RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards

The RBC Spirit Awards are an annual event that celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of youth who are making our community, and the world a better place. The event itself is a complete celebration of young people.

Our audience is introduced to an exceptional group of youth who encourage and motivate others, who demonstrate outstanding initiative and creativity, and who have overcome tremendous adversity through their passion for life.

We have the honour and privilege of sharing their incredible stories, passion, and dedication with our guests, in hopes of inspiring others to step up and make a difference in their own communities.

Award Categories

Youth Ottawa is looking for exceptional young people to honour at the upcoming RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards. If you know, or are, a young person helping to make your community a better place, we want to hear from you.

Awards are presented in the following categories: Academic Perseverance, Arts & Culture, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Service & Caring, Strength Through Diversity, Take a Stand and the Max Keeping Award for Personal Courage.

These categories are designed to broaden our appreciation for what is being done in our community from the smallest gesture to international efforts.

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Spirit Alumni
Stories 2019

Hear from past spirit alumni. Alumni share what the awards meant to them and how they are continuing their work in the community after receiving the award. 

2018 RBC Spirit Alumni Stories


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