After almost a year of hard work and consultation, we are launching our report of initial findings about youth homelessness in Ottawa titled, The Opportunity Project: Telling a New Story About Youth Homelessness. We have spent a year listening to youth with lived experience and people working on the front lines everyday, to understand what we need to do to prevent and end youth homelessness in Ottawa.
Join us this coming Tuesday, September 27th at 4:30 at City Hall to hear all about it and celebrate the momentum that is building towards ending youth homelessness in Ottawa.
We are partnering with Push for Change – a national campaign featuring Joe Roberts, a formerly homeless youth turned CEO, who will be sharing his powerful story, as he stops in Ottawa, while pushing a shopping cart across Canada. Joe wants to raise awareness about youth homelessness and draw attention to the work being done in communities all over the country to end youth homelessness.
Corinne Sauvé, the Youth Liaison Team Co-Chair of A Way Home Ottawa will MC the event, and Deputy Mark Taylor will also be speaking. Come enjoy free BBQ and music by the Bank Street Bon Bons brass band and hear how you can be a part of ending youth homelessness in Ottawa.