The City continues to recognize the importance of retaining its youth population, and being recognized as a youth-friendly community.
A Youth Engagement Strategy is a coordinated approach to ensuring that local youth are engaged and participate in the community and have ownership in decisions that affect them. Meaningful youth engagement is crucial to sustaining a welcoming, resident focused, and socially sustainable city.
In 2017, the City started updating the existing youth strategy through a series of engagement activities that provided multiple channels for youth and youth serving organizations to inform the our Youth Engagement Strategy Framework. This document builds on that engagement process and captures research and analysis and will inform the implementation of the plan alongside Airdrie’s broad range of youth-serving agencies and organizations.
Here are a few goals outlined in the Youth Engagement Strategy Framework, organized to support four foundational pillars.
Airdrie YES Committee is community-driven and consists of dedicated stakeholders from various youth-serving groups and organizations.
The committee works to facilitate and guide the implementation of the Youth Strategy Framework. to identify many priority action items to help Airdrie become more youth-friendly.
Examples of actions items that have been implemented include:
To learn more on the strategy and committee, please .