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Jamie Hubley Scholarship for Mental Health


Jamie Hubley was a shooting star. An adored son and brother.

Fierce friend. Saucy singing sensation. Forceful figure skater. And he was courageous beyond words.

But he also struggled with depression, loneliness, and bullying. Established in loving tribute of Jamie Hubley, two annual scholarships with a focus on mental health will be awarded to residents of Ottawa.

  1. The first scholarship was established to help foster excellence in mental health care by increasing the human resource pool of skilled professionals.  A $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to an individual to train/study at a post-secondary level in the field of Mental Health.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Ottawa resident
  • Educational and vocational goals related to the field of mental health
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a recognized educational institute

Recognizing the immense value offered by individuals with an experience of mental illness, the aim of the second Jamie Hubley Memorial Scholarship is to increase the educational opportunities for mental health consumers.  This annual $2,000.00 scholarship will be used to support an individual with experience of mental illness/mental health disorder as they pursue a post-secondary education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Ottawa resident
  • Experience of mental health disorder/mental illness
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a recognized educational institute

Selection Procedure: A Selection Committee convened by the Hubley Family will review each application and select the scholarship recipients.

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Mail or email the completed Application Form to

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa Foundation
C/O Scholarship Committee
2675 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K

Deadlines:  Applications are due by March 31st, 2015 and scholarship recipients will be announced during Mental Health Week May 11-15, 2015.



TSMI KOH Fundraiser

Kaleidoscope of Hope OKTOBERFEST FUN NIGHT -

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Location: Central Bierhaus in Centrum Plaza, 650 Kanata Avenue.

Join us for the Kaleidoscope of Hope OKTOBERFEST FUN NIGHT.

Frauleins will greet you at the door with a full stein of authentic German beer or a glass of German wine. Central Bierhaus will provide some of their famous sausages & sauerkraut, soft pretzels with mustard, and mini schnitzel sliders. Couple that with fabulous German dishes created by celebrity chef Gunnar Guckes at a live food station and the fun begins! Join us in the Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding competition), partake in the sausage eating competition, bid on one of our fabulous silent auction prizes, and mix and mingle to the sounds of traditional oompah music.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at, or you may send an email to or if you want tickets to be put on hold to purchase at the door.

The proceeds from the Kaleidoscope of Hope OKTOBERFEST FUN NIGHT will be channeled directly to three specific programs:

  • YSB's Mental Health Walk-In Clinic
  • CHEO’s Dialectical Behavior Program
  • DIFD’s Game Ready app.


Volunteers Needed- Ottawa Law Day Run- April 24th, 2014 

This year YSB is the recipient charity for the Ottawa Law Day Fun Run & Walk! We are looking for volunteers to help run the event - please take a look at the details below, and get in touch with Desiree if you'd like to be involved! This is also a great opportunity for high school students looking for volunteer hours. 

Ottawa Law Day Fun Run & Walk

April 24, 2015


Marion Dewar Plaza along Queen Elizabeth Drive Way

This year the event will be in support of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. As a proud recipient of this year’s run, we are reaching out for your support. Volunteers are required from 11:30-1:30 on the day of the run.

 Volunteer roles include: course marshals along the race route, registration, and clean up.

This is a great way to show your support to YSB and enjoy the first run of the spring season.

 All student volunteers can use these hours for community service, and a staff person will be available on site to validate forms.

 If you would like to register for the run, you can do so online through the Running Room website. For more information on volunteering or to register as a group please contact Desiree Rapoch at (613) 729-1000 ext. 1260, or email:



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