The 20th Annual Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards

Date:  Monday June 5th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm Reception, 6:15pm Award Ceremony Starts

Location:  Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Since 1997, Youth Ottawa (formerly Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa) has been the proud host of the Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards. The Spirit Awards Night is an annual event that celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of youth who are making our community, and the world, a better place. We have the honour and privilege of sharing their incredible stories, passion and dedication with our guests, in hopes of inspiring others to step up and make a difference in their own communities. Awards are presented in seven categories to reflect many different areas of interest, and to promote a more positive image of youth within the community.

The Awards

The event itself is a complete celebration of young people. Our audience is introduced to an exceptional group of youth who encourage and motivate others, who demonstrate outstanding initiative and creativity, and who have overcome tremendous adversity through their passion for life. It is our hope to that by listening to their stories our guests will leave a little more inspired and a little more hopeful about the future we are all going to create. The evening also features talented performances by young singers, dancers and musicians from across the Ottawa region.


Here’s how you and your school or company can get involved!

  • Promote: Encourage your friends, family and contacts to get involved and to sign up for our newsletters. Spread the word by ordering a promotion package, including posters and postcards! Contact info@youthottawa.ca for information on in-kind advertising opportunities.
  • Nominate: Know an outstanding young person? Nominate them! Click here for more information.
  • Sponsor: The Spirit Awards would not be possible without the financial support of local businesses. This is your chance to show your support for Ottawa’s youth, to reach out to the youth demographic and to advertise to over 200 guests! Click here for more information.
  • Attend: There’s no better way to learn more about the Spirit Awards than to attend them! For more information please contact info@youthottawa.ca.