Be the Change.

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.

The Latest

Ottawa Ethno-Cultural Exhibition and Festival

June 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave., Ottawa.  This FREE event will feature a variety of exhibitions and learning opportunities in the areas of performing, visual and culinary arts.

New Census Data:  Age and Gender, 2016 to 2021

Explore data on age and gender from the 2021 census for Ottawa and the rural counties in Eastern Ontario.  Data is available in maps, dashboards and tables, including comparisons since 2001.

Learn more and get resources

Request a Computer from Digital Equity Ottawa

On behalf of Digital Equity Ottawa, the Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO), the City of Ottawa, and other social service provider agencies are teaming up to distribute free refurbished computers to the community. If your client is in need of a computer(s) and/or technical support, kindly request technology through our form.  Individuals requesting for themselves or if you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Admin: office@spcottawa.on.ca
Office Manager: reuben@spcottawa.on.ca

Digital Literacy

 

Welcome to the Digital Literacy Program for Ottawa Ethno-Cultural Seniors

This program is free, highly flexible, and learners choose what they want to learn. The material we use is written in a clear language. It also may be adapted according to the needs of the individual group. We provide one-on-one support, community group online training and share other helpful resources.

Ottawa Ethno-cultural Seniors Cookbook

Mental Health Through Sports and Social Activities

Active Newcomer Youth Ottawa

Free summer soccer league will be held throughout July to September.  Visit the ANYO website for details. 

Don't miss "The Immigrant Experience" podcast, exploring the experiences and perspectives of young, racialized immigrant youth in Ottawa.  Listen on Youtube.


Partnerships & Programs

 

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

Ottawa Ethnocultural Seniors Network

The OES Network represents a variety of ethno-cultural senior grassroots groups in Ottawa who are providing a wide range of recreational, social and educational opportunities and activities. > Read More

Data & Research at the SPCO

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

Technology, Research and Communications (TRAC)

TRAC supports the needs of non-profits, small businesses and community organizations, while fostering and empowering young people, helping them to grow their skillsets, and gain new employment opportunities. > Learn More

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

GenerationeXT Youth Economic Incubator

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

 

 

Digital Equity Ottawa

TRAC supports the needs of non-profits, small businesses and community organizations, while fostering and empowering young people, helping them to grow their skillsets, and gain new employment opportunities. > Learn More

Arts and Culture

SPCO recognizes that the culture of Ottawa is built on the vibrant array of communities that fill the city with great food, interesting music, rich fashion, and hundreds of languages that each provide a glimpse into unique parts of the world. By supporting a range of cultural programming focusing on arts & music, sports & social connection, and education & training, SPCO supports residents of Ottawa to live healthy, connected lives and nurture their social and economic well being. Read more here! > Read more

Provincial Election 2022:  SPCO Priorities

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