We're launching a Social Enterprise!

Launch Banner

Join us in launching a new Social Enterprise!  The Youth Active Media project has rebranded, and is very pleased to formally launch Hot Shoe productions!  Join us for an evening of free food, music and more!  Meet the youth and win prizes.  All attendees get a coupon for 10% off a video product by Hot Shoe, and one lucky winner will win 50% off.

We're turning 90! Join us at the AGM on May 23

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is pleased to cordially invite you to our Annual General Meeting and 90th Anniversary Celebration!

We are beyond proud that we have had the opportunity to serve our great city for nine decades, working along side and with other great organizations, groups and businesses to be able to be a catalyst for economic and social development.

The celebration will be taking place on:

May 23rd, 2018 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church - 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa

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!