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.

  • The community partnership that Bruyère Continuing Care has established with the City of Ottawa Youth Futures program has been a god send. Having the students on our team, allows us to enhance our services that we provide throughout the summer months. Their presence on the units is a breath of fresh air and they have brightened the lives of so many of our patients and residents.

    Karen Lemaire

    Director of Therapeutic Services, Bruyère Continuing Care

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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