Youth Action Now: Paul Dewar’s community action initiative

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is pleased to host the Youth Action Now initiative, launched by Paul Dewar in June 2018.    


What does Youth Action Now do?

Youth Action Now brings together young people from diverse backgrounds to support their collective leadership and increase their impact in making positive change within their communities.

Youth Action Now works with young leaders to hone their skills, deepen their insight, expand their networks and build their confidence so they can model responsive, resilient leadership.


Join the launch:  Tuesday, June 19

Join Paul and his family for the launch of this initiative and meet others who are committed to unleashing the power of young people’s leadership.


Tuesday June 19

5:00 to 7:00

National Arts Centre, Ottawa


Find out More 

To learn more or get involved, please visit



You can make a donation to the Youth Action Now initiative through the SPC.

Donations can be made here or by mailing your cheque to the Social Planning Council, 150 Gloucester Street, Ottawa K2P 0A6. Please note Youth Action Now on your cheque.

Donations of more than $20 will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

Your contribution will support young people committed to making a real difference in our community.


"A better world is possible. I believe in the power of the next generation of change leaders to get us there. I want to do my part in unleashing that power."   - Paul Dewar