The Ottawa Education Championship Team (OECT) is focused on making sure that our youth are successful at all levels of their education. We want young people to receive the necessary support to graduate from high school and be supported to pursue their post-secondary education, training and employment pathways.

In addition, the team implements and maintains a local community-based model with strong partnerships amongst the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, school boards, post-secondary institutions and employment and training agencies. Together we harness our superpowers to help our youth feel supported and confident in each phase of their education and career journey.

Be The Bold
Be the Bold means, the person you are calling is aware of the challenges youth in the extended care of the society face and will help you with future planning without you having to tell them your story.


Continuing your education:

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)Jacqueline Hertner613-744-2555 x  33229hertnj@ecolecatholique.caLead Social Worker
Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO)Mélissa-Anne Leduc613-742-8960Melissa-anne.leduc@cepeo.on.caLead Social Worker
Ottawa Carleton District School BoardEmily Locke613-596-8211 x  8131Emily.locke@ocdsb.caSupervisor of Social Work
Ottawa Catholic School BoardSharon Lerher613-224-4455 x 2128Sharon.lerher@ocsb.caChief Social Worker

Post-Secondary Studies

You are on the right path by choosing post-secondary education. This is a smart decision that will set you up for success in an increasingly competitive job market and allow you to explore who you are as a person.

Université D’OttawaSonia Cadieux613-562-5800scadieux@uottawa.caManager, Registrar’s Services
Carleton UniversityAndrew Mendes613-520-2600 x 1284andrewmendes@cunet.carleton.caDirector of Student Care & Support, Mental Health & Conduct
La Cité CollegialAlbert Kayumba613-742-2483 x 2853AKayum@lacitec.on.caAgent de liaison/ Recrutement et marketing
Algonquin CollegeMartha Marr613-304-9225marrm@algonquincollege.comProg. Mgr. Student Support Services

How Can You Afford Your Education?

There is access to hundreds of bursaries/scholarships:

Talk to your worker about bursaries offered by your CAS agency. If you do not have a worker, call CAS Ottawa Intake at (613) 747-7800 and ask to be connected to our Youth in Transitions Worker.


If you are considering apprentice, college or university, there are supports to help you on that journey. Be sure to have all your credits (please speak to your school guidance counselor) regarding school credits.

Mental Health and Well-Being

Staying healthy.

Liste de ressources en santé mentale pour les francophones: