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.

RESOURCES

Guide du perçage sécuritaire

Année de publication : 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 help reduce the risks of trasmitting HIV and Hep C.

Safer Stick and Poke Guide

Année de publication : 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 tools and information to be safer if you decide to do a stick'n...