Focus on Youth

Focus on Youth is a partnership between the Ontario government, Federal Government, school boards, and local community agencies. The Focus on Youth Program provides job opportunities and leadership activities for up to 140 youth. 

The OCDSB hires students to help enhance each program. The students take part in leadership, mental health awareness and pre-employment training before working with the non-profit agencies. Student leaders have the opportunity to be mentored and gain valuable leadership experience. Students can also be hired by the OCDSB to help prepare schools for the upcoming school year. 

See the tabs below for more information about program goals, student qualifications, important information for community agencies and key dates.

Contact Information 
- Wendy Lamble, FOY Coordinator - - 613-978-7513
- Colin Anderson, System Principal of Safe Schools, 613-721-1820


Focus on Youth student employment applications will be accepted from March 8th-March 19th, 2021

Key Dates

March 8, 2021

Job application period opens

March 19, 2021

Job application period closes at midnight

March 22-24, 2021

Selected students will be contacted for an interview

March 25-April 1, 2021


To Be Determined

Virtual Orientation

To Be Determined

Leadership/Pre-employment/Mental Health Awareness training

July 2 -August 13, 2021

FOY placements

Contact Us

  • Focus on Youth

    133 Greenbank Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K2H6L3

2021 Focus on Youth Application Form

We will begin accepting applications on march 8, 2021

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