The Ottawa Child & Youth INITIATIVE

The Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative works together to foster the healthy development of all children and youth through research, advocacy and program development.


Our vision is for children and youth in Ottawa to have the opportunity to reach their full potential and grow up great!

Learn about OCYI and Our Partners

Statement Against Anti-Black Racism

The Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative stands against anti-Black racism.


We recognize this statement is a bare minimum and just the beginning for us.

COVID-19 Response

Working for and with Ottawa's children and youth is essential every day, and the coronavirus pandemic does not change that. OCYI's members are working together to make sure the needs of children and youth are met in this time. Keep checking our homepage and our Twitter feed for information about resources. A reminder that information can change frequently, so check often for updates.