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.

  • Youth Futures helped me with what I want to do in the future, it helped me boost my confidence.  Youth Futures also helped me through the steps on how to apply for post-secondary.  I met a number of people who I got really close with.  This program experience was great and I would strongly recommend it to other youth who are unsure of what they want to do with their future.

    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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