Youth make up an important part of our community and will be an essential part of our community's future. The Town is committed to fostering a youth friendly community where young people feel engaged and connected.
The Georgian Bay Youth Roots is here to represent you! The goal is to have the views of young people heard by our Town and to be consulted on issues of youth importance. Georgian Bay Youth Roots welcomes all newcomers to the meetings-power in numbers!
You don’t have to wait until you are out of school or over 15 to be a leader. You can have sway and a strong presence in your community right now! You have every right to take a stand and push for something you feel is lacking or fight for something you don’t want to see go. Not only is it satisfying to accomplish such goals but it looks great on your resume. You can build amazing networking skills and contacts, strengthen our community and have fun!
We know you are busy so we have general meetings three to four times a year. However, as we plan events or work on projects we may meet as small task groups more often. Please visit the Beaver Valley Outreach (BVO) for more information.
If sharing your feelings with others isn't really your thing, consider a mobile app that will help you monitor your mental health. Check out Psychiatry Advisor's Top 10 Mental Health Apps for a sample of what's available.
Mindyourmind provides a space where you can get information, resources and tools to manage stress, crisis and mental health related problems
Kids Help Phone website offers Live Chats that connect you, one-on-one, with a Kids Help Phone counsellor on the web or from your smartphone. They offer resources on a variety of topics including bullying, emotional health, LGBTQ, dating, family, and much more. You can also call 1-800-668-6868 for free 24-hour confidential support
Webbing With Wisdom helps girls and young women learn about and deal with online sexual violence.
Here are a few links that can help you stay physically healthy.
The Blue Mountains Public Library provides the following for youth in our community:
For a list of events taking place at the Library, check out their Events Calendar.
Here are some useful job posting links to help you find a job.
Would you like to be your own boss or do you have a side project that you think could be turned into something more?
Check out our Youth Entrepreneurship page to find out about the resources available to help you start your own business.
For more information about programming for children, please visit our Business Directory.
For more information about minor sports and leagues in The Blue Mountains, visit our Minor Sports & Leagues page.
For more information about Volunteering options available in The Blue Mountains, visit our Volunteering page.
The Town partnered with The Blue Mountains Public Library, Beaver Valley Outreach and other community partners and has achieved a SILVER Youth Friendly Designation for our community!
For more information about this designation, please visit the Play Works Youth Friendly Community Designation website.