Jamie Hubley Scholarship for Mental Health

Applications for the Jamie Hubley Scholarship for Mental Health are now being accepted! 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 and loneliness -- and from the bullying that came with being the only openly gay teen in his Ottawa-area high school. 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. Download the application.
  2. 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. Download the application.

For eligibility criteria, please download the Jamie Hubley Scholarship for Mental Health Information Package. Applications are due March 31st, 2017.


Thank you for joining us for Moms for Mental Health! Check back soon for details on our next event.

YSB's SleepOUT for Youth

This year in Ottawa alone, more than 1,000 young people will spend the coldest, darkest, and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. On December 1st 2016, join the Youth Services Bureau (YSB), and hundreds of community leaders at TD Place Stadium, for YSB's SleepOUT for Youth. All funds raised from this incredible event will go to support life-changing programs and services for homeless  youth. Visit sleepout.ysb.ca to learn more.

Recent Grants & Funding:

RBC Foundation donates $49,000 to YSB's Wrap-Around Program

YSB's Wrap-Around program helps families struggling with multiple and significant barriers in their lives. With the support of generous funding from the RBC Foundation, YSB will be able to continue this critical program throughout 2017, providing more support to more families in the Ottawa area.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of the unveiling!

Jamie Hubley Scholarship for Mental Health

Congratulations to all those that have applied for this Scholarship! This year's award winners are Holly Smith and Athourina Dawood. Congratulations!

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is North America's largest dragon boating event with over 200 teams in corporate, community and competitive categories. The festival offers free admission to multiple stages with world class entertainment, amusement attractions, extreme sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach side bar, children’s area and races.

At YSB, we’re thrilled to have been selected as the top tier charity for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival! We thank the board, staff, volunteers and paddlers for partnering with us to help youth in our community build a brighter future.

Visit the Dragon Boat Festival site for more information. The 2017 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival takes place Thursday June 22nd to Sunday June 25th, 2017.