SIGNATURE PROGRAMS


SIGNATURE PROGRAMS


THE OSEG FOUNDATION is committed to building stronger and healthier communities by leveraging the power of sports to improve the lives of children and youth.

THE OSEG FOUNDATION is committed to building stronger and healthier communities by leveraging the power of sports to improve the lives of children and youth.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OTTAWA


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The OSEG Foundation is proud to announce that it is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International and the first charitable foundation in Canada to bring the Girls on the Run program to its local community.

In alignment with the OSEG Foundation’s mission, Girls on the Run is committed to the development of important life skills through participation in sport, augmented by an evidence-based curriculum that helps girls manage emotions, resolve conflicts, and make good decisions. Girls on the Run is a physical activity, positive youth development-based program that creatively integrates running and serves girls between grades 3-8.

IMPACT


Youth involved in Girls on the Run improve:

The OSEG Foundation is proud to announce that it is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International and the first charitable foundation in Canada to bring the Girls on the Run program to its local community.

In alignment with the OSEG Foundation’s mission, Girls on the Run is committed to the development of important life skills through participation in sport, augmented by an evidence-based curriculum that helps girls manage emotions, resolve conflicts, and make good decisions. Girls on the Run is a physical activity, positive youth development-based program that creatively integrates running and serves girls between grades 3-8.

IMPACT


Youth involved in Girls on the Run improve:

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Critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others, or making intentional decisions

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Confidence, caring, competence, character development, or connection to others

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Physical activity levels

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Critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others, or making intentional decisions

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Confidence, caring, competence, character development, or connection to others

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Physical activity levels

COMMUNITIES


Since the Fall of 2021, the OSEG Foundation has held the Girls on the Run Ottawa Program at the following locations:

COMMUNITIES


Since the Fall of 2021, the OSEG Foundation has held the Girls on the Run Ottawa Program at the following locations:

Bayshore Public School

Blossom Park Public School

Charles H. Hulse Public School

Confederation Court Community House

Hawthorne Public School

Russell Heights Community House

Bayshore Public School

Blossom Park Public School

Charles H. Hulse Public School

Confederation Court Community House

Hawthorne Public School

Russell Heights Community House

GET INVOLVED


We are always looking for more volunteers and communities to get involved in Girls on the Run Ottawa! Learn more.

 

GET INVOLVED


We are always looking for more volunteers and communities to get involved in Girls on the Run Ottawa! Learn more.

 

GIRLS ON THE RUN SPONSORS


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National Sponsor

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Founding Sponsor

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Official Sponsor

REDBLACKS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM


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The REDBLACKS Mentorship program aims to help at-risk youth from vulnerable communities with high rates of failure to graduate (42% at program inception) and high rates of poverty (31% vs 13% overall in Ottawa) by connecting youth to Ottawa REDBLACKS players who will act as athlete mentors and role models to inspire the youth to pursue their dreams. Many of the Ottawa REDBLACKS players attribute their own personal and professional success to coaches and mentors they’ve had along the way and are looking to “pay it forward” to the next generation.

Youth participating in the program are of diverse ethnicities between the ages of 14-18, living in low-income communities in complex family structures, who have experienced racism and discrimination. Youth will benefit from mentoring relationships with Ottawa REDBLACKS players who share lived experience, can promote a strong cultural identity, and provide encouragement, support, guidance, and strategies for the youth to reach their fullest potential.

IMPACT


Youth involved in the REDBLACKS Mentorship Program:

The REDBLACKS Mentorship program aims to help at-risk youth from vulnerable communities with high rates of failure to graduate (42% at program inception) and high rates of poverty (31% vs 13% overall in Ottawa) by connecting youth to Ottawa REDBLACKS players who will act as athlete mentors and role models to inspire the youth to pursue their dreams. Many of the Ottawa REDBLACKS players attribute their own personal and professional success to coaches and mentors they’ve had along the way and are looking to “pay it forward” to the next generation.

Youth participating in the program are of diverse ethnicities between the ages of 14-18, living in low-income communities in complex family structures, who have experienced racism and discrimination. Youth will benefit from mentoring relationships with Ottawa REDBLACKS players who share lived experience, can promote a strong cultural identity, and provide encouragement, support, guidance, and strategies for the youth to reach their fullest potential.

IMPACT


Youth involved in the REDBLACKS Mentorship Program:

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Reduce involvement in risky behaviour

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Increase sense of belonging and cultural identity

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Increase confidence and self-esteem

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Improve academic success

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Increase employment seeking skills and networking opportunities

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Reduce involvement in risky behaviour

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Increase sense of belonging and cultural identity

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Increase confidence and self-esteem

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Improve academic success

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Increase employment seeking skills and networking opportunities

REDBLACKS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM SPONSORS


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NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT US


For more information about our Signature Programs and how to get involved, please contact Kim McLean, Senior Manager – Community Impact and Engagement at kmclean@oseg.ca

NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT US


For more information about our Signature Programs and how to get involved, please contact Kim McLean, Senior Manager – Community Impact and Engagement at kmclean@oseg.ca