Whitby Youth Council
Whitby Youth Council consists of youth and adults interested in working together to address the needs of youth in the community. The four main priorities identified by the Youth Council are: Youth Events, Promotion of Youth Council and Events, Outreach Programming for Youth and Recruitment of new Volunteers for the Youth Council. Members of the Whitby Youth Council gain experience and opportunities in their community to use for future endeavors, while obtaining their Community Service Volunteer hours. » More
Town of Whitby Council has approved a Youth Strategy that will guide the Recreation and Leisure Services for the Whitby community from 2013 to 2018. After extensive community consultation and feedback from over 700 youth surveys, focus groups and stakeholder interviews, the Youth Section presented a Youth Strategy to Council that recommends focusing on six objectives over the next five years in order to remain a Platinum Level Youth Friendly Community. View the 2013 to 2018 Recreation and Lesiure Services Youth Strategy and the Executive Summary.
The development and adoption of this Youth Strategy reinforces Council’s commitment to youth and ensures that youth and the staff working with them have direction and focus moving forward.
The adoption and implementation of the 2013 to 2018 Recreation and Leisure Services Youth Strategy will ensure that Whitby continues to consider the needs of youth and be a model community for youth and their families to live, work and play
Funding for Youth in the Performing Arts
In December 2013, Mayor Pat Perkins announced funding for youth in the performing arts through financial assistance from The Association in Support of the Whitby Performing Arts Centre. This funding has been given to the following three community organizations:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
· Optimist Club of Brooklin – Brooklin Mini Idol
· Whitby Courthouse Theatre – Youth Theatre Program
· Whitby Chamber of Commerce – Bursaries for youth pursuing the performing arts in their post-secondary studies
This commitment to youth is an investment in the arts and cultural assets of the community and demonstrate why Whitby is the Community of Choice for Youth.
Facility Closures and Program Notices
The McKinney Youth Room will be closed from Monday, December 16 to Wednesday, December 18, 2013 due to renovations. The Youth Room will be up and running on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Come and check out the newly renovated youth room.
Programs may be cancelled to accommodate a special event or facility maintenance. The Town provides program notices and facility closure information under Facility Closures and Program Notices. Program cancellations and notices are posted in the Public Notices section three weeks prior to the date. We make every effort to provide advance notice of cancellations and you can subscribe to the Public Notices RSS feed to receive up-to-date information as it happens.
Whitby Public Library
Discover your library! The Whitby Public Library, in addition to books, archives and materials, offers programs for teens as well as a Teen Advisory Group.