Professionals Delivering Programs for Youth
Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in this community. More than 350 caring professionals work from 20 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at‑risk youth and their families.
YSB is a registered charity (#10822 8545 RR0001). We receive funding from the Province of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, the United Way, and generous private donors. In 2010, our annual operating budget was over $24 million. Extremely efficient, we spend just 9.5% of our budget on administration, leaving the remaining 90.5% for program delivery.
Our Strategic Priorities
The purpose of the YSB Strategic Plan is to provide a 3-year roadmap to strengthen our capacity as an exceptional leader and partner in responding to the needs of youth and families in our community. Click here to read the full document.
RESOURCES AND CAREERS
With more than 60 years of supporting youth in the Ottawa area, YSB is valued for its expertise in the areas of homelessness, housing, mental health, youth justice, employment, health, diversity, and youth engagement.
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At YSB we offer you the opportunity to play a meaningful role in creating lasting, positive change in young people’s lives, as well in the lives of their families and communities.
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Our Vision: IMPACT TOMORROW TODAY
We are committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental and accessible environment where individuals 12 years and older can pursue their life goals and be encouraged in making informed decisions.
YSB is a multi-service agency that provides services in French and English in employment, health and housing, mental health, youth engagement and youth justice. We work in partnership to develop, deliver and advocate for better conditions, services and opportunities for youth and families.
Through our services we:
- Value our clients’ strengths
- Believe in empowering youth and families
- Value diversity
- Believe in making our services accessible
- Value accountability for our clients & ourselves
- Believe in meaningful youth engagement as core to our practice
- Value the continuous review of the quality of our work
- Believe in collaboration
February 1, 2024
Retirement of YSB Ottawa CEO Larissa Silver
Yesterday YSB’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Tanya Gracie, shared that our CEO Larissa Silver has decided to retire. Larissa’s 10 years of dedicated service and leadership with YSB left an indelible mark on both our organization and on our community. Larissa’s approach to work was based on creating meaningful, positive impacts in peoples’ […]
November 13, 2023
YSB and CHEO announce new Vice-President, Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Care
YSB and CHEO announce new Vice-President, Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Care The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) and CHEO are excited to announce Dr. Joanne Bezzubetz will be joining the organizations on November 20 as Vice President, Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Care, a shared position between YSB and CHEO. YSB and CHEO share a common […]
August 30, 2023
YSB Foundation Newsletter 2023 – Edition 2
Click through to read our newsletter and learn more about YSB events, programming, staff and supporters
Board of Directors
YSB’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization. Its role is to articulate our mission, set our strategic direction, define our goals, and measure and report on our performance.
YSB Senior Management
- David Smith Treatment Centre
- Eastern Ontario Youth Justice Agency
- École Le Transit
- Équipe psychosociale pour enfants et adolescents
- Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
- Family Court Clinic
- Humane Society
- John Howard Society of Ottawa
- La Cité Collégiale
- Maison Fraternité
- McHugh School
- Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities
- Northern Lights CDA
- Ontario Works
- Ottawa Police Services
- Ottawa School Boards
- Conseil des écoles catholiques de langues française de Centre-Est
- Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
- Phoenix Centre for Children and Families
- Probation Services
- Radha Yoga
- Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
- Roberts Smart Centre
- Royal Ottawa Hospital
- St. Lawrence College
- Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
- Social Housing Registry – Ottawa Community Housing
- The Ottawa Food Bank
- University of Ottawa
- Vanier Community Health Centre
- Wabano Centre