#TeenMatters Focus Group Series

The Town of Aurora would like to hear from teens ages 12 to 17! Whether you live, work and/or attend school in Aurora, we want to hear what you have to say about our community. Each session will address a different topic and participants are welcome to attend multiple sessions. Community service hours will be available for participants and light refreshments will be served at each session. Upcoming sessions include Employment & Life After High School, Health & Wellness, Accessibility & Transit, and The Youth Centre: 3 Years Later.

Upcoming Sessions
Thursday, July 19 - The Youth Centre: 3 Years Later

To register for a session or for more information, contact youth@aurora.ca

#TeenMatters Focus Group Series - Poster

National Youth Week   

The Town of Aurora is proud to celebrate National Youth Week from May 1 to May 7 annually. Youth are a vital part of each community and contribute meaningful experiences through their participation in a wide variety of programs. Whether it is recreation, arts, civic engagement, drama, dance, sport, volunteerism, or leadership, their contributions help shape our communities.

Throughout May 1 to May 7, we celebrate teens ages 12 to 17 by offering a schedule full of free programs, events, and opportunities. Past event and programs have included YNBA Basketball Tournament, Aurora Art Show & Sale, The Quizlympics, LEVEL Up Teen Life Fair, and free drop-ins! For more information or to get involved, please email youth@aurora.ca

A huge thank you to RBC Royal Bank, the exclusive sponsor for Youth Week 2018!

Aurora's Youth Innovation Fair

The Town of Aurora is proud to support youth innovation and community engagement through Aurora's Youth Innovation Fair. Open to students ages 12 to 17, the fair features a wide variety of innovative ideas and inventions created by youth. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to engage in innovation and share their ideas to tackle real-world issues.

Image of Youth Innovation Fair overhead viewTo participate, youth can submit their idea or invention and present to the community at an open fair in November. Community and industry judges will visit and review each participant's booth to select category winners for each age group. Categories include:
- Most Innovative
- Community Leadership
- Eco-Friendly

Students can participate in the following age groups:

  • Junior - Grades 6 to 8
  • Intermediate - Grades 9 to 10
  • Senior - Grades 11 to 12

Event dates and registration for 2018 will be released at the end of May. For more information, contact youth@aurora.ca

Aurora’s Teen Idol

Are you between the ages of 12 and 17 and a resident of Aurora? Then you could be Aurora’s next Teen Idol. The deadline to register is Friday, June 8. The form is available at www.aurora.ca/canadaday. This annual competition is a great opportunity for budding artists.

Image of Mayor and Teen Idol winner for 2017For the audition round, each participant will prepare one song which they will perform in front of three judges. They can choose any song of their choice. The auditions will be taking place in June of each year. When you register to participate, more details, including the audition location will be sent to you.

The judges will be choosing eight semi-finalists which will perform one more time on Canada Day in Lambert Willson Park. Not only will these eight semi-finalists get to perform on the Canada Day stage, but each semi-finalist will also be invited to perform the national anthem at the beginning of one of the Concerts in the Park during the summer.

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