Don't miss Swirl and Twirl - an evening of fun, supporting organizations like YSB!

Swirl & Twirl is an evening fundraising event featuring wine, beer and food tastings, entertainment, and a silent auction in support of Ottawa-Gatineau queer community not-for-profit organizations. This year, YSB has been selected as a beneficiary of the event.

Tickets purchased in support of YSB (either in person or online) will support life-changing youth programs and services that have benefitted thousands of young people in our community. Tickets are only $30 and include your food and wine tasting tickets!

You can purchase tickets reserving them by email with Savanna of the YSB Foundation (sschiavo@ysb.ca) or by purchasing them online at www.swirlandtwirl.ca. Enter the code 'YSB' in the box just above the “Add to Cart” button to support YSB, and you'll be directed to an online purchasing system through PayPal. You can select how many tickets you wish to purchase and their preferred method of payment.


Moms for Mental Health: A Speakers' Series about Youth Mental Health

Parenting can be tough, and we all need some extra support sometimes. Moms for Mental Health is an ongoing speakers' series designed to provide practical advice for parents and caregivers. If you would like to learn more about our next Moms for Mental Health event, please contact Beth Evans at 613-729-0577 x1240 or bevans@ysb.ca.

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.