Milton Youth


Nomination Criteria - Youth Awards

The Milton Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) celebrates and recognizes the contributions of youth and supporting adults in our community.  The purpose of the Youth 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 recipients will be celebrated at on Monday, June 24.  All awards will be publically presented at Milton Town Council.

The 4 Awards Include:

Credit for Creativity (sponsored by Fine Arts Society of Milton)

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated a long-term commitment and passion for the arts.  This individual has used their talents for the benefit of the community through the arts in one or more of the following areas: multimedia, theatre/drama, dance, music, visual arts.

Community Leadership (sponsored by Mattamy Homes)

Awarded to a youth who is an engaged member of the Milton community, and who exhibits strong leadership skills and a drive to improve the community.

Spirit of Sport (sponsored by Tornado Triathlon)

Awarded to a youth who exemplifies good sportsmanship and who has made an exceptional contribution to the sporting community (this can be on the field and/or off the field).

Champion for Youth (sponsored by Drivewise Milton)

Awarded to an adult or business/organization who works determinedly to support, mentor and encourage youth.  This individual/business/organization understands the value that youth engagement provides and plays an essential role in finding ways to help youth grow and thrive as positive citizens in our community.

Guide to Preparing Nominations:

Who is eligible? Nominees must be in grades 7 to 12 the (with the exception of the Champion for Youth Award) and must be a Milton resident. Nominees should have completed a minimum of one year of their contributions within or for the benefit of the Milton community.

Supporting Documents: For additional consideration by the selection committee, all nominations must be accompanied by a minimum of 1 letter of reference. Please refrain from submitting original photographs or documents; if submitted they will not be returned.

How are the nominations considered?: The selection committee will consider all nominations. This committee is comprised of Milton Youth Advisory Committee members, Town of Milton staff and representatives from youth stakeholders organizations.  Nominees may be subject to additional questions or a reference check before qualifying for a Youth Award.

Nomination Deadline: The nomination forms must be submitted by the deadline specified annually once the application period re-opens.  Late nominations will not be considered.

#miltonyouth Project

Over the course of 4 months we conducted youth focus groups, on-line and tablet surveys as well as outreach at events, schools, businesses and around town. We received over 2,000 responses from residents aged 12 to 19 across Milton.

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View the presentation from our February 20 Open House event.

Youth Presentation

Adult/Organization Presentation

Milton Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC)

MYAC's mission is to empower youth to participate and have a voice in the Milton community, thereby fostering a positive image for all young people. Get Involved! All Milton youth, 13 to 18 years of age, are welcome to join.

Our Mission

MYAC's mission is to empower youth to participate and have a voice in the Milton community, thereby fostering a positive image for all young people.MYAC is supported by the Town of Milton, Halton Region Health Department, Halton Region Police Services and Milton Hub. MYAC is a group of volunteers, aged 13 to 18 years, from schools all over Milton. These volunteers are interested in facing and resolving the issues of the youth of Milton. MYAC members are dedicated to giving a voice to the youth of Milton, and meeting once a month to work together to accomplish this goal.

Our Purpose

  • Act as an advisory body to Milton Council, the Community Services Advisory Committee, and the Milton community on matters which affect youth.
  • Identify and bring forward issues which affect Milton youth (This may include the presentation of recommendations for action.)
  • Act as a positive advocate for youth through the Town Councillor representative.
  • Address, foster discussions or make recommendations on youth issues to all levels of government.
  • Actively participate in community events and activities.
  • Encourage committee members to become familiar with the working of local government through education, involvement and participation

Get Involved

All Milton youth, 13 to 18 years of age, are welcome to join.

Interested in obtaining high school volunteer hours? At the end of the year you will be provided with a letter indicating how many hours you volunteered with MYAC.  View and fill out an application form.

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsor

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Mattamy Homes

Thank you also to our Milton Youth Award sponsors:
  • Credit for Creativity (sponsored by Fine Arts Society of Milton)
  • Community Leadership (sponsored by Mattamy Homes)
  • Spirit of Sport (sponsored by Tornado Triathlon)
  • Champion for Youth (sponsored by Drivewise Milton)

Youth Friendly

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The Town of Milton has been recognized by Play Works (the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth) as a Youth Friendly Community.

The Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program works to acknowledge the great work that some communities are doing in ensuring their youth (ages 13 - 19) have continuous access to a diversity of 'play' - play being anything a young person does in his/her free time which could include: sport, recreation, drama, dance, music, the arts, volunteerism, leadership development, service leadership and/or civic engagement.

The Town of Milton is proud to provide services to and support youth in a way that helps make them feel engaged, valued and an integral part of community life.

Youth Progams

Inclusion (Special Needs) Program Opportunities

The Town of Milton encourages and welcomes residents with disabilities to become involved in recreation programs.  There are a wide variety of program opportunities available for your child:

Registered Inclusion (Special Needs) Programs

Registered and drop-in programs are offered for youth of all ages and areas of interest.

Registered programs

Drop-in programs

Youth Resources


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Special Needs

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Volunteer Opportunities