Youth Futures

The 2021 applications are now Closed

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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
  • Stronger abilities in the workplace
  • Sense of responsibility and of community
  • Greater knowledge of tools and resources necessary to transition to post-secondary education

Since 2008, over 800 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.

  • At first, I came to this program with one goal in mind; to have a job placement. But through out the program I started to pick up stuff along the way that no money can teach or bring. I made friends with the same drive as me. The Advanced Leadership Program training made me realize there are different levels of leadership and there’s no top of the mountain. In my work environment, as though it was different from my expectation, I was ready and fully equipped to work. I Made connection that will definitely open new doors.

    Youth Futures Participant - 2019 Cohort

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 at no cost, in both official languages, advanced leadership training, mentorship,  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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