Social Planning Council of Ottawa

SPCO works with Ottawa’s vulnerable sectors and grassroots social agencies to inspire community-led action. Leading meaningful change on priority issues relating to Ottawa residents on issues 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

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

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. Read more

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

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

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Repurposed City-Donated Laptops 
In collaboration with the City of Ottawa, SPCO is making repurposed laptops available to marginalized community members. The City of Ottawa has generously donated laptops that have been refurbished and are now ready for distribution.