Learn from us: Evaluation Workshops presented by Effective Measures

Whether you’re new to evaluation or just want to reinforce and re-energize your evaluation practice, these workshops cover the basics. Each workshop is self-contained; none is a pre-requisite for the others.

To register for any of the workshops, email annalenk@spcottawa.on.ca

Pre-registration is preferred but not necessary.

All workshops are free.


Thursday, January 11               1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street

We've Moved!

The SPC has moved to a new location.  You can now find our offices at:

150 Gloucester St

Ottawa, ON

K2P 0A6


We look forward to seeing you in our new space!

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.

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. 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!

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.

Tackling Youth Unemployment and Under-employment: Moving Forward on the Issues in Ottawa

Youth Leadership for Change is hosting a forum called "Tackling Youth Unemployment and Under-employment" as a follow-up to last year's report on Youth Employment, Unemployment and Under-employment in Ottawa. Come watch two groups of youth present findings from summer research and join the conversation on how to deal with these issues.