Brampton youth ages 14 to 29 can now register for a workshop to have their say in creating two dedicated Community Youth Hubs in Brampton. A survey is also available online for all residents to provide their input.

The City of Brampton is converting two spaces at recreation centres into Community Youth Hubs, offering youth-specific programs, services and activities to best support young people across the city. Brampton’s thriving community of youth will soon have dedicated space at Century Gardens Recreation Centre (340 Vodden Street) and South Fletcher’s Sportsplex (500 Ray Lawson Boulevard).

With input from the city’s consultation process with residents and stakeholders, the design process will begin in Winter 2021. This is a part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Funding for the Youth Hubs will be provided through the City of Brampton 2020-2022 capital budget ($5.85M) and Region of Peel 2020 capital budget ($6.0M). For full details, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation.

“We have begun the exciting process of creating Community Youth Hubs in Brampton,” Mayor Patrick Brown said. “We’ve heard from our youth and youth-serving organizations that dedicated youth hubs are necessary to encourage diversity and equity, promote innovative engagement, and provide safe spaces for youth. I encourage Brampton youth to take a leadership role in this process by providing their input on design and programming.”

The city invites Brampton youth ages 14 to 29 to register for an online workshop and have their say on designing and programming the Community Youth Hubs. Youth can register for one of the following sessions: November 10 – 7 pm, November 12 – 7 pm or November 19 – 7 pm.

Registration begins on October 26. The first 50 registrants for each workshop date will get a free Brampton Recreation pass, which can be used to attend a swim, skate or fitness program. All participants who attend a workshop will be entered to win an annual fitness membership. Register now at www.brampton.ca/recreation.

 

 

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