The OCF designed and delivered the workshop in partnership with the Ottawa Employment Hub (OEH) and the RBC Foundation, leveraging the tremendous research done by both these organizations on youth employment conditions and challenges.
In 2016, the Ottawa Community Foundation reoriented its flagship community investment program, the New Leaf Community Challenge (NLCC), towards the pressing issue of youth employment in Ottawa.
Few social issues are as important or as complex as food security. The process to ensure food security takes a remarkably coordinated effort of production, transportation, storage, distribution, disposal and more. For many in our community, access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food is a real struggle.
The New Leaf Community Challenge (NLCC) is the Ottawa Community Foundation’s major annual granting program, with which we challenge our community members to propose bold and transformative projects to address specific social challenges.