About - Ten Oaks Project

About Ten Oaks

The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable organization working to help children, youth and families from 2SLGBTQ+ (two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) communities thrive.

Based in Ottawa, the Ten Oaks Project was founded in 2004 and offers affirming and life changing camp and local programs for children, youth and families.

We are guided by five core values:

  • Empowerment through play
  • Learning by doing
  • Social justice
  • Collaboration and innovation
  • People

We offer annual camp programs to children and youth: Camp Ten Oaks (ages 8-17) and Camp Lifting Leaves (ages 8-21).  We also offer a series of workshops for summer camp providers to help them build capacity to welcome campers from 2SLGBTQ+ communities.


The Ten Oaks Project operates in accordance with its Bylaws.

Strategic Plan

Our work is guided by our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.