DILA’s MANDATE 

DILA stands for Day of Information for a Lifetime of Action.

Our mandate is to support youth in taking action on community and/or societal issues that are relevant to them.

We are a program of Youth Ottawa consisting of three core elements:

The DILA Program, consisting of an eight-visit program to help youth identify issues of civic importance and develop and effectuate Action Plans which will create solutions to these issues.DSC_0066

The DILA Conference, which runs every October and brings together youth and community organizations for workshops on social and environmental issues.  We ran our tenth DILA Conference in October, 2015.

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The DILA Youth Action Showcase, which brings youth to City Hall every Spring to meet with community leaders, demonstrate their actions, and advocate for the issues which matter to them.

Lobbying Mayor Jim Watson to reverse recent cuts to social services, because this forced organizations who work to help persons experiencing homelessness to cut outreach services.  Without outreach workers building trust with persons who are experiencing homeless, however, fewer and fewer people will be connected with existing services.

Lobbying Mayor Jim Watson to reverse recent cuts to social services, because this forced organizations who work to help persons experiencing homelessness to cut outreach services. Without outreach workers building trust with persons who are experiencing homeless, however, fewer and fewer people will be connected with existing services.