Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC)


The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) consists of youth working in partnership with the City of Ottawa to encourage youth engagement and amplify youth voice and representation at the City of Ottawa. We strive to engage underrepresented and underprivileged communities of youth in Ottawa, in action and through representation. OYEC was originally born of the Mayor’s Youth Summit in 2012.


As of 2017, OYEC is a group of 18 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 who are passionate and committed to making Ottawa a better, safer, more equal place for all youth. Youth make a one year commitment to being part of the committee, attending monthly meetings and working outside of meetings to achieve our goals.


We work from Youth Action Plans (YAPs) - 2 year plans based on consultations with hundreds of youth asking what they want from their City. See our YAP page for more details!


Contact Info & Applications


To learn more about the committee and how you can get involved, please contact the coordinator, Emma Buchanan, at [email protected].


Want to know more about applying to OYEC? Send us an email at [email protected]!


-> Looking for what OYEC has accomplished over the past few years? Click here!


-> Looking for the current list of OYEC members? Click here!


-> Looking for details on OYEC's Youth Action Plan? Click here!