Youth Engagement Strategy


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The Municipality of South Huron has partnered with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) on a special project to engage youth (15-29) in conversations about the future of our communities. Using a grant from ROI, South Huron has hired a Youth Engagement Strategist for the summer to lead a four month project (May - August, 2019) with three objectives:

  • Develop a youth engagement strategy for the Municipality of South Huron;
  • Build civic engagement and leadership among youth, and increase community capacity for future youth engagement;
  • Produce a report detailing the youth engagement strategy with reflections on lessons learned and promising practices.

This work will generate opportunities to make South Huron even more appealing to youth as a place to live, work and play, which will ultimately assist in recruiting and retaining them in our communities. We're calling this project Thrive South Huron.

Your input is important!

Are you between the ages of 15 and 29 years of age and want to effect a positive change in South Huron? Then we want to hear from you!

Our formal survey has ended, however, we are always open to receiving your input. 

You can also join the conversation by following @southhuron on Facebook, Twitter, and brand new Instagram account that we're piloting as part of this project. Join the conversation #southhuronyouth.

If you have ideas on how to connect with youth then please contact us anytime!

What is the Rural Ontario Institute?

The Rural Ontario Institute is a non-profit organization based in Guelph, Ontario with a mission to develop leaders and facilitate collaboration on issues facing rural and northern Ontario. With funding provided by the Province of Ontario, ROI launched the The Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies Project to support ten (10) communities to hire an intern, develop and implement youth engagement strategies, and actively provide a voice for local youth in the ongoing development of their communities. Of 35 applicants, South Huron was one of the successful communities to receive a grant!

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