The Town of Milton has been recognized as a gold-level youth friendly community through the Play Works Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program. The award was announced on April 12, 2018 at the Parks and Recreation Ontario Conference in Collingwood. Play Works partners with organizations committed to youth and recognizes communities based on 10 youth friendly criteria. “I am proud of Milton’s commitment to being youth friendly,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “This recognition re-affirms our commitment to youth and our investment in tomorrow’s leaders”
This achievement improves upon the silver designation attained by the Town in 2014. Since then, the Town has focused on partnering with community organizations to advance Milton as a youth friendly community. The Town recently announced that a Youth Strategy is currently being developed to further assess youth needs and set priorities for service requirements.
“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of staff and community partners who continue to champion for youth in our community” said Kristene Scott, Commissioner of Community Services. “This acknowledgement demonstrates our commitment to youth and to ensuring that services and programs are available in Milton.”
Play Works is the Ontario partnership for active and engaged youth, to learn more visit playworkspartnership.ca. To explore programs and services offered for youth in Milton, visit www.milton.ca/youth.