Strategies & Actions

Youth Engagement Strategy

We want to hear from you!

The City of Hamilton is working on creating a Youth Strategy. The Youth Strategy will report back to Council on recommendations for enhancing youth engagement at the City. It will also identify the top five youth priorities for the City.

Have your voice heard and tell us what Hamilton is doing well for youth, not so well for youth, and your ideas to make the City of Hamilton more youth friendly?

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Youth Engagement

Project Background

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

Stage 1: Planning
November 2017 to February 2018

  • Project Plan
  • Determine Partners and Stakeholders
  • Create Project Website and Social Media
  • Determine committees

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
  • Determining recommendations
  • Input and Feedback into draft
  • Final presentation to council

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Youth Resources

Learn more about programs, services, and resources that help support them.

Learn more about our youth resources

Partner Resources

Find resources to help support young people in Hamilton.

Learn more about our partner resources

Youth Engagement Updates

Contact Us

Jesse Williamson
Project Manager, Strategic Youth Initiatives
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2599
Email: [email protected]

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