Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective

Concerns have been raised that youth in rural Ottawa are facing a serious gap in accessible and consistent mental health support, education and service. In order to address these issues, a group of rural Ottawa youth serving agencies are undertaking a Collective Impact project. This group is the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective.

The Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective is currently comprised of:

  • Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA); backbone organization
  • Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA)
  • Richmond Youth Centre
  • Youth with Lived Experience
  • Youth Net; CHEO
  • YouthREX
  • Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child
  • and Youth Mental Health
  • Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee
  • Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative (OCYI)
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • City of Ottawa; Rural Affairs
  • United Way Ottawa
  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC)
  • Nepean, Rideau, Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC)
  • South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre
  • Community Development Framework

The current phase of the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective is being funded by Innoweave. O-YA also received funding from the City of Ottawa’s Rural Community Building Grant to help with the Osgoode Ward Community Needs Assessment.