Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program - Application Deadline Jan 5, 2018
Is your community one which makes an investment in youth play? Do you want to make sure that youth have access to as many opportunities as possible? If so, then you will want to apply to be recognized as a Youth Friendly Community. The Program works to acknowledge the great work that some communities are doing in ensuring their youth (ages 13 - 19) have continuous access to a diversity of 'play' (play being anything a young person does in his/her free time which could include: sport, recreation, drama, dance, music, the arts, volunteerism, leadership development, service leadership and/or civic engagement).
This is a community application so work to get youth, service partners and the general public involved with the application process! These groups can help provide examples from places such as libraries, local businesses like bowling alleys or movie theatres, and even community groups like the Scouts and Cadets.
Youth also have the opportunity to participate in the application. Youth can share their opinions and feedback on programs, activities and services they enjoy and can also explain how Youth Friendly they feel their community is.