“Youth are not just our future ; they are our here and now.”Max Keeping

Sadly Max passed away on October 1st, 2015 but his legacy lives on

Mission

All youth have the creativity and potential to spark extraordinary change — to use their skills and take action in their communities. We believe in empowering youth by investing in them, giving them trust, opportunities, and resources so they can build skills that they can show the world.

By tailoring programs that meet youth where they are at, Youth Ottawa gives youth opportunities to achieve their goals and, in turn, empower other youth.

Our Results

For over 20 years, Youth Ottawa has provided youth across Ottawa with resources, training and support to build the skills, confidence and strategies they need to succeed and help build a better community for themselves and their peers.

Our Civic Programming produces hundreds of youth-led social and environment projects, while our Artistic and Mentorship Programming is breaking ground in creating opportunities and finding performance stages for emerging young artists to access in schools and communities, and our Social Enterprises are helping to close the youth unemployment gap.

Today our programs reach over 8,000 youth per year, giving them ongoing, project-based and mentor-supported learning activities, helping remarkable youth empower other remarkable youth.

Mission

Our mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth to spark change and take action in our community. Youth Ottawa often works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to increase youth action within our city, impacting over 4,000 youth, per year.

Our Results

Our mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth to spark change and take action in our community. Youth Ottawa often works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to increase youth action within our city, impacting over 4,000 youth, per year.

Our Team

Ian Bingeman

Executive Director (He/Him)
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Jamaal Jackson-Rogers

AMP Coordinator (He/Him)
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Jude Ashburn

OYEC Coordinator (He/Him)
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Jesse Card

YAM Coordinator (He/Him)
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Hélène Boulay

Program Coordinator (She/Her)
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Stefania Marino

Communications & Special Events Coordinator (She/Her)
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Our Board

Joe Veryard

Joe Veryard

Co-Chair (He/Him) [email protected]

John Stroud

Director (He/Him)
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Ishara Mahat

Director (She/Her)
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Amit Scheer

Co-Chair (He/Him) [email protected]a

Fahd Alhattab

Director, Former Chair (He/Him)
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Emily

Emily Jewell

Secretary (She/Her)
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Jessica Zeroual

Director (She/Her) [email protected]

Ben O'Neil

Director (He/Him)
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Severin Cesar Ndema-Moussa Jr.

Director (He/Him)
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Samuel Zahkour

Treasurer (He/Him)
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Molly Ensom

Director (She/Her)
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Rebecca Campbell

Director (She/Her)
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Joe Veryard

Joe Veryard

Co-Chair
[email protected]

John Stroud

Director
[email protected]

Ishara Mahat

Director
[email protected]

Amit Scheer

Co-Chair
[email protected]

Fahd Alhattab

Director, Former Chair
[email protected]

Emily Jewell

Secretary
[email protected]

Jessica Zeroual

Director
[email protected]

Ben O'Neil

Director
[email protected]

Severin Cesar Ndema-Moussa Jr.

Director
[email protected]

Samuel Zahkour

Treasurer
[email protected]

Rebecca Campbell

Director
[email protected]

Molly Ensom

Director
[email protected]