The Black Community
The black community has significantly higher rates of poverty and inequitable employment out comes in comparison to the rest of the population Based on the 2021 census
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2021 Census Highlights for Ottawa and Region
New Data is Out! Explore our release of new data from the 2021 census. You can now access more Ottawa custom data on language diversity, housing, rural township, families and households income, population, age and gender.
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Youth Leadership for Change
The new SPC's Youth Leadership For Change project is empowering youth in Ottawa to create positive change and shape the future of our city. Apply today for microgrants of up to $5,000 for your project.
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Support youth to transition successfully from post-secondary education, unemployed, and under-employed to meaningful employment.
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Working with Ethnocultural Seniors groups to support ethnocultural seniors in Ottawa navigate the aging journey.
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Social Planning Council of Ottawa

SPCO works with Ottawa vulnerable sectors and grassroots social agencies to inspire community-led action. This leads to meaningful change on priority issues affecting Ottawa residents such as youth unemployment, social inequities, poverty, and social isolation in seniors.

Land Acknowledgment

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO) would like to acknowledge that we are located on
the traditional, unceded, and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin People.
Through our work, we embrace our responsibility to create social and economic change that
lasts in our community.

Our Focus Areas

Community Economic Development

Create equitable opportunities in a sustainable local economy to meet local needs.

Access to Basics

Ensure an adequate standard of living for individuals and families facing exclusion, and ensure a solid foundation of community infrastructure to address key points of distress in specific communities.

Support the Voluntary Sector

Increase capacity of the voluntary sector to use research and evaluation to support effective programming.

Increase Inclusion

Expand access to resources and opportunities, support the capacity of community change-makers, and create systemic improvements.

Support Our Work

Become A Member

Vote at our Annual General Meetings and receive notices of new publications, upcoming activities, discounts for most SPC events, and access to the SPC library.

Give Now

Support Social and Economic Development in Ottawa.


Become involved in the community and learn transferrable skills supporting a great cause!

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