Youth in the City of Markham
National Youth Week
National Youth Week is held every year from May 1 to 7. The week is dedicated to celebrating youth and the contributions they make to our community every day.
Markham Youth Expo
Date: Saturday, May 6
Location: Markham Village Community Centre & Library
This event will bring together teens from all across the City for our most popular showcases which include; the Step to it Dance Competition, Battle of the Bands, Community Vendors, Food Trucks, Inflatables and more. This event is presented in partnership with the Markham Mayor’s Youth Council. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for the free screening of The Lego Movie at 7:30pm (space is limited). Snacks will be available for purchase.
Thornhill Youth Movie Night
Date: Wednesday, May 3
Location: Thornhill Community Centre & Library
The Thornhill Youth Council will be showing a free movie in the library. Space is limited and snacks will be available for purchase.
Youth in the Community
The City of Markham recognizes the importance of investing in youth as the current and future leaders of the community. Whether it's getting involved in a cause, volunteer hours, or taking some time for drop-in basketball, the City of Markham has it all! The City of Markham hosts a variety of youth councils on current topics. Get involved in your area and give back to your community.
Markham Mayor's Youth Council
Contact: Janet Beatty firstname.lastname@example.org
1.The Youth Council shall act in an advisory capacity, and provide advice on issues of concern to youth.
2.The Youth Council shall act in an advocacy role, and provide new ideas and views to council and staff.
3.The Youth Council shall raise awareness in the community through planned events (e.g. Youth Week, Youth Conferences, Youth Job Fair, etc.).
4.The Youth Council shall encourage youth participation within the community.
Contact: Sam Low (SLow@markham.ca)
The Markham Youth Council (MYC) plans and executes special events in the community throughout the year! We promote volunteerism, community engagement, and FUN!
Based out of Centennial Community Center (8600 McCowan Rd, just north of Markville Mall), MYC has strived to build a community of awareness and togetherness since 1989.
Now, we work together with other Youth Councils (MYTF, Milliken, Unionville, and Thornhill) to empower youth to make a difference in the community of Markham.
Junior Markham Youth Council
Grades 6-8 (run out of Cornell Community Centre)
Contact: Luke Hilts email@example.com
· To act in an advisory capacity, provide advice on issues of concern to youth
· To raise awareness in the community in the community through planned events (ie: Youth Week).
· To encourage youth participation within the community
· To identify/develop opportunities to strengthen programs/services that will benefit and engage youth
· To identify local leaders and reward examples of good citizenship and positive role modeling
· To research and develop opportunities to positively profile youth in the community
Milliken Mills Youth Council
Contact: Claire Nicolson firstname.lastname@example.org
Log into Facebook and check out the Milliken Youth Council Facebook Page.
Milliken Youth Council is a group of talented students in local high schools and elementary schools who come together plan and run events such as dances, various sport tournament, and many more. These students are motivated to give back to the community.
Thornhill Youth Council
Contact: Maria Cardozo email@example.com
hornhill Youth Council is a group of high school students dedicated to uniting the Thornhill community.
We hold various events and initiatives with the intent of making a positive contribution to the well-being of our community as well as reaching out to fund raise for local and global charities.
After having been initially founded in the 1990’s, the Thornhill Youth Council returned to playing an active role in the Thornhill Region in 2008.Run by a group of dedicated youth, the council has been involved in the organization of events and initiatives aimed at supporting local charities, and promoting specific causes. For the upcoming 2016-2017 year, we will make it our goal to continue having a positive impact on our surrounding community, as well as establishing our presence and voice throughout
Unionville Youth Council
Contact: Don Roe
With over 30 members today in our council, our council consist of talented youth from all around Unionville who uses their skills to help make our events a success.
Our focus is to engage youth from all across Markham by promoting volunteerism and creating a safe and healthy environment that will allow them to strive in. We run fun events throughout the year such as Markham Idol that allows for youth to let their voice be heard. We also plan fun events such as Spring Carnival that allows for youth to have fun. Besides just helping youth, our council focuses on helping all age groups at our regular events at Unionville Home Society as well as Masters Pantry food bank.
General Mandate (i.e. MYTF's):
To provide local youth a voice by which they may give input and develop initiatives to enhance youth opportunities within the Town of Markham. Founded in 1994 by mayor Don Cousens.
Volunteer work is a great way to get involved in your community and gain valuable job experience. Become a volunteer!
Youth Programs in the City of Markham
Whether you're interested in sports or prefer art activities, the City of Markham has the program for you. Both registered and drop in programs are available.