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After an Exciting OYW 2016, Ottawa Passes the Baton
After an Exciting OYW 2016, Ottawa Passes the Baton
October 5
The much anticipated One Young World (OYW) Summit in Ottawa officially closed at the Shaw Centre on the evening of Oct. 1.At the official Closing Ceremony, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson wished about 1,300 delegates from 196 countries a safe trip home. “We hope you go home from Ottawa with lasting memories and friendships,” Mayor Watson said. But though he wished delegates farewell, Mayor Watson invited everyone to come back to…
One Young World Kicks Off in Ottawa!
One Young World Kicks Off in Ottawa!
September 29
It’s been three long years in the making, but the 2016 One Young World Summit finally opened in Ottawa last night, sending another wave of positive change rolling across the world. Set against the stunning backdrop of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and the iconic Peace Tower, UK-based charity organisation One Young World along with Ottawa Tourism, the City of Ottawa and many other supporters, welcomed about 1,300 delegates from 196…
Our Time is HERE!
Our Time is HERE!
September 27
Yes …. It’s finally here … The moment has arrived and with less than one day to go, the #OYWOttawa Team has stepped into overdrive!By now, many of the delegates have arrived in our beautiful city. Tonight, hundreds of global leaders will join Ottawa residents in the pre-summit Home Run, a 5K fun run organized in collaboration with One Young World to raise awareness and support for refugees and stateless…
#SeeYouInOttawa
#SeeYouInOttawa
August 30
What do you get when you put 10 photographers, more than 20 writers and a few videographers, all millennials, into one room?  Wing’d!This group of young entrepreneurs can’t wait to show you what Ottawa has to offer.  Ready to de-bunk the “Ottawa is boring” cliché, they explore Ottawa from a street view perspective, delving into the spectacular as well as the everyday.In 2013, Wing’d began as a blog platform to…
Carleton University’s Ojigkwanong Centre: A Second Home
Carleton University’s Ojigkwanong Centre: A Second Home
July 19
Carleton University’s Aboriginal student lounge is called, ‘Ojigkwanong.’ The word Ojigkwanong means “Morning Star” in Algonquin. The name fits right in with the mission of the centre itself, which is to create a feeling of home and community on campus for Carleton’s Aboriginal students and faculty. The space was a project put forward by Carleton’s Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE). It was named in 2013 after a group…
Footsteps and storytelling: Discover Ottawa’s past on an Indigenous walk...
Footsteps and storytelling: Discover Ottawa’s past on an Indigenous walk...
June 22
As Community Coordinator at [email protected] at Carleton University, one of the perks of my job is getting the opportunity to meet amazing people doing truly amazing things in our city! Even though I have lived here for a good part of my 28 years, I am always finding out about a hidden gem in our capital. When I first got involved in One Young World, I could feel the energy…
Generation Inspiration - #OYWOttawa Effect
Generation Inspiration - #OYWOttawa Effect
May 25
I am a baby BOOMER. In fact, I relate so profoundly with being a boomer that I started my own blog ottawaboomers.com. You see, even though the boomer generation is ageing, we are also the generation that believed in change … in a cultural revolution … in making the world a better place. After reading a Time Magazine article on boomers and isolation, it got me thinking. A recent study by…
People of Ottawa # OYW Blog Series
People of Ottawa # OYW Blog Series
May 20
We invite our One Young World Summit guests to get to know us. The People of Ottawa is what makes us so special! Follow our contributors as they explore young entrepreneurs and social changers in our community. From the Ground Up with Sam Sprouts Inspiration comes in many forms. Something as simple and small as a sprout can motivate poets to write multiple sonnets about the beauty of growth or…
Some Sage Advice from Past One Young World Ambassadors
Some Sage Advice from Past One Young World Ambassadors
May 12
Networking, Speaking, and Expectations at One Young WorldAs a Global Shaper, One Young World Ambassador and Global Dignity Country Chair, Ashleigh Rolle has learned a great deal in her travels. Being a Bahamian native, Ashleigh found herself immersed in her country's politics and finance; she spent her summers working closely with the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, the Ministry of Youth, the Ministry of Education and the distinguished Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
What can you expect of Ottawa as this year's Host...
What can you expect of Ottawa as this year's Host...
May 6
Hi there. Katie here.I’m writing to you today to let you know a couple of things:What being a One Young World ambassador has done for me personally;To tell you a bit more about my hometown, Ottawa, and why you should be extra excited to come here for the 2016 summit.I figured I would approach this blog by writing as though I was talking to a friend. Because, really – that’s…
Welcome OYW to a Diverse and Multicultural Canada
Welcome OYW to a Diverse and Multicultural Canada
April 22
To be a Canadian citizen is an honour and a pleasure. I am very thankful to have an opportunity to be a part of one of the most multicultural societies in the world, and I am even more proud when I see our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcome new refugees from Syria. Those actions show the world how generous and caring we are and I would like to take this…