Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies

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Expressions of Interest now closed. 

The Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies project will support communities to hire an intern, develop and implement youth engagement strategies, and actively provide a voice for local youth in the ongoing development of their communities. The youth engagement activities communities take on is not prescribed, but may include:

  • Strategic Planning: laying a foundation for youth engagement activities.
  • Community Research: listening to what youth have to say on community needs. 
  • Political engagement: youth advisory/action committees.
  • Story-telling: sharing and/or helping youth to tell their stories.
  • Youth-serving functions: networking events, volunteer opportunities, etc.
  • Youth engagement education: workshops, communications materials, etc.

The Rural Ontario Institute gratefully recognizes the support of the Ontario government which has enabled us to undertake this initiative for the benefit of rural municipal stakeholders. The Rural Ontario Institute acknowledges that the Province bears no responsibility for any errors and omissions in our work nor does it imply any endorsement of the information, findings or conclusions of any related reports which are solely the responsibility of the Rural Ontario Institute.

If you have any questions about the Muncipal Internship, please contact Ryan Deska at or 519-826-4204.

The Municipal Internship is part of the Measuring Rural Community Vitality - Phase 2 initiative.