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

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.

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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 aprilc@spcottawa.on.ca.  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!

 

Building Greener Futures Together

BGFT is dedicated to increasing economic activity in Ottawa’s green renovations sector, and providing resources and information on green renovations to both the public and private sectors. As of January 2012, we have also been very excited to launch a new, more comprehensive employment program for young adults looking to enter the “green” home renovation and retrofit industries!

Watch the latest Video in the Green Home Renos Series!

Access to Healthy Food for Children & Youth

The Poverty and Hunger Working Group, the Ottawa Network for Education and the Social Planning Council of Ottawa came together for this policy project to increase access to healthy food for children and youth. The project provided a snapshot of the context in Ottawa and developed action plans to build on what already exists in the community - scaling up enablers and mitigating barriers to get more healthy food on the plates of Ottawa’s children and youth, particularly those living in low income. The project was made possible through a grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Supporting Small Ethnocultural Groups

Grassroots ethnocultural groups are a critical factor in increasing inclusion and supporting the successful integration of immigrants, complementing settlement services and supporting families and individuals long after the settlement period, even into the second and third generation of settlement.  However, despite a growing demand for their services, these groups have very limited budgets and rely primarily on volunteers.

 

Collaborative Food Pantry

The crisis caused by lack of access to healthy food for many residents, particularly those who are low income, is a key health priority which is well recognized and documented. In response, the SPC Board established a priority in 2011 to work to develop new programs to directly increase access to healthy food.

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