In 2016, the Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) chose youth employment as the focus of its New Leaf Community Challenge (NLCC) grants program. This has resulted in over $1.4 million in funding to a wide range of strategic, collaborative initiatives to boost youth employment in Ottawa.
Katie Miller of Impact Hub Ottawa shares her experience using Ottawa Insights for social impact. We live in a world where it’s important to be able to access, analyze and apply data to make the most of our influence in the social impact sector. That’s why the Ottawa Community Foundation recently updated Ottawa Insights, a robust and reliable online source for data that is available to anyone in our community. This is the second in our series of blog posts where members of the community share how they use Ottawa Insights to inform their work.
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.
On November 22, 2018, the Ottawa Culture Research Group presented the first edition of Counting on Culture: Impacts and Indicators in Ottawa. The report includes local data that describes the state of Ottawa’s culture sector in terms of support, presence, participation and impact of arts and culture on Ottawa’s residents.
In our increasingly data-driven world, the importance of accessing, analyzing and applying quantifiable data to maximize our impact in the community is becoming clearer all the time. As part of our work to provide the community with reliable data through Ottawa Insights, we have recently updated 55 of 111 indicators. This is the first in our series of blog posts where members of the community share how they use Ottawa Insights.
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.