The goal of the Halton Youth Initiative (HYI) was to elevate youth voice and empower youth to have a positive impact in the communities of North Oakville, Acton, Aldershot, and Milton. The project was youth-led, with young people identifying local issues and strategies for possible solutions. Activities were grounded in an asset-building approach and focused on relationship building. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the initiative brought youth and adults together to form developmental relationships in the four communities. The project started in 2019 and was completed on December 31, 2021, having influenced and empowered 57,420 young people.
If you are a community partner and wish to learn more about the Halton Youth Initiative project, visit www.haltonyouth.com or contact Chris Hartley, Chris@ourkidsnetwork.ca