Children, Youth, Young Adult and Family
Osgoode Community Needs Assessment

Dear community resident,

The Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) is undertaking a Community Needs Assessment for Osgoode Ward. Our concentration will be on children, youth, young adults and families. 

Why are we doing this? This Community Needs Assessment is part of a Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health project that a Collective of rural Ottawa organizations are working on. The Intended Impact of our project is a significant increase in mental health clinical supports, education / prevention skills and circle of care supports that are accessible and consistent in rural Ottawa. To learn more about this project, please visit: Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective

This is a huge undertaking and we need the support of the community to assist in this process. You can help by completing this online survey that should take no longer than 13 minutes.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. There is an option to Prefer Not to Answer.  

Your individual responses are confidential. At the end of the survey, you are welcome to voluntarily enter your e-mail into a draw for the chance to win a $50 Foodland Gift Card. The e-mails collected will only be used for the purpose of the draw and not for any marketing, fundraising or other purposes and will not be shared with any other organizations. 

Additionally, if you are interested in providing more insight into this Community Needs Assessment, we welcome you to connect with Nicole McKerracher via e-mail at or call 613-826-0726 to schedule an in-person interview.

Kind regards,
Nicole McKerracher, Executive Director, Osgoode Youth Association