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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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...

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Growing Up Great Awards Luncheon!

The ceremony was a huge success and the Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative would like to thank all those who attended and presented the awards and give a final congrats to all of this year's recipients. Thank you for your dedication to loving, guiding, supporting, and trusting children and youth in choosing their own adventures in life, encouraging them to follow their own unique internal compass, and ultimately, to grow up great!

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

— Maya Angelou 

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