Youth Events



Learn about upcoming youth events in Whitby. These events, designed to capture the interests of a diverse youth population ages 12 to 18 and offer opportunities for interactive fun.


Celebrating Youth Awards

The Whitby Youth Council has created the 'Celebrating Youth Awards' that will be awarded to Youth in Whitby who demonstrate a commitment to community involvement as well as personal achievement. The Town of Whitby has numerous youth who serve as community leaders and the Celebrating Youth Awards give the community an opportunity to showcase youth’s selfless contributions and acts of good will that make the Town of Whitby a better place to live, work and play.

Nominated Youth must be Whitby residents between the ages of 12 and 18 who have made the Town of Whitby a better place. Such acts can include: building community ties, involvement in civic issues and activities, or helping to create a safe and healthy community.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, November 6, 2020  at 4:00 p.m. Selected Youth will be recognized on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the Whitby Youth Council Celebrating Youth Awards Night - being held virtually this year via Zoom. 

Click here to submit your nominations.

Art Attack - cancelled

We all need to do our part to stay apart and stop the spread of COVID-19. As such, we have decided to cancel  our Art Attack event scheduled for May 7.

In partnership with Station Gallery are looking for Whitby youth between 12-18 years of age who love art! Submit the online application and the artwork in person to the Brooklin Community Centre and Library by April 7th for a chance to have your artwork showcased at the Art Attack Event on May 7, 2020 at Station Gallery.

Art pieces will also be showcased at the Station Gallery from May 3 – May 10.

Artwork submission categories include: Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Video and Film, Photography, Graffiti, Fashion and Jewellery, and Spoken Word.

All artwork must include Key Stone Information including name, title and medium and cannot exceed a maximum size of 40" x 40".


Youth Week in Whitby

National Youth Week - May 1-7, 2019
Whitby Youth Week is an annual, week long series of high profile events and activities dedicated to youth. It is designed to celebrate youth culture, recognize the positive contributions youth have made to our community and showcase services for youth.

  • May 1 - Open House: Brooklin Youth Room, Henry Youth Hub and McKinney Youth Room 
  • May 2 - Art Attack Event
  • May 3 - TBD (further deatils to come)
  • May 7 - Whitby Youth Fair (for students, by invite only to schools)


Thank you Panago Pizza for sponsoring the Youth Room Open Houses on May 1, 2019


Whitby Idol

Whitby youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to apply (as individuals or groups) for Whitby Idol – the Town’s annual singing competition that showcases the vocal talents of local youth. Interested youth can apply by submitting an online application. Applications are due by February 7th, 12:00p.m.

Congratulations to our fourteen Whitby Idol finalists. Finalists will perform at the Whitby Idol Finale on Thursday, March 5 and at various Town events throughout the year. 

2020 Whitby Idol Finalists:

  • Aashrita Ponnapalli
  • Adrianna Hopman
  • Alesha Stevenson
  • Aliyah Gunn
  • Brooke Cvitkovic
  • Callistia Sotiriou
  • Casey Erwin
  • Charleigh Lepp
  • Janest Calubayan
  • Jessica Docherty
  • Mariah Martin
  • Riley Wheater
  • Sofia Wagar
  • Tanvee Tuppal

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You can volunteer at these fantastic events by becoming a part of the Whitby Youth Council.