Youth Engagement

youth at CharretteIn 2010, the fourth year of the Youth Engagement Project, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure challenged 63 young people from  Brampton, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Pickering, Toronto (Scarborough), Vaughan and Whitby to find solutions to urban growth issues using their own communities as their laboratories.

Over three months, the high school students aged 16 to 18 completed individual assignments and attended workshops to learn about urban design, sustainable transportation and green energy.  The project culminated in a final Design Workshop where they built 3-D models of their communities and presented their 25-year visions to the Minister. 

2010 Photos

Introductory Symposium

  • Youth participants on a walking tour

    Participants on a walking tour of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto

  • Youth from Whitby

    Participants from Whitby working on their "favorite places" collage

  • Youth from Vaughan

    Participants from Vaughan putting the final touches on their collage

  • Youth from Guelph

    Participants from Guelph with the former Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Dave Levac

Design Workshop

  • Youth from Toronto (Scarborough)

    Participants from Toronto (Scarborough) making design decisions about their model

  • Youth from Brampton

    Participants from Brampton with the former Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Brad Duguid

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