City seeks input from youth

Nov. 3, 2017/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is in the process of updating its current Youth Engagement Strategy to ensure the City is continuing to provide a safe and friendly community for youth. The City has commissioned MDB Insight to work collaboratively with City staff and the community to gain feedback on effective ways to engage Airdrie youth in the community.

Two surveys have been created to gather feedback from Airdrie youth ages 12 to 24. These surveys will build upon the Youth Needs Assessment that was carried out in 2016.

“Engaging Airdrie’s youth is critical to the work we do, as they offer a unique perspective on our city. The Youth Engagement Strategy ensures that these individuals, as well as youth serving community groups, play a significant role in shaping our community,” says Mayor Peter Brown.

“We encourage Airdrie’s youth to complete the survey by Nov. 18 to help us make informed decisions on how to best serve the youth in the City,” says Clay Aragon, Team Leader, Community Development and Social Planning. “The survey will help the City and our community organizations work together with youth in understanding their needs and developing programs to support young people in Airdrie.”

The survey is available in two versions and takes a few minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Survey one is for youth currently living in Airdrie; the other is for youth who have recently left Airdrie for work or school.

The update to the Youth Engagement Strategy began in October 2017 and is expected be complete in March 2018.

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Clay Aragon
Team Leader, Community Development and Social Planning
City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8457

 

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