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The New OYEC

We are returning this team into action with the help of YouthNet, a mental health promotion and intervention organization. Youth have already started their work...

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Code Red Project at Youth Action Showcase

Youth Week Recap

In 2022, our Ottawa Youth Engagement Team proposed the proclamation of National Youth Week to city council members. With the help of supporters like Rawlson...

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The new Gil o Julien Fieldhouse scoreboard, funded by councillors Rawlson King and Tim Tierney

The RUN Centre

At Youth Ottawa, we believe that actions, no matter how small, could add up to large-scale transformations. This story all began with a video and...

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25 Years of Spirit: A Yearbook

In celebration of our 25th Year Anniversary, our communications team went on an investigative journey to connect with past spirit award members in any way...

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Mayor for a Day Contest

Mayor for a Day Contest Applications now accepted! Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa and Youth Ottawa’s Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) are proud to...

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20+ years of
youth engagement

We are dedicated to strengthening the community. Our work, made possible by you, is focused on activating youth to create solutions to the problems they see facing their communities everyday. 

Stories from the classroom

Below we share case studies from our work within the classroom. Read more to see how we engaged students to take action at the local level to combat issues that are important to them.

Raising Awareness for Climate Change

How a civics class initiated an action plan to educate others on climate change

Empowering youth through filmmaking

A young student finds her voice and creativity

Sec-ur-ity. You are at the centre.

How a civics class tackled cyberbullying

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