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youturn believes that all vulnerable youth have the opportunity to succeed.


To provide evidence-informed, individualized services helping high-risk youth develop the skills to become strong participating members of the community.


youturn provides services in English and French to high-risk youth aged 12-24 and their families living in Ottawa and the counties of Stormont-Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), Renfrew, Prescott-Russell and are involved or at risk of becoming involved in the justice system.

Core Values

Professionalism & Respect

Committed to the highest standards of professionalism and mutual respect in our interactions with the youth we support, their families, and the community partners who have placed their trust in our services.

Acceptance & Flexibility

Resolved to embrace diversity, nurture an environment of inclusiveness and acceptance for all and champion, encourage and support innovative approaches to person-centred service delivery.


Value the skill sets and individual contributions of our staff. We support their advancement, in an atmosphere of collaboration, for the benefit of our youth and their families.

Cultural Competence

Committed to providing services that are responsive to the cultural, racial and ethnic differences of our youth, staff and community partners.


Committed to honesty and transparency and working to ensure trust by taking responsibility for our words and actions.