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Media Advisories and News Releases
A promising start for youth as they experience their first jobs
Community leaders camp outside in a bid to end youth homelessness in Ottawa
The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) has rallied the community to raise awareness about young people on the streets.
2013 Ottawa Youth Job Fair addresses local youth unemployment
New Program to Address Critical Gap for Youth in Mental Health Crisis
Ontario Government Funding Enables CHEO, OPH, The Royal and YSB to join forces to support teens in the community: “As parents and as a community, we want our children and youth to get help before they reach a full-blown crisis,” says Joanne Lowe, YSB’s executive director. “We need to invest in better continuity of care, since we know young people will have less need for intrusive and expensive services when we tackle their mental health issues early on.”
Ottawa Police and Youth Services Bureau Foundation team up for fundraising gala to help youth in need
Arts program for street-involved youth will develop leadership and change lives, thanks to $199,000 OTF grant
Youth from at-risk neighbourhoods experience their first jobs
World Hepatitis Day in Ottawa: Youth agency urges youth to get tested and be aware
Youth seeking help have higher risk and more complex needs, says YSB
New transition program helps at-risk youth improve their mental health
November 17 declared Youth Homelessness Awareness Day in Ottawa
Youth Services Bureau expands mental health walk-in clinic for youth
RBC pledges support to Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa’s mental health programs
New funding will help prepare immigrant youth for careers through job readiness program
Youth and artists get together to create a colourful mural for Youth Services Bureau’s Drop-in
Dreams to reality: Youth from low-income neighbourhoods prove they have what it takes for first job
Job seekers looking to learn about careers in the health and wellness industry are encouraged to attend networking fair
Youth Services Bureau recognizes dedication to improving the lives of at-risk youth
Youth officially reopen life-changing facility for street-involved youth after major renovation
CHEO, The Royal and YSB join forces to improve mental health services for youth in crisis
New program for young parents offers hope for success in the job market
Alex Munter to leave Youth Services Bureau to take on a new challenge
Ottawa, October 29, 2010—Mike Baine, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, announced today that Alex Munter will leave his position as YSB’s Executive Director in January. Mr. Munter will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
More than just a building. It’s a lifeline to a brighter future
Ottawa, September 7, 2010—For thousands of vulnerable youth every year, walking through the doors of the Downtown Drop-In Centre is the first time in their lives that they feel safe, feel a sense of belonging, and feel hope for a brighter future. But today, four youth walked into that very building with sledgehammers in their hands and hard hats on their heads to kick-off an ambitious reconstruction project that will see this life-changing facility become better able to meet the needs of the 1,500 at-risk youth per year who rely on it so desperately.
Big dreams, big ambition: Youth from low-income neighbourhoods get first chance at a job
Community pulls together again for Ottawa’s youth
In 1960, the Ottawa community pulled together to help our city’s young people by creating the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB). Today, 50 years later, history repeated itself as the new Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation was launched to help YSB expand its impact.
WESTFEST and Youth Services Bureau are taking it to the streets!
Youth agency to become official charity of WESTFEST
Building bridges: Forum brings youth and community together to improve services
May 27 forum will focus on gaps in services for youth from 16 to 24
Youth agency launches campaign to raise awareness of 24-hour crisis line
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is launching a campaign to raise awareness of its award-winning 24/7 Crisis Line for youth and families.
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa celebrates 50 years of supporting youth at risk
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) celebrated the start of its 50th anniversary today by calling on Ottawans whose lives have been touched by the agency’s work to reconnect and share their stories.
Bell supports the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa's 50th anniversary of helping youth at risk
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa is proud to announce that Bell is the presenting sponsor of the agency‘s 50th anniversary celebrations.
SOUNDING THE ALARM: Child and youth mental health sector needs to be shored up
Facing ever-increasing demand but frozen funding, supporters of Ottawa’s child and youth mental health agencies have issued a public letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty asking the province to stabilize crisis, counseling other mental health services for kids and families.
Youth shelters receive donations in times of growing need
Community Foundation of Ottawa donates $28,800 to Youth Services Bureau shelters
Youth agency and community health centre announce groundbreaking health clinic for street-involved youth
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) and the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC) today opened the doors to a health clinic for streetinvolved youth. The two agencies’ unique partnership and groundbreaking approach bring together primary care, mental health services and addictions treatment in one place.
256 Ottawa youth graduate from Summer Jobs for Youth program with new experience and skills
Today 256 youth from low-income Ottawa neighbourhoods will graduate with valuable new job skills and work experience from the Summer Jobs for Youth program of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB). They will receive certificates at a graduation ceremony at 4:00 p.m. at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive.
Youth Services Bureau raises Rainbow Flag to demonstrate emergency shelter a safe place for GLBTTQ youth
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) and the Village Committee are working together to break down barriers for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and questioning (GLBTTQ) youth by raising two rainbow flags at the YSB’s young men’s shelter.
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa releases strategy to cut health care costs, improve health care for street-involved youth
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa today released the most comprehensive study on the health of street-involved youth and outlined a practical strategy to address those needs.
- Who we are: Fact sheet about all Youth Services Bureau programs and services
- Who we are: Fact sheet about the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
- Fact sheet about the YSB Foundation
- Fact sheet about youth mental health
- Fact sheet about housing and youth homelessness
- Fact sheet about employment
- Fact sheet about youth justice