Engage, participate, collaborate and succeed. Here you'll find links to Youth Advisory Groups, Volunteer Opportunities, Youth Strategies and Grants!
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!
Want to meet other teens and contribute to library services and programs? Join one of the Toronto Public Library teens youth advisory groups. New members are welcome year-round.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers with Cultural Events fill programming and community engagement roles.
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.
Volunteer with PFR and share your expertise, develop new skills, acquire new friendships and have fun!
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.
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.
Explore Spark Ontario to find other exciting volunteer opportunities.
Toronto City Planning's Youth Engagement Strategy is a framework that aims to mobilize young people 18-30 to become more engaged with city planning issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you part of a youth led-group working to bring attention to and address concerns about social and community issues? Laidlaw Foundation offers a number of funding opportunities.
ArtReach grants support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster engagement and provide high-quality arts opportunities for youth who are experiencing exclusion.