You’re graduating high school during a pandemic

Grads of 2020,
we want to hear from you!

Classes have all moved online, proms have been postponed indefinitely and graduation ceremonies complete with cap and gown are off the table — all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With so much change and uncertainty disrupting these major milestones for teen graduates in Ottawa right now, CBC Ottawa wants to do something special for the class of 2020. 

Together Youth Ottawa and CBC Ottawa are collaborating to create a series that’s dedicated to high school graduates in the commmunity.  

Send us an email with your video or written message to friends
and fellow grads! Here's HOW:

Tell us what you want to say to the class of 2020 about graduating during a pandemic, your thoughts on the future, and/or reflections on this unusual last year of high school. 

Record a short video on your phone or submit a written message with a photo of yourself and email it to: Include your full name, age, school and then start your message with “Dear Grads of 2020…”

We recommend that your video be less than four minutes and try to keep your written messages to 200 words or less. Your message could be featured on CBC Ottawa’s website, social media accounts, radio and/or television programs. Follow @cbcottawa and @youth_ottawa on Instagram for more details on where to find these messages throughout the month of June. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 15. 

Please read CBC’s submission guidelines before emailing your message. 

Note: Participants who are 17 years old or younger must receive consent from a parent or guardian before contacting CBC Ottawa with a submission.