The Town of Aurora is a designated Youth Friendly Community

Image - logo of youth friendly community silver designationThe Town of Aurora continues to thrive as it is recognized with its latest achievement - Youth Friendly Community. Aurora is now hailed as a Silver Youth Friendly Community, joining an elite list of municipalities committed to serving its youth aged 13 to 19. The Youth Friendly Recognition Program works to acknowledge the great work that some communities are doing in ensuring their youth have continuous access to a diversity of 'play'. Thanks to the support of our local, youth-serving, organizations, the Town was able to submit a successful application and receive the award.

For more information, please call Julie Stephenson, Youth Programmer at 905-727-3123 ext. 3128 or email

Youth Engagement Committee (Y.E.C.)

Youth Engagement Committee (Y.E.C.)

Aurora's Youth Engagement Committee is officially in session for the 2016/2017 season. Thanks to the overwhelming interest from Youth in Aurora, we were able to select our members from over 20 eligible candidates.  

The Youth Engagement Committee meets bi-weekly to weigh-in on community issues, promote community services, and host community events/fundraisers. This year, the group took on 9 new members of young community activists that are keen to be a voice for Youth interests. Some of the ways the Y.E.C. has contributed to the community are;

  • Engaging youth within the community
  • Encouraging active participation at Youth Centre
  • Serving as a liaison between youth in the community and Town staff
  • Exploring potential sponsorship opportunities
  • Assisting in developing programs, services and special events for youth
  • Consulting on the development and design of the Aurora Youth Centre
  • Assisting in the 2016 Youth Friendly Communities application which earned a Silver designation
  • Promoting youth events and opportunities in the community
  • Consulting and participating in the first annual Junior Chef Competition on Family Day

Recruitment for the 2017/2018 season will open on May 1, 2017. For more information or to bring something forward to the Y.E.C., please call Julie Stephenson, Youth Programmer at 905-727-3123 ext. 3128 or email

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