Employment is a central component of Youth Futures success, offering youth valuable workplace experience, and the opportunity to earn money for their post-secondary career.

Each year, dozens of organizations come to us to hire our youth to fill their entry level, summer positions. Visit our Testimonials page to see what some of employers are saying about their experience with Youth Futures.

Employer Ambassadors

Past Employers (2018)

Private & Public sector

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Gowling WLG
  • House of Commons
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Hydro Ottawa
  • Compass Group Canada (Levy Restaurants- TD Place
  • University of Ottawa
  • Linebox Studio
  • 4Office Automation
  • Algonquin College
  • Smith Petrie Carr & Scott Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Starbucks


  • City of Ottawa Recreation, Culture and Facility Services (PRC)
    • Wading Pools
    • Alexander Community Centre
    • Sandy Hill Community Centre
    • Overbrook Community Centre
    • Carlington / Bellevue Recreation Centre
    • Foster Farm Community Centre
    • City Hall Facilities
  • City of Ottawa, Community and Social Services
  • City of Ottawa, Public Works & Environmental Services
  • City of Ottawa, Transportation Services
  • City of Ottawa, Service Innovation & Performance
  • City of Ottawa, Corporate Services
  • City of Ottawa, Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development
  • City of Ottawa, Emergency and Protective Services – Bylaw Services
  • City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health
  • City of Ottawa, Office of the City Clerk & Solicitors
  • City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library

Non-Profits and Community Agencies

  • Vanier Community Service Centre
  • Vanier Community Service Centre-Gourmet Xpress
  • Patro d’Ottawa
  • MIFO
  • Rideau Rockliffe Community Resource Centre
  • Lowertown Community Health Centre
  • South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • GNAG – Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group
  • Jaku Konbit
  • Pinecrest Terrace Community House
  • Winthrop Community Health Centre
  • Catholic Centre for Immigrants
  • Make, Sew, Create
  • SAW Video Media Art Centre
  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Bruyere Continuing Care
  • Black History Ottawa & Young Leaders Advisory Council
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Ottawa Community Housing

Contact Mary Harris at mary.harris@ottawa.ca for more information.