Connecting people with the right opportunities, accurately and quickly.

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

We're launching a Social Enterprise!

Launch Banner

Join us in launching a new Social Enterprise!  The Youth Active Media project has rebranded, and is very pleased to formally launch Hot Shoe productions!  Join us for an evening of free food, music and more!  Meet the youth and win prizes.  All attendees get a coupon for 10% off a video product by Hot Shoe, and one lucky winner will win 50% off.

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.

We're turning 90! Join us at the AGM on May 23

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is pleased to cordially invite you to our Annual General Meeting and 90th Anniversary Celebration!

We are beyond proud that we have had the opportunity to serve our great city for nine decades, working along side and with other great organizations, groups and businesses to be able to be a catalyst for economic and social development.

The celebration will be taking place on:

May 23rd, 2018 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church - 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa

Learn from us: Evaluation Workshops presented by Effective Measures

Whether you’re new to evaluation or just want to reinforce and re-energize your evaluation practice, these workshops cover the basics. Each workshop is self-contained; none is a pre-requisite for the others.

To register for any of the workshops, email

Pre-registration is preferred but not necessary.

All workshops are free.


Thursday, January 11               1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street

We've Moved!

The SPC has moved to a new location.  You can now find our offices at:

150 Gloucester St

Ottawa, ON

K2P 0A6


We look forward to seeing you in our new space!

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.

Job Seekers & Employers: Search Jobs & Post Jobs for free now!

Job Seekers & Employers: Search Jobs & Post Jobs for free from our MAGNET PORTAL
Magnet is a new network powered by a data-rich, job-matching technology that quickly and accurately connects job seekers to employers based upon skills, preferences and talent needs.

Effective Measures: Upcoming Evaluation Workshops

Effective Measures:  Upcoming Evaluation Workshops

Mark your calendar:  the 1st Thursday afternoon and 3rd Wednesday morning each month. More workshops will be scheduled for 2016-2017. 

To register for any of the workshops, email  Pre-registration is preferred but not necessary.

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!