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Input on Youth Advisory Council Toolkit Requested

by Marion on June 14th, 2016
Hello Sprynters:

While this is an Ontario-based project, input is appreciated from across the country….

Parks and Recreation Ontario is seeking your input on a survey about Youth Advisory Councils. The survey deadline is Friday, March 4 and respondents will receive an electronic copy of the resulting toolkit.

In January 2016, Parks and Recreation Ontario, on behalf of Play Works, was awarded a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation project to support youth engagement initiatives in small and rural communities, with the intent of helping youth take on leadership roles in their communities.

One of the primary goals of the project is to support the development of 15 new Youth Advisory Councils across Ontario over the next three years.  It has been identified that communities with a formal Youth Advisory Council or Committee are more likely to have a commitment to play, as well as having youth who feel connected and valued in their communities.

In the first year of the project, we will be developing a Youth Advisory Council Toolkit.  This resource is being written to provide essential tools, tips and resources for both new and existing councils.

To assist us in this endeavor, we are asking you to take part in a short survey which will provide us with valuable information on the current status of Youth Advisory Councils as well as the what information should be included in the Toolkit for both new and existing Youth Advisory Councils.  This survey is ntended for both communities with or without a Youth Advisory Council. 

To complete the survey, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBNJVYM. For communities with a Youth Advisory Council, please allow approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey. For those without a Youth Advisory Council, the survey will take less than five minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.  The deadline for response is Friday, March 4. Respondents will receive an electronic copy of the toolkit. Delivery is expected in the fall of 2016.

Parks and Recreation Ontario
mprice@prontario.org
416-426-7065

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