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Youth Services Bureau Downtown Services and Drop-In

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) provides life-changing services for youth and their families. Our services support young people and their families as they resolve complex issues.

YSB is one of the largest non-profit agencies serving youth in Ottawa and is a registered charity. It's highly trained staff members provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for youth where they are valued and engaged.

One of the many services provided at the YSB is Youth Engagement. Youth Advisory Committee's (YACS) and peer-to-peer services are created by youth and for youth, and each individual committee reflects a youth's community. These committee's aim to provide service, advocacy, and awareness to and for these communities, and focus on advocating and creating programs and services for youth living in Ottawa.

The Hep-C Youth Engagement Team focuses on the education of the harms of Hepatitis-C and the ways it is transferred. Using engaging means of outreach, this peer-to-peer education team educates youth on harm reduction. This includes how to keep themselves safe and healthy when engaging in activities that have the risk of Hapatitis-C transfer.


Publication date: 2016

This guide was created by the Hep C Youth Engagement Team at the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. This guide will give you tools and information to be safer if you decide to do self-piercing, and...

Publication date: 2016

This guide was created by the Hep C Youth Engagement Team at the Youth Services Bureau in Ottawa, given the ever increasingly popularity of stick'n poke tattoos. This guide will give you some...

Organization Details

Service area:

147 Besserer Street
K1N 6A7