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.


Statement Against Anti-Black Racism


Safe Return for Summer Programs

Check out resources for planning to reopen 2020 summer programs or critical hours programs in the fall of 2020. It is essential to balance risks of the coronavirus pandemic with the benefits of safe programming. Click here for more information.


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.


Partner News & Events

criticalhours.ca is now live!

All previous critical hours resources developed by OCYI are now hosted on one easy-to-access website, and we even have one new one for you!

Facilitation

Designed for front-line workers of critical-hours programs to assist them in easily integrating quality, skill-building activities into their programming.

 

Skill-Based

Activities are organized according to area of skill development and are represented by icons.

 

Easy Access

Download and print any of the 150 activities, or the entire guidebook, and the associated templates.

The 3 Pillars Training Videos

You can also view the 3 Pillars training videos on criticalhours.ca or our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for new videos!

 

Summer Lit Kit

You can also view the 3 Pillars training videos on criticalhours.ca or our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for new videos!

 

Additional Resources

External links to some other useful programming resources are also listed on criticalhours.ca.



Thank You

Proudly funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa in support of The Critical Hours - Homework Club Community of Practice.

 

Merci à notre commanditaire Prévention du crime Ottawa pour supporter les heures critiques - La communauté de pratique des clubs de devoirs.