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Youth Council

Ontario Nature Youth Council © Brendan Toews


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? Please consider joining our Youth Council!

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.

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 closed for the 2017/18 school year. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be open in September 2018.

Youth Council Leadership Retreat 2017 © Sarah Hedges


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Youth Summit 2017 © Brendan Toews


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 win Nature Inspiration Awards © Sarah Hedges

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

Pollinator pledge © Daynan Lepore