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Youth Council

A diverse provincial network that is dedicated to inspiring, connecting and educating our communities.

Youth Council Leadership Retreat 2018 © Daynan Lepore

About

Our Youth Council is a diverse provincial network that is dedicated to inspiring, connecting and educating our communities.

As a Youth Council member, you will work alongside Ontario Nature staff, become part of a vibrant peer network, and contribute to lasting, positive change through conservation action.

Youth Council, pollinator planting © Jaime Rae

Join

Are you a high school student who wants to be part of a growing network of young environmental leaders in Ontario? Are you passionate about nature? If so, please consider joining our Youth Council!

We are looking for high-school students in Ontario who are passionate about nature, fun-loving and environmentally aware. It’s a great opportunity to protect nature and develop strong leadership skills.

Applications are now open for the 2018–2019 school year! To join the Youth Council, please click the button below and complete the application no later than Sunday, October 28.

Youth Council 2017 © Brendan Toews

Activities

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Youth Summit 2017 © Brendan Toews

Recognition

Youth Council members have been honoured for their achievements individually and collectively by:

  • Canada 150 Youth Award for Environmental Stewardship
  • Canada 150 Award for Outstanding Youth
  • Earth Day Canada’s Youth Hometown Heroes Award
  • Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25
  • Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Inspiration Awards
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards
Youth Council members, Parliament Hill © Sarah Hedges

For more information, please contact Christine Ambre, conservation and education coordinator, at 416-444-8419 ext. 244 by phone or email. 

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Pollinator pledge © Daynan Lepore

Students at these schools raised funds to support Ontario Nature’s work:

Nepean High School St. Clements School Lisgar Collegiate Institute