Story of the Month

May 2017

A collage of youth week images featuring youth dancers, a youth artist and her paintings, and STOMP dance participants

Youth Week Toronto

Youth Week Toronto celebrates youth engagement and showcases the abilities and talents of youth in the areas of civic engagement, recreation, arts, and sports in diverse communities across Toronto. This is a Mayor proclaimed event whereby the Mayor of Toronto officially proclaims May 1st to 7th as Youth Week to be celebrated and recognized across the City.

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR) and Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) collaborated to create the vision and implementation of the City of Toronto's 1st Mayor Proclaimed Youth Week.

Youth Week May 2017 was recognized across the City through all of our Social Media platforms as well as through in person outreach and marketing. Events were marketed in all 44 wards, in newsletters to City Councillors, newspapers and through existing community and corporate partnerships. With over 9 events, Youth Week generated 5,694 visits with 1734 youth participants and 3920 youth in attendance. Events included live performances at the STOMP Urban Dance Competition, an art gala, sporting events, a film festival, career fares and breakfast with the City Manager. Youth were able to showcase their talent, sell their art work, network and get access to employment opportunities.

In our mission to recognize and celebrate youth, we also launched the first ever Youth Centre at Centennial RC West which is a space completely dedicated to youth.

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