Youth Council

This is your chance to make a difference by becoming a member of the Peterborough Youth Council!

The Youth Council, with support from the Peterborough Youth Commission,

  • Will engage, assist and empower young people in Peterborough to take action in addressing youth issues in our community,
  • Provide members with leadership skills, responsibility, and an opportunity to contribute to the community,
  • Provide a positive connection to other youth and adults in Peterborough.


For further information please contact the Youth Council at or call 705- 742-7777 x 1805.


Amazing Race for Youth

The Peterborough Youth Council is hosting an Amazing Race for Youth event during the 2018 Snofest Winter Carnival.

It is a free event for youth ages 13 to 19 years  on Saturday January 20, 2018 in downtown Peterborough.

Teams of 2 will be provided with a map consisting of 9 sites that they will need to visit on foot. At each site the teams are required to perform a task to get their next clue.

There will be cash prizes for the teams that finish first, second and third. This is a timed event. Free pizza and hot chocolate for all participants.

The race will begin at the Downtown Youth Space, classroom #15 at the former PCVS high-school located at 201 McDonnel Street. Race starts at 2 pm on Saturday January 20, 2018

Teams can register by emailing Ellen Stewart at or by texting Ellen at 705 927-7046 or by calling 705 742-7777 x 1805.

All teams must register in advance. Registration deadline is Thursday January 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm.