The City of Hamilton values its youth and the strong voice they bring to important issues impacting the city.
Through our conversations with youth in Hamilton, employment was identified as a key priority. We would like to hear directly from our youth in Hamilton about what their experience has been with navigating job and career opportunities in the city. To do this, we have developed a survey, in collaboration with our youth team. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will help to create employment initiatives for youth age 14 to 29.
For the first time in Hamilton’s History, Young people are beginning to out- number other demographics. At 28% of the population, Millennials now outnumber Baby boomers in Hamilton. (Social Planning and Research Council, Vital Signs, 2016)
Young people play a crucial role in city building. As a city, it is our role to capture the voices of youth to keep the city moving forward with fresh ideas, and new perspectives. While young people bring many benefits, they are at a time in their lives where they experience many barriers and challenges. It is our role as a city to create a positive, and supportive community which benefits us all.
How will this happen?
The project will roll out in 3 phases over the course of 2018. The 3 phases for the project are:
“Our city needs the perspective of youth. Their drive, passion, creativity and desire for innovation will move Hamilton forward” Youth Engager – Xperience Annex
View All Three Stages
Stage 1: Planning
November 2017 to February 2018
Determine Partners and Stakeholders
Create Project Website and Social Media
Stage 2: Engaging the Community
March to September 2018
Launch Youth Steering Committee
Large and Small workshops with agencies and youth
Online engagement opportunities through website and on Instagram
Showcasing great stories
Stage 3: Creating the Report
October 2018 to March 2020
Analyzing data with youth steering committee members
Input and Feedback into draft
Final presentation to council
Learn more about programs, services, and resources that help support them.