The OGYF Youth Leadership Council will be formed as a diverse group of dedicated young people from the National Capital Region who are looking to have their voices heard and advocate, as a collective, for their community.

The Youth Leadership Council will help identify the needs of youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau region and champion key projects that they believe will provide a measurable impact in our community, while advising the OGYF staff and Board on granting decisions in the areas of physical wellness, mental wellness, and social justice.

Are you…

  • Between the ages of 16 and 22 years old?
  • Able to commit to meeting (virtually – for now!) once a month?
  • Interested in having your voice heard and making a difference for youth in your community?

*The council can count towards your community service hours, both meetings and impact events!

Learn important skills to get you ready for the workforce such as:

  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Forecasting
  • Research
  • Planning
  • Meeting etiquette

OGYF Youth Leadership Council will have the opportunity to:

• Provide input on funding projects;

• Lead OGYF social justice funding and projects;

• Activate social media take-overs for various projects/ ad-hoc events;

• Receive mentorship opportunities with community leaders;

• Meet like minded youth;

• Gain experience by sitting on committees of the board of directors;

• (Once events are back to ‘normal’…) Own your own youth focused event and participate in other OGYF events

Be the voice of your peers and create the change you want in your community!

If you are interested in being a part of our YLC please contact us at [email protected]