Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC)

The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) consists of youth working in partnership with the City of Ottawa to inform decisions and actions that help make Ottawa a better city for youth. To assure that youth are valued stakeholders in our municipality, we strive to engage and amplify the voices of the diverse communities of youth in Ottawa, in action and through representation. OYEC was originally born of the Mayor’s Youth Summit in 2012.

As of the 2018-2019 term, OYEC is a group of 21 youth between the ages of 15 and 25 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 Yearly Action Plans (YAPs) - 1 year plans based on consultations with hundreds of youth asking what they want from their City. See our YAP page for more details!

Applications are now OPEN!

If you are between the ages of 15-25, want to gain experience and be involved in City Hall, and are passionate about community involvement, politics and youth empowerment, than this opportunity is for you! For any questions please contact the OYEC coordinator Jude Ashburn at [email protected].