Youth Futures

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Register to our Alumni Program to receive post program resources.

Parents Council

Join our parent council to network with other program parents and follow your child’s progress.


Sign up today to hire summer students in 2019.


Contribute to a growing network of businesses supporting the Youth Futures program.


Share your experience and help guide youth through the program.

Our Mission

Youth Futures is supported by partners across the city who believe in providing opportunities to youth from vulnerable communities and promoting…

  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Better leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Academic and employment self-efficacy
  • Improved attitude towards school
  • Demonstrate stronger abilities in the workplace
  • Sense of responsibility and of community
  • Greater financial literacy, awareness of financial resources, and ability to plan for the costs associated with post-secondary.

Since 2008, over 500 youth, living in low-income communities, have participated in Youth Futures

Ottawa Community and Housing Foundation
City of Ottawa
University of Ottawa


See what our youth and community partners think about the program.

  • Thank you so much to the whole Youth Futures Team. It was a pleasure having two students with the Family Shelters this summer. They are very special young students, dedicated, committed to the family shelter clients and very mature. A perfect example of what the Youth Futures Program stands for.


    Supervisor, City of Ottawa

The Program

Youth Futures is a 7 month program that provides skills, information, support and practical experience to succeed in college, university and the work force. We provide (in both official languages) advanced leadership training, a variety of employment positions and a post-secondary experience.

Leadership & Employment Training
Post-Secondary Orientation
Summer Jobs
Volunteer Opportunities

View the Requirements to see if you qualify to participate in Youth Futures

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