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.

2020-21 OCYI Gratitude Report

The OCYI is pleased to share our 2020-21 Gratitude Report. This past year has been unlike any other and we are truly grateful for the unwavering commitment and support from our partner organizations and  all of the incredible staff that support children, youth and families in communities across our city and beyond. Thank you for being champions for children and youth and helping to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and grow up great.

2021-21 OCYI Gratitude Report
OCYI Gratitude Report EN 062321.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.6 MB

Statement Against Anti-Black Racism

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.