Social Planning Council of Ottawa

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.

Our Featured Programs

Neighbourhood Equity Index

The NEI is a tool to help residents, planners, key stakeholders and decision-makers identify disparities between neighbourhoods and tackle them in a systematic and organized way. >Go to the NEI

Ottawa Community Partnerships for Health Equity

The Ottawa Community Partnerships for Health Equity is a hub for working and learning together to address health inequities in Ottawa. >Go to OCPHE website

Hot Shoe Productions (Social Enterprise)

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

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

Supporting Minority Ethnocultural Seniors

MECS represents a number of ethno-cultural senior grassroots groups in Ottawa. These groups provide a wide range of recreational, social and educational opportunities and activities. > read more


Youth Leadership for Change

Youth Leadership for Change is a collective of young researchers doing action-oriented analysis on issues that matter to them, supported by the SPCO.

Our COVID-19 Response

The SPCO has responded to COVID-19 across all our program areas for urgent intervention in the short term and strategies to address equity in the long road to recovery. >read more

Cowan Coding Club

Cowan Coding Club (CCC) builds the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills of young people. >read more

GenerationeXT Youth Economic Incubator

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




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