Our crisis line is open 24/7 for anyone to call for help with any situation, emergency or not. Our live crisis chat is also available anytime.
Our service areas include Youth Engagement, Mental Health Services, Community & Housing Services, Employment Services, and Youth Justice Services throughout 21 locations across Ottawa.
We help 3,000 youth every month get from where they are to where they want to be. You can help get them there, too.
Visit our blog to read the latest news from YSB, including updates on events and programs.
We Can Help
Accessing our services:
You can reach our Head Office at 613-729-1000, our Mental Health Hub at 613-562-3004, Employment Services at 613-236-8244, Youth Justice at 613-738-2104, and Community Services at 613-241-7788. Please leave a voicemail if we don’t pick up right away.
To reach our Crisis Line call 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) or click here for our Online Crisis Chat.
YSB helps thousands of young people address what threatens their physical, sexual, mental, and social well-being. We offer youth programming in five main service areas across multiple locations throughout Ottawa.
January 6, 2023
YSB 2023 Winter Newsletter
Click through to read our winter newsletter and learn more about YSB events, programming, staff and supporters
November 1, 2022
It’s here! Let’s Stay Up Ottawa 2022!
The Youth Services Bureau Foundation’s signature event is here! Join us and be part of Stay Up Ottawa! Stay Up Ottawa is YSB’s annual citywide fundraising event to help house homeless youth. It takes place on November 25th, with a creative and fun virtual celebration with participants. Let’s Stay Up Ottawa! It’s a fun and […]
September 7, 2022
YSB Foundation Presents Room to Grow!
The YSB Foundation is proud to announce Room to Grow, our shelter room sponsorship campaign! Room to Grow is a fundraising initiative in support of the Youth Services Bureau’s (YSB) two downtown emergency shelters, running from September 7th to World Homelessness Day on October 10th. YSB’s Room to Grow shelter room sponsorship campaign is generously […]