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Welcoming a new cohort of Amplified Fellows!

Welcoming a new cohort of Amplified Fellows In the summer of 2019, we piloted the Amplified Fellowship with funding from the City of Ottawa’s Community Economic Development Fund, the RBC...

Meet the 2020 RBC Spirit Award recipients

Announcing the 2020 RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Award recipients The RBC Spirit Awards is an annual event that celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of youth who are making our...

Celebrating Pride Month with the OCDSB

Youth Ottawa and the OCDSB celebrate the end of Pride Month with videos showcasing 2SLGTBQ student voices In 2019, Youth Ottawa partnered with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board to...

How to Master the Art of Storytelling

On Thursday, May 28th one of our program coordinators Jesse Card ran an instagram live on storytelling and how students can use storytelling to enhance their learning experience.  It is...

Stories from the classroom

Raising Awareness for Climate Change How a civics class initiated an action plan to educate others on climate change Problem Young people are taking action at the local level to...

Self Care & Community Care during Covid

On Friday, May 8th we went Live on Instagram to launch a brand new web workshop series on a variety of topics pertaining to youth civic engagement. We decided to...

Youth of Ottawa

YOUTH OF OTTAWA A series to shine light on Ottawa’s young leaders & changemakers We want to unite in inspiration by sharing your stories! ⁣Who are the Youth of Ottawa...

Teaching Pride

Teaching Pride New Rainbow Bridges peer-led program aims to support youth transitioning into high schools Written by: Jude Ashburn, Rainbow Bridges Coordinator at Youth Ottawa the big picture Rainbow Bridges...

Love is in the air ❤️

Explore our work and impact in 2019! As we start Youth Ottawa’s 23rd year, we continue to be in awe of the generosity of our communities. Today, we continue to...

Creating safe spaces for women of colour

Youth Spotlight Nayaelah Siddiqui is a 24-year-old student in her final year at the University of Ottawa. While in school, Nayaelah also works for Global Affairs in the International Platform...

Amplifying youth voices

Amplifying the stories of refugees & newcomers Youth Ottawa and the UNHCR have teamed up to share the powerful stories of refugees in Ottawa. We interviewed refugees from all walks...

Philanthropy through the eyes of their daughter

Philanthropy through the eyes of their daughter Molly Ensom and her parents, Ron and Beverly Ensom, have been donating to Youth Ottawa for several years. Their gifts have included time,...