Youth Advisory Council

The OSEG Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) serves to provide a voice and platform to the youth in Ottawa who can directly impact the opportunities available for their community. Through these direct youth voices, the OSEG Foundation will obtain a deeper understanding of issues and opportunities that will serve to inform and facilitate greater support for youth in the community. Together, with our coaches and players from the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa 67's, youth that are a part of the OSEG Foundation Youth Advisory Council have the unique opportunity to connect with the organization and various departments to provide insights, help make OSEG more youth-friendly, and allow greater involvement by youth in Ottawa.
Youth Advisory Council

Join the OSEG Foundation Youth Advisory Council!

Are you between the ages of 14 – 18 and looking to make a difference in your community?
Do you want to make a positive impact on the opportunities that are available for other youth like you?
Do you have good knowledge of what youth in your community need?
Do you want to grow your professional and personal skills?


✓ Council members meet regularly and work together to establish a vision and create a plan to achieve their goals for the community;
✓ Members identify and explore ideas and share knowledge on important matters affecting youth and their families;
✓ Members act as advocates for youth in Ottawa, informing the Council of new initiatives and opportunities;
✓ Council members plan, support, and lead events and initiatives that align with the OSEG Foundation mandate.

✓ Make new friends, develop networks within your community, and create connections among the organization and partners;
✓ Opportunities to connect and learn from Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa 67’s athletes, coaching, and front office staff;
✓ Develop your professional portfolio and resume, and enhance personal skills;
✓ Fun experience with free food, swag, and more!

✓ If being a part of the OSEG Foundation Youth Advisory Council interests and excites you, OR if you know a youth who may be a good fit, get in touch with our team at [email protected]


December 4, 2023



Applications Open

January 19, 2024



Applications Close

February 29, 2024



First Meeting

Need more info?
contact us

For more information, please contact Kim McLean, Senior Manager – Community Impact and Engagement at [email protected]