Have Your Say

The Town of Ajax values the opinions of our youth. Do you have any ideas on programming improvements Share your thoughts and opinions with us and help us shape a better Ajax. Send your questions to youth@ajax.ca.   

Youth Engagement Advisory Committee

Applications for Youth Engagement Advisory Committee 2018-2019 are now open. Applications close Sept 4, 2018Apply today! Please email completed applications to youth@ajax.ca.

Take the Lead: Funding Your Good Ideas

Have an idea? The Town of Ajax, in partnership with The Youth Centre, want to hear it! Each year youth are given the opportunity to apply for the Take the Lead project. Youth can receive funding up to $1000 to support a project of  their own. Past projects include: Cricket Program, Talent Show, Outdoor Environmental Club, Youth Support Group, Youth Forum and Leadership Camp.

For more information contact the Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529 ext.7508.

Canada Service Corps: Funding for young Canadians

With support from the Government of Canada through Canada Service Corps, TakingITGlobal will provide young Canadians with access to funding that will help them and their team make their service-related projects a reality. TakingITGlobal--an organization that focuses on global issues by promoting awareness and engagement among young people-- will review youth-led applications and award funding to successful applicants. The funding is in the fixed amounts of $250, $750, and $1,500, based on the scope of the project. 

Interested applicants should visit the Guides to Action for more information on how to prepare their application and visit Canada.ca/canadaservicecorps to apply for funding.

Youth Direct Action: Funding supported by Laidlaw Foundation

Youth Direct Action supports young people to respond boldly and collectively to community challenges. In doing so, it invests in youth-led projects that demonstrate creative, relevant and accessible ways of reaching young people who are not engaged effectively by educational, social and community services; bring attention to social justice and community priorities of young people; and work towards having young people's perspectives and priorities heard by decision makers. Youth Direct Action grants will support action projects of up to $25,000 that are generally 6 to 18 months in duration. To access the online application portal click here.

IMPACT Ajax: Community Support Program

The Town of Ajax provides Community Organizations and Ajax Residents support by offering direct funding, fee waivers and promotional items and giveaways for new and innovative neighbourhood and community-based projects and events that align with the Town's Guiding Strategies and Plans

For more information please visit Impact Ajax or email impact@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529, ext. 7232.

Youth Friendly Community & Youth Committee

Our Youth Engagement Advisory Committee helped us achieve GOLD status as a Youth Friendly Community. As a Youth Friendly Community, it allows residents to be aware of our commitment to youth in Ajax, helping to build a healthier, stronger community.

Applications for Youth Engagement Advisory Committee 2018-2019 term (Sept - June) are due by August 26, 2018. Apply today!