Michelle Wilson

The Big Jump Storytelling Stage will be designed by Michelle Wilson, Realtor with Royal LePage Team Realty.  With professional experience in luxury sales, design and property styling in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, Michelle has a known track record for delivering exceptional results. We are thrilled to be working together.  Michelle has a knack for being able to highlight the best features in any room, ultimately creating meaningful spaces that inspire.  Come visit our storytellers everyday from May 19-23 at LeBreton Flats Park and see how your stage can be set.

Black Squirrel Books

The Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse is so excited to be working with Black Squirrel Books in 2022, a true treasure for book enthusiasts in Ottawa. Black Squirrel Books owner, Vaughn MacDonald, is bringing the store’s laid back style to the theatre by designing the set for our production of The Libravian at the Courtroom in Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue). May 19-23, before and after show times, the set will also become a pop up book store where you can browse amongst the stacks and choose some titles to take home.  Exact shopping hours will be posted here closer to the Festival dates.  And be sure to visit them at 1073 Bank St. (613-422-9050).

TYA Creator Incubator

Accepting Applications


The TYA Creator Incubator is a group of artists who come together to think, re-think and generate processes around making theatre for young people. We want to establish an incubator of professional local artists working in performance creation and facilitate conversations and shared learning.

We will then put those ideas into practice by making and performing short performance pieces for the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse in May 2023. The short pieces are also potential drafts for longer performances, kickstarting a culture of creating local innovative work, and an eventual pipeline for local programming for the Festival mainstage.

This program will support Ottawa-Gatineau area creators in risk-taking and experimentation to foster a culture of creative local innovative work for young people.

  • learn about Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)
  • grow your existing live-art practice
  • make new work for the Festival
  • paid opportunity working in a supported environment

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (Deadline is April 22nd at midnight.) (Available in English only.)

Questions? Email the co-facilitators Emily Pearlman and Drea at

It’s Like…

A group of Canadian artists worked virtually with Ottawa area students to create individual performances based on the children’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.