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. For more information visit the
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!
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. Beginning in 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!
Youth doing strategic research and getting involved to improve youth employment and other issues that matter to them. Youth Leadership for Change's Tackling Youth Unemployment and Underemployment forum happened on October 20th. Click here for a synopsis with pictures.
Community Economic Development (CED) is focused on improving a local economy’s ability to serve its people. CED builds on many of the goals of the conventional market economy; for example CED strives to develop viable and profitable businesses, to attain efficient production standards and to generate wealth. However, CED also seeks to balance commercial objectives with the broader social, economic an environmental needs of communities. CED projects take a wider view in establishing their goals and objectives, beyond narrow commercial considerations. CED is fundamentally concerned with meeting people’s needs. The Social Planning Council has been strongly committed to the principles of Community Economic Development for over a decade. In partnership with community members, organizations, local business and government, we will continue to incubate innovation programs that engender social change and economic prosperity for Ottawa and its residents.