Civic Youth Strategy


The Civic Youth Strategy was created in 2002 to give the youth of our community a chance to directly affect the decisions that matter to them the most and to give them a voice within the community and civic government.

The Civic Youth Strategy is not a project but an ongoing process and guideline for youth, staff, Council and community partners. The strategy is about changing the culture of municipal government, bringing about awareness of the positive contributions youth can make to their community, bringing a youth perspective to civic policy development and planning, and making municipal resources available to all youth. Achieving and maintaining these goals/vision requires a constant and persistent effort.

This Strategy won an award for Excellence for Innovation from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association in 2005.

It was updated and renewed for the period 2006–2010.