information as private, everyone must have their own address and cannot share one with a spouse or partner.

FFI is also hosting a number of Virtual Experiences, check at

FFO Activities

General FFO  Zoom Meeting
When: 15 March, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

At this meeting we will discuss the new my Friendship Force web site, and also release the information about the schedule in and outbounds for 2022.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 5700 7705
Passcode: 524876

Mongolia Journey Video

Bob Sheap, a professional photographer who participated in an inbound journey from Michigan a few years ago, prepared an excellent video of our July 2019 outbound trip to Mongolia, see the link below.

Video link:

First and Third Mondays each month 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Monday Night Drop-Ins

Hosts: Mary Jane Kelleher and Colin Leech

FFO members check-in with other members during this informal hour of chit-chat.  You are welcome to come early, or come late and tell us what's on your mind. 

Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 816 8450 5661
Passcode: 609910