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The Latest News from OYEC

The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) is a group of engaged youth and community leaders, partnered with the City of Ottawa, who strive to make Ottawa better for youth by...

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OYEC Spotlight

While the Sam’s Sprouts project is no longer ongoing, Sam’s sprouts are still growing in terms of his impact on the community.

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2023 Mayor for a Day Contest

Youth Ottawa is proud to host Mayor Mark Sutcliffe's first Mayor for a Day contest, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa and our Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC)!

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Thanks for making 2022 brighter

Our yearly gratitude report is here! 2022 was an amazing year, all thanks to you. To show our appreciation, we have assembled our annual gratitude report highlighting all of our...

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Home is Where Love Grows

In the span of two months, four students' school project blossomed into a social justice initiative, now being published with the help of Youth Ottawa.

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Summer Recap Report 2022

Education doesn’t end in July! Youth Ottawa has been helping youth amplify their businesses for years now, but this summer we decided to take it up a notch.

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Why do we Golf?

This year’s Charity Golf Classic will take place on August 9 at the Marshes Golf Course in Kanata. 

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The New OYEC

We are returning this team into action with the help of YouthNet, a mental health promotion and intervention organization. Youth have already started their work in pushing forward the proclamation...

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Code Red Project at Youth Action Showcase

Youth Week Recap

In 2022, our Ottawa Youth Engagement Team proposed the proclamation of National Youth Week to city council members. With the help of supporters like Rawlson King, it has been officially...

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The new Gil o Julien Fieldhouse scoreboard, funded by councillors Rawlson King and Tim Tierney

The RUN Centre

At Youth Ottawa, we believe that actions, no matter how small, could add up to large-scale transformations. This story all began with a video and an Instagram message.

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25 Years of Spirit: A Yearbook

In celebration of our 25th Year Anniversary, our communications team went on an investigative journey to connect with past spirit award members in any way we could.

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Mayor for a Day Contest

Mayor for a Day Contest Applications now accepted! Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa and Youth Ottawa’s Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) are proud to host the Annual Mayor for...

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