The six-month Youth Futures Program is delivered at no cost to participants thanks to the financial and in-kind investments made by numerous partners including governments, local businesses, post-secondary institutions, donors and sponsors. Please consider investing in the Youth Futures program and making a difference in the lives of young people in our community.

Some of our needs for 2022 include:

  • Technology (chrome books and noise canceling headphones)
  • Healthy snacks for in-person workshops and training
  • Mentor salaries
  • Post-secondary educational bursaries
  • Transportation (bus-passes or tickets for work placements)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Youth Futures Launch Night and Graduation Ceremony

Please contact the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation directly to learn more
about how you can support the Youth Futures program or you can donate directly through Canada Helps


Youth Futures is funded, in part by the City of Ottawa’s Housing and Poverty Reduction Investment Plan. The balance of funding is made up through private sector donors, sponsors, foundations, government grants, and local businesses. We also receive in-kind support for the programs from many community agencies and post-secondary institutions.

We count on the support of donors and partners to deliver the Youth Futures program. As a registered charity and partner in the delivery and administration of the program, the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation can accept donations either directly or through Canada Helps page. If you would like more information or to explore potential opportunities for supporting the program, please contact the OCH Foundation

We have a number of program related needs and would welcome support for technology (computer tablets, headsets), PPE, food and drink for classroom health breaks, program launch night, summer community barbeque, graduation ceremony, program t-shirts, and six-week employment placements.

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