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.

  • BLG has employed a youth every summer since 2013 and over that time, we have been consistently impressed by the quality of the candidates.  They bring a level of maturity that is rarely seen of kids their age. We continue to be a proud supporter of the program as well as of the 5 students we’ve been privileged to host to date.

    Sara Lemieux

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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