Everything You Need to Know about Youth Ottawa’s First Ever 50/50 Raffle Lottery

Youth Ottawa is thrilled to announce our first ever online 50/50 raffle fundraiser, starting June 1st, 2023 and ending with a draw on Aug. 19, 2023

This is your chance to support Ottawa youth in a big way, while giving yourself the chance to win big as well!

Tickets can be bought at:

    • 1 for $10
    • 4 for $20
    • 20 for $50 
    • 100 for $100

The raffle grand prize is 50% of the total jackpot and will be announced on the 19th, following our annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament. The more tickets you buy, the higher your chances of winning a larger jackpot sum!

All proceeds from the raffle will directly contribute to Youth Ottawa’s operations and programs, including the Youth Active Media (YAM), Active Citizenship Initiative (ACI), Social Enterprise Program (SEP), and Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC).

Our main objective is to remove barriers in accessing affordable educational programming. For example, the YAM program equips youth with comprehensive video production skills, guiding them from initial planning to the creation of final products. Many YAM Alumni have pursued careers in media production and some have even found employment with our very own Hot Shoe Productions. Hot Shoe Productions is a youth-led social enterprise supported by Youth Ottawa that provides young people with experience in media production and filmmaking.

Meanwhile, the ACI program empowers youth to address a social issue through a medium of their choice, from building board game businesses to cultivating community gardens and more.

OYEC takes the ACI philosophy one step further by introducing youth voices to municipal government decision-making through youth-led sub-committees. Right now, there are four subcommittees in OYEC: human rights, affordable housing, mental health, and climate change.

Generous contributions from our raffle will enable us to procure new filming equipment for YAM, enhance exposure and event opportunities for ACI, and provide additional support for OYEC’s vital projects such as their mental health initiative. 

These programs form the cornerstone of our commitment to empowering youth, equipping them with the resources they need to spark change in their communities and in their own lives. 

To participate and learn more about the raffle rules, visit our Rafflebox link.