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Youth Voices Matter Community Initiative

In early 2015, the North Oakville neighbourhood was identified as a vulnerable neighbourhood but with great opportunities to support youth.  Some concerns about the community included high social risk index, high bullying and low social cohesion, high interaction between youth and police, high number of CAS calls, and high referrals for mental health. 

The Oakville YMCA and Halton Region have identified this neighbourhood as high needs and are focussing planning and effort to address concerns and the municipal government has identified development opportunities. Professionals who work with youth are community-minded, and the neighbourhood has representation by both school boards.