Brantford YOUth

Brantford is officially designated as a youth friendly city.

Memberships for YOUth

Learn more about memberships for YOUth that cost only $5 a year! Youth ages 11 to 17 will get access to drop-in's, lounges, gaming and more!

Programs for YOUth

Programs are available at the following locations throughout the year:

Empowering Youth Strategy

The Empowering Youth Strategy aims to ensure youth have opportunities to thrive in the City of Brantford.

The strategy was developed through extensive community engagement with local youth groups, youth advocates, and youth serving agencies. Through digital surveys, virtual discussion groups, and pop-up brainstorming sessions, three priority areas and twenty-two distinct actions were identified to guide the City of Brantford’s work to empower local youth and continue supporting a youth-friendly community. Over 1,300 local youth, parents/guardians, and youth serving agencies utilized these opportunities to share their voice and vision to inform the priorities and actions of the Empowering Youth Strategy.

To measure ongoing progress and success, the Empowering Youth Strategy commits to tracking and measuring the following metrics:

  • Increase the number of youth accessing community centres, recreational facilities, and outdoor amenities.
  • Increase the number of youth participating in community programs.
  • Increase the number of programs run in partnership with community agencies and grass-roots youth groups.
  • Increase the number of youth participating in leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Brantford Youth Council

We encourage you to come together and represent your peers to make Brantford a better place for youth to live. Gain leadership experience while having fun and meeting new people. This is a chance to be a part of the voice for Brantford's youth while enjoying the opportunity to actively organize and plan special events across the City.

Email us for more information. If you would like to join the Council, please fill out the Brantford Youth Council Application Form.

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