Markham Mayor’s Youth Council
Grade 9 to 12
Location: Markham Civic Centre
Address: 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Contact: Brett Bartlett, email@example.com
Markham Mayor’s Youth Council is a group of diverse and dedicated teens representing the fabric of Markham’s youth community. We are dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating youth, as well as being an active voice in the City of Markham. The MMYC is a branch of the Markham Council run by youth. It is composed of youth, Markham Councillors and the Mayor of Markham. The purpose of the MMYC is to provide local youth a voice by which they may give input and develop initiatives to enhance youth opportunities within the City of Markham.
New Member Applications
The application deadline to become a new MMYC has passed. Please check back in 2023 summer for next year's application information.
The MMYC is a youth advisory council for the City of Markham; a team of youth that represent all regions of Markham to raise awareness of community issues and allow youth to get involved. Apply today to make a difference in Markham.
Organized by Markham Mayor's Youth Council
Note that you must be in grades 8-12, and currently residing in Markham or attending a school in Markham in order to apply. As well, take careful consideration when writing this application as it is a very competitive process.
Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Heintzman House
Network. Engage. Connect. Collage is MMYC’s annual networking event that allows youth leaders from over 30 different youth councils in the GTA to network and create new connections.
Organized by: Markham Mayor’s Youth Council
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: Cornell Community Centre
Thinktank will be an evening soiree for youth to hear and learn from thought leaders.
Date: February 4, 2023
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
Location: Markham Museum
EVOLVE is an annual conference for incoming high school students. It aims to help empower youth by emphasizing the importance of community involvement and leadership. The event consists of workshops, inspirational speakers and an opportunity fair, with representatives from various Markham organizations and councils.
Date: June TBD, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM to 5 PM
Location: Camp Chimo
This full-day charity event brings together hundreds of high school students from across the City in friendly competition.
Markham Youth Expo
Date: May 6, 2023
The City’s Biggest Annual Youth Festival! You won’t want to miss Markham’s feature Youth Week event. This free annual event brings together youth from all across the City to showcase their leadership and talent. Activities for all ages include eXpo Factor, Step It Up Dance Competition, Sustainable Fashion Show, Minute-to-Win- it Games, food trucks and much more.
It’s a great way to meet new people and have fun organizing events. Represent the youth community City-wide, as part of the Markham Mayor’s Youth Council or join a dynamic area-specific council that addresses the needs of youth closer to home.
Youth Council members can earn volunteer hours for their involvement? It also helps set you apart in the workforce and when applying for scholarships and awards!
Junior Markham Youth Council
Grades 6 to 8
Location: Cornell Community Centre & Library
Address: 3201 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6B 0T2
Contact: Mark Diestl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Markham Youth Council
Grades 9 to 12
Location: Centennial Community Centre
Address: 8600 McCowan Road, Markham, Ontario, L3P 3M2
Contact: Lindsay Bontoft, email@example.com
Milliken Mills Youth Council
Grades 9 to 12
Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library
Address: 7600 Kennedy Road, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9S5
Thornhill Youth Council
Grades 9 to 12
Location: Thornhill Community Centre & Library
Address: 7755 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 4P1
Unionville Youth Council
Grades 8 to 12
Location: Crosby Community Centre
Address: 210 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2G9
Contact: Don Roe, firstname.lastname@example.org