The Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative - Growing Up Great 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.

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The deadline for submitting nominations has passed.

Have a nominee in mind? Click the button below to view the different awards categories and fill out our online nomination form. Nomination forms are due by 4:00pm on Monday, November 6th 2017 in order to have your nominee considered for an award.

Charting Outcomes: Community Actions to Ensure that all Children and Youth are Healthy & Triving


In 2013, 62.7% of Ontario students who responded to the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) reported their mental health as excellent or very good, while only...