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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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Nominations are NOW OPEN!

Nominations for the RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards are now open! Do you know a young person who is making a difference in the community? Nominate them today!

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Thank you for a year of growth!

We've released our 2020 Impact Report. As we made our way through an unpredictable year, we are once again thankful for all the good that came out of the collective...

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Social Awareness Project

Adult High School Students' Present: Eviction, song and music video created to bring awareness to the one year anniversary of the City of Ottawa's declaration of Ottawa's Housing Emergency.

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Rainbow Bridges Film Festival

Youth Ottawa and the OCDSB partner to bring you the Rainbow Bridges Film Festival - showcasing films addressing topics related to 2SLGTBQ+ life experiences

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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