What We Do
We Support Children and Youth to Reach Their Full Potential
What We Do
We offer safe, fun, no-cost Christian Day Camps to children aged 5-14 living in Ottawa Community Housing neighborhoods
Our goal is growth in spiritual awareness, academic achievement, respect for self and others.
We invest in young leaders aged 15-19 as they are trained to lead, coached to serve, and required to try their best.
Our goal is discipleship and holistic maturity.
We multiply impact as young adults aged 20-24 stay connected through 2-way mentorship. We support their launch into the world and encourage them to mentor others.
Our goal is strong foundations in church connection, post-secondary education, career path and community leadership.
We establish positive relationships with families, supporting them in their desire to see their children and youth develop into servant leaders and grow in their faith.
Our goal is supportive relationships with family now and into the future.
We develop strong relationships with other agencies and organizations currently working in Ottawa Community Housing neighborhoods.
Our goal is strong communities as we work together to support children and youth.
We grow and develop our ministry programs to support children and youth as they mature into leaders.
Our goal is long term development of their gifts over a span of 20 years (age 5-24).
Join our UrbanPromise family and commit to supporting the work we do by financially contributing to the ministry for children and youth aged 5-24. Your special gift or monthly pledge will help children grow in areas of spiritual awareness, academic achievement, respect for self and others.
Our Programs & Communities
Camp Peace is a Christian Day Camp Program for children aged 5-14.
UrbanPromise Ottawa will work exclusively in Ottawa Community Housing neighborhoods supporting families living on a fixed or low income with ministry programming and services to support their desire to raise Christian leaders from within their home community.
Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCH houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa and second-largest in Ontario.
MISSION & VISION
Is to raise generations of young leaders from Ottawa Community Housing who reflect Christ in their lives and to their communities.
is to Reach Children (age 5-14) with the love of Jesus, and Raise them into Leaders (age 15-19) who Restore their Community (age 20-24).
— REACH A CHILD
— RAISE A LEADER
— RESTORE COMMUNITY
“Don’t let anyone look down on our because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity” – 1 Timothy 4:12
When we decide to look for assets rather than needs, the implications are illuminating. Rather than looking at a neighbourhood’s needs and problems, what if we instead look for the gifts and strengths of people and the places where they reside?”
Tim Sorens, “Everywhere You Look. Discovering The Church Right Where You Are”
Meet a few of the Youth StreetLeaders from Toronto Community Housing and learn more about the ministry of UrbanPromise Toronto.
Watch Damilola’s story as she was a child in UPT programs, became a leader, and is now restoring her community and beyond.
We met Ayesha when she was a cheeky 8 year old in After School Program. She now works as a full time staff with us and comes with a beautiful and inspiring story.
Enoch is a young man who is breaking stereotypes, defying odds, and working to restore his community. All as a response to what God has done in his life.