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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 is an experiential, for-youth-by-youth …

Love is in the air ❤️

Thank you for helping us empower and build opportunities for young people! As we start Youth Ottawa's 23rd year, we continue to be in awe of the generosity of our communities. …

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 Branch …

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 of …

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, talent …

Welcoming our new 2019/2020 members

Welcoming our new OYEC members! This past month, we welcomed a new cohort of members to the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee. New and returning members attended the annual retreat at City …

three painted murals

Glebe Collegiate’s Murale on LGBTQ2S+ History

Glebe Collegiate's Murale on LGBTQ2S+ History “We created this mural to bring awareness to the struggles the LGBTQ2S+ community has faced throughout history. These events are as important as any historical …

Glebe’s DILA Drug Awareness Day

Glebe's DILA Drug Awareness Day "The morning saw all 330 Grade 10 students participate in educational sessions about harm reduction, drug information, consent as it relates to substance use..."​ Youth Ottawa has …