Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, along with the generous contributions of private donors, YMCA Youth Engagement programs will continue to help you explore and tap into your potential — one step at a time.

Along the way, you’ll learn skills, share ideas, gain mentors, discover opportunities, and have plenty of fun.

Youth Leadership Programs

YMCA Youth Leadership Programs provide a safe place for youth to develop team work, communication, creativity, and gain a deeper understanding for the Oakville community. Participants will work together to create and implement community building opportunities with the support of their mentors, while having fun and gaining new friends.

Youth Governance and Advisory

The YMCA is committed to developing programming that is inspired by youth for youth. Our Young Leaders Initiative is a group of YMCA volunteers, ages 17-30, who have been working together since January 2015 to advise & develop programming for youth in Oakville. They have been the driving force behind our Youth Travel Exchange Program, our 2016 Annual General Meeting & Annual Report, our Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program, and much more.

For more information on current projects of our Young Leaders Initiative, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Katherine Dziedzic or Derek Banks.

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