Youth Futures

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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
  • 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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