Mission, Mandate & Values

Mission

The GRDO delivers affordable skill building programs for children and youth between ages 4 to 14 who have not had the benefit of participating in community recreation activities within the City of Ottawa due to any number of barriers, which may include: financial, cultural, or social. We target low-income communities, where the lack of money, community integration, equipment, and transportation is often the reason why children cannot participate in recreation programs.  We also create inclusive, accessible programming for children with special needs and language barriers. We provide mentorship and guidance in and outside of our programs to get children and youth on a healthy, safe, and productive path of personal success and community building.

Mandate

  • To  provide low cost recreation and skills building sports programs to children who  have not had the benefit of participating in community recreation activities due  to financial, cultural or social barriers.
  • To provide community engagement and volunteer opportunities for parents, community members, students, and youth.

Values

  • inclusivity
  • accessibility
  • respect
  • sportsmanship
  • leadership
  • diversity
  • community engagement