The SPCO is supporting community responses to the Covid - 19 crisis. Find out what we are doing with weekly updates.

Community Economic Development

Community Economic Development (CED) is focused on improving a local economy’s ability to serve its people.

Access to Basics

Access to Basics focuses on people’s capacity to access the things that they need most. Among these basic needs are shelter, food, education, employment and health.

Creating Inclusion

Inclusion assures each citizen the opportunity to fully participate in realizing aspirations.

Research and Voluntary Sector Supports

SPC delivers five broad types of research the voluntary sector needs

COVID-19 Global Pandemic

March 24, 2020

 

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa builds connections and capacity in the community using a community development approach that brings people and organizations together to take action on common issues and what is important to them. 

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is supporting community responses to the COVID-19 crisis as follows. We are:

 

Minority Ethnocultural Seniors

MECS represents a number of ethno-cultural senior grassroots groups in Ottawa. These groups provide a wide range of recreational, social and educational opportunities and activities and are looking for seniors to join them.
 
 
 
 

 

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Partnering for Success in Youth Employment

Partnering for Success in Youth Employment (PSYE) is a partnership initiative to ensure all Ottawa youth aged 15-29 have the opportunity to build secure employment or entrepreneurship opportunities for themselves, while supporting local economic development.  PSYE is coordinated by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa and currently has 18 partners.  Visit the PSYE website.

Youth Action Now: Paul Dewar’s community action initiative

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is pleased to host the Youth Action Now initiative, launched by Paul Dewar in June 2018.    

 

What does Youth Action Now do?

Youth Action Now brings together young people from diverse backgrounds to support their collective leadership and increase their impact in making positive change within their communities.

Counting on Culture: Impacts and Indicators in Ottawa

We are pleased to present the first edition of the Counting on Culture: Impacts and Indicators in Ottawa, a set of culture indicators intended to provide a window on cultural activity in Ottawa.

Community organizations and governments alike have long recognized the need for comprehensive, consistent, and reliable culture data collection and regular reporting of culture indicators. In May 2016, the Ottawa Culture Research Group (OCRG) was created as an informal collaboration of community, academic, and government partners working together to share culture data and research and to develop culture indicators. This report is the result of that collaboration.

Research and Evaluation Services

The Effective Measures department of the SPCO provides research and evaluation services in support of community programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of all Ottawans. We have considerable experience conducting local community sector evaluations and have solid relationships of trust with local agencies, grassroots organizations, and community members. Our role is to bring evaluative thinking into your process of change in order to facilitate informed and intentional decision making and planning.

For more information, please contact us at effectivemeasures@spcottawa.on.ca or see http://effectivemeasures.ca/

Partnering for Success in Youth Employment

Partnering for Success in Youth Employment (PSYE) is a collective impact initiative to improve labour market outcomes for 15-29 year olds in Ottawa.  We will increase participation in the labour market and other employment outcomes, by creating pathways to economic opportunities (employment and entrepreneurship) for youth living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.  PSYE is coordinated by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa and currently has 18 partners.  For more information visit the

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Youth Active Media

The Art. The Craft. The Impact.

 

Youth Active Media is a neighbourhood-based, videography initiative for youth.  Youth reflecting geographic communities across Ottawa have the opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking while creating short films about issues that matters to them.  Youth Active Media empowers youth to effect positive social change through art, while developing transferable skills, and providing employment opportunities for youth through paid mentorships!

 

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