The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) consists of youth working in partnership with Youth Ottawa and the City of Ottawa to help encourage youth engagement and to amplify youth voice and representation at the City of Ottawa.



Youth Ottawa’s DILA Program offers high school civics teachers and students the opportunity to be active and engaged citizenship. Our simple formula of having youth “actually do something” about community issues has been adopted in over forty Ottawa high schools to date.



Youth Active Media (YAM), jointly-run with the Social Planning Council, is a neighbourhood-based videography initiative for youth.



The Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards celebrate outstanding youth in the Ottawa area. Learn more about nominating youth, the award categories and the $700.00 bursaries that are available to be won!