Youth

Get Involved

Engage, participate, collaborate and succeed. Here you'll find links to Youth Advisory Groups, Volunteer Opportunities, Youth Strategies and Grants! 

Youth Advisory Groups

TYC

Toronto Youth Cabinet

Interested in youth-led civic action? The TYC advocates for youth in partnership with various youth organizations across Toronto and promotes youth involvement in policy development. Become a member today!

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Youth Health Action Network

Calling all youth ages 16-24 interested in exploring and taking action on current and emerging health issues. The Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) raises awareness and advocates for healthy public policy.

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Recreation Youth Advisory Councils

Did you know that many community centres have youth councils? Plan special events, advise community centres on youth recreation programs and lead community service work. Contact your Youth Outreach Worker to get connected.

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Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Community Panel

Help the TYES Community Panel as it guides the policies, outreach strategies, program development and evaluation of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy. Join the TorontoTYES Facebook group.

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Police Chief's Youth Advisory Committee

Become a member of the Chief's Youth Advisory Committee. Work with the Chief's Community Advisory Council to identify, prioritize and problem-solve policing issues. Assist with community relations, crime prevention, education, and strategic planning.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer for Live Green Toronto

Want to make Toronto a greener, more liveable City? Help Live Green Toronto spread the word about the 3R's, energy and water efficiency, sustainable transportation and other environmental issues.

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Volunteer at a long-term care home

Considering a career working with seniors? Get first-hand experience by volunteering. Options include visiting, activity programs, events and more.  Meet other student volunteers on the Youth Council and earn hours for school credit.

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Volunteer for museums

Volunteer with Toronto's Historic Sites in telling the stories of our great city.  Volunteers assist at a variety of special events, lead public tours and demonstrate heritage activities.

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Spark Ontario

Explore Spark Ontario to find other exciting volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteer Toronto

Volunteer Toronto is a charity that aims to build a caring and committed community of people who give their time towards building a healthy Toronto.

Youth Strategies

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Toronto Youth Equity Strategy

Learn about the City of Toronto's strategy to better serve youth who are most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime. Read about 110 TYES actions to increase resiliency and create supportive systems for youth ages 13-29.

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TYES II: Gender-Based Youth Violence Action Plan

A city that prevents, protects and serves youth impacted by gender-based violence through equitable access to City services. That is the vision of the Gender-Based Youth Violence Action Plan.

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Youth Recreation Engagement Strategy

The Youth Recreation Engagement Strategy is a plan to increase youth involvement in the City's recreation programming. Five principles anchor the strategy:

  • Sustained engagement
  • Building on existing strengths
  • Partnerships
  • Fostering youth leadership
  • Attracting new youth

Grants for Youth-Led Projects

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Identify n' Impact

Do you have an idea for improving your community? The INI fund promotes youth empowerment and community safety in the City of Toronto. Find out how you can turn your IDEAS into ACTIONS.

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Youth Opportunities Fund

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building support to community-based organizations and grassroots groups involved in youth engagement. Find out if you qualify.

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ArtReach

ArtReach grants support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster engagement and provide high-quality arts opportunities for youth who are experiencing exclusion.