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Youth Action Council


Want a great way to make friends, help members of the community, earn scholarships, become a leader and have fun
at the same time?


Join Ottawa’s Youth Action Council to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of others!


What is Youth Action Council?


Youth Action Council (YAC) is a volunteer organization that betters the community through youth-led service projects while empowering its members. YAC members strive to be respectful, responsible and mature. YAC started in 1999 as a way to provide youth leadership, organizational and life skills training, and opportunities to give back through community service. Students attend meetings twice a month to discuss, plan and reflect on service projects and what they are doing for the community. Students include youth from 6th through 12th grade. YAC received the Governor’s Points of Light Award in 2006.



What does YAC do?


YAC participates in a number of service projects throughout the year. They have worked with Hope House, Habitat for Humanity and Ottawa Retirement Village, just to name a few. YAC is also involved in all of the national days of service, including Make a Difference Day and Global Youth Service Day. YAC also has fundraisers to raise money for their various service projects.