We are proud to provide support and services that help youth feel engaged, valued and like an integral part of our community.  

The Town of Milton is engaging in a variety of youth related initiatives to implement the findings from the #MiltonYouth Final Report.  The report, which was finalized in June of 2018, celebrates what youth say about Milton and provides opportunities for everyone to better understand how youth engage with our community. 

Milton Youth Task Force 

The Milton Youth Task Force (MYTF), a team of motivated youth leaders, host events throughout the year to celebrate and recognize youth within Milton. 

Some of events include:

  • Open Mic Coffee House
  • Youth Week (May 1-7)
  • Milton's Youth Awards
  • Enviro-Day

Visit our Milton Youth Task Force page for information on this volunteer committee.   

Check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds to learn more about what we do. 

Milton youth awards

The MYTF is recognizing the contributions of young people in Milton, as well as businesses, agencies and organizations who support youth, through youth awards. The purpose of the awards is to promote a positive image of young people and to generate awareness of the valuable contributions that youth and supportive adults make in our community.

Award categories

 Community Leadership
Awarded to a youth who is an engaged member of the Milton community, exhibiting strong leadership skills and a drive to improve the community. Nominees from all categories will also be eligible.
 Youth Artist of the Year
Awarded to a youth demonstrating a long-term commitment to the arts, who has used their talents for the benefit of the community in one or more of these areas; multimedia, theatre, dance, music, visual arts.
 Youth Athlete of the Year
Awarded to a youth who exemplifies good sportsmanship and who has made an exceptional contribution to the sporting community, on or off the field.
 Champion for Youth
Awarded to an individual, organization or business working to support, mentor and encourage youth. They value youth engagement and the role it plays in helping youth to grow to be positive citizens in our community.
 Youth Eco Warrior
 Awarded to a youth who exhibits care and discern for the environment and is actively trying to leave the planet is a better place for future generations.
Youth Change-Maker
Awarded to an individual, who demonstrates advocacy and awareness for social change.
Good Neighbour
Awarded to a youth who acts out of the kindness of their heart and commits to selfless acts to better the lives of others.
Outstanding Group of the Year
Awarded to any group that collaborates to make a positive impact within the community; an after school group, a community youth group, or a group of friends who are paving positive pathways.

The 2021 youth award recipients were announced on May 1, 2021. 

Other awards

Play Works is the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth and has recognized the Town of Milton as a Gold Level Youth Friendly Community. This recognition program works to acknowledge great work in communities for youth aged 13 to 19 when it comes to play. The Milton community was successful in meeting 9 out of the 10 criteria required for this designation. 

Play can be anything youth participate in during their spare time, such as:

  • Sports
  • Recreation
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Volunteering
  • Leadership development
  • Service leadership
  • Civic engagement

Milton Youth Friendly Network

Visit our Youth Friendly Network page for information on this group of youth serving organizations. 

Registered programs

View and sign up for registered youth programs. 

Registered inclusion programs

Milton encourages and welcomes residents who are differently abled to become involved in recreation programs. There are a variety of inclusion opportunities available. 

Explore inclusion programs

Resources for youth

Looking for some resources in the community that can help you? Scroll down to find a list of some key resources to help you navigate any chapter in life. 

 Crisis intervention and mental health 
 Employment and volunteering
 Drop-in centres and community networks 
 Housing, shelters and food banks