Awards & Recognition
YouthREX Youth Sector Excellence Award (2016)
In October 2016, at their Annual Conference at York University in Toronto, O-YA was thrilled to be awarded the YouthREX 2016 Youth Sector Excellence Award! O-YA won for exemplifying a commitment to improving youth well being by engaging in an evaluation journey that is learning-focused, youth engaged and uses contextualized evaluation methods. Thank you YouthREX! We are honoured!
Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative; Engaged and Active Award (2015)
In November 2015, at the Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative's annual Growing Up Great Awards in Ottawa, O-YA was proud to congratulate Carley Scharf as winner of the Engaged & Active Award. Carley Scharf is O-YA's Program Coordinator. Awesome Carley!
CHEO's Growing Up Great Awards (2015)
O-YA was THRILLED in March of 2015 to win CHEO's Healthy Kids Community Program Award. CHEO CEO Alex Munter called the awards the 'Oscars of Child and Youth Programming' ... and O-YA won Best Picture! To be recognized by such a well respected organization like CHEO was truly an honour.
As published by CHEO: "Congratulations to the Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA), our Community Program winner at this year's Healthy Kids Awards! O-YA is a critical resource for rural youth who don't have many outlets for after-school programming. Thank you for the great work you do!"