Social Planning Council of Ottawa

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Welcome to the new website of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa.

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The mission of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa is to provide the residents of Ottawa with the means to exercise informed leadership on issues affecting their social and economic well-being.

Our Featured Programs

Neighbourhood Equity Index

The NEI is a tool to help residents, planners, key stakeholders and decision-makers identify disparities between neighbourhoods and tackle them in a systematic and organized way. >Go to the NEI

Ottawa Community Partnerships for Health Equity

The Ottawa Community Partnerships for Health Equity is a hub for working and learning together to address health inequities in Ottawa. >Go to OCPHE website

Hot Shoe Productions (Social Enterprise)

Hot Shoe Productions (Social Enterprise)

Hot Shoe Productions is a social enterprise that hires talented young people to create compelling video products for clients. > Go to Hot Shoe

Effective Measures

Effective Measures provides research and evaluation services in support of community programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of all Ottawans. > Go to Effective Measures

Supporting 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. > read more

Digital Equity Ottawa

Digital Equity Ottawa is a new, collaborative initiative that improves digital equity across four key areas: access to hardware, connectivity, digital literacy and the digital capacity of the non-profit sector. > Learn more

Data & the SPCO

Increasing the capacity of voluntary sector agencies and community members to effectively use data for planning processes and in taking action on social and economic issues. >read more

Cowan Coding Club

Cowan Coding Club (CCC) builds the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills of young people. >read more

GenerationeXT Youth Economic Incubator

The incubators are youth-focused economic development spaces in three low income neighbourhoods. >read more




April 2021
April 21, 2021

WEBINAR: Reaching Towards Change – Developing a Framework for a Transformative Mental Health Crisis Service (Reach Out Response Network)

Rachel Bromberg will discuss the work of Reach Out Response Network, which is supporting the City of Toronto to develop a framework for a new mental health crisis service that will be piloted in four parts of the city next year. ...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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May 2021
May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser for “Hit the Streets”

Enjoy a fabulous Mother's Day Brunch at home while supporting Hit The Streets! Treat mom with a choice of menus from two amazing Chefs. ...

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