YSB supports Ottawa’s youth and families in the challenges they face every day. Our accessible services build a brighter future for tens of thousands of young people who are in crisis, struggling with mental health issues, at risk and living in poverty. We are there for any young person who reaches out to find support, a respectful listener or a safe place.
The CHEO Foundation raises funds to support the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, a health care centre dedicated to providing comprehensive care to children and youth in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Foundation also gives funding to the CHEO Research Institute where vital pediatric research projects are conducted. One such area of research is the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) which provides national leadership and research excellence for the prevention and treatment of obesity in children and youth.
Bruyère Continuing Care is the champion and well-being for aging Canadians and those requiring Continuing Care, helping them become and remain as healthy and independent as possible through innovative and compassionate care, research, education and advocacy. Bruyère Continuing Care is an essential part of the continuum of health care in our community. It compliments the services provided by acute care facilities and other health care service providers, and helps ensure patients and residents experience positive transitions from one type of care to another and, whenever possible, back into the community.
ArtsSmarts creates dynamic learning environments that stimulate student success. In some 300 classrooms every year, over 20,000 students improve their learning engagement through our arts-infused, inquiry based approach. The immediate results are better attendance, fewer behavioural issues and lower dropout rates. Our goal is to enable young citizens to make life-long, positive contributions to a changing 21st society.
Working in partnership with MASC, ArtsSmarts has been experienced by children and youth in classrooms across the National Capital Region since 1998.
The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) rescues and cares for 11,000 neglected, abused, stray and homeless animals every year. Our goal is to be a leader in the humane treatment of animals, by providing immediate care to the animals of today, and creating a brighter future for the animals of tomorrow. We also work in the community by teaching children responsibility, compassion and respect for animals, working with at-risk populations to empower self-esteem and promote the human-animal bond, and by making animal visits possible for those in our community who might not have access otherwise.
Mental illnesses represent the leading causes of disabilities worldwide yet Canada spends less than 5% on mental health research.
The U of O Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) at The Royal is one of Canada's leading mental health research centres. In strong partnership with the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, the IMHR strives to continuously improve mental health and well-being through leadership, collaborative discoveries and innovation in research, patient care and education. The IMHR's neuron to neighborhood approach examines mental illness on a continuum that spans basic biology to the level of the community itself.
The IMHR's #1 objective is to establish a world-class Centre for Depression Research. Support from the Dragonboat Foundation will help advance discoveries leading to faster and more effective diagnoses and treatments impacting hopeful recoveries and a future of significantly reduced deaths by suicide.
The Debra Dynes Family House is committed to improving the quality of life for multiculturally diverse families, children and youth who are low income and working poor, through a range of services and programs that are community driven and meet their needs. Each day approx 150 people access the Family House.There are approximately 800 people in the immediate community of Debra Dynes, 500 of them are children and youth.