Youth Council

Get Ready, Get Involved - The Peterborough Youth Council

This is your chance to make a difference by becoming a member of the Peterborough Youth Council. The ten-member 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.

An opportunity such as this will provide members with leadership skills, responsibility, and an opportunity to contribute to their community. The Youth Council will also provide a positive connection to other youth and adults in our community. 

Applicaitons for the 2014- 2015 Youth Council are now available, email to be sent an application. Deadline for applicaitons is Friday May 16, 2014 at 4:30

Strong Youth, Enriched Community-The Youth Commission/Youth Council

The Youth Council works under the umbrella of the Peterborough Youth Commission.  The Youth Commission was created following the 2000 Municipal election. The Commission has been very successful over the past ten years in assisting to make our community more youth-friendly. The Youth Commission and the Youth Council are gearing up for another exciting year.   A few years ago, the Commission was successful in establishing free 30-day bus passes for youth volunteers, as well as recognizing youth who had made a difference in our community by awarding them the Mayor’s Youth Award. The Commission has provided support to several Community events throughout the year.

The Youth Commission is Chaired by Councillor Andrew Beamer. You can contact Councillor Beamer by email or by phone 705 742-7777 x 4642.

Please attend the Commission’s upcoming meeting and find out how you can get involved.  Meetings are  open to the entire community – youth are encouraged to attend.  The next meeting is scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • New Canadian Centre, 221 Romaine Street 
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

New Youth Commission members are always welcome.  For further information please call Ellen Stewart at 705 742-7777, extension 1805.

Nominations are being accepted for the Mayor's Youth Award. Next Ceremony will take place on Monday April 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers. For more information email


Switiching from laid-back fun in the sunny summer to rules, homework, sports and rountines can be a big adjustment. However with a little bit of prepartaion and the right attitude, it doesn't have to be so hard.


  1. Check to see what school supplies are useable from last year. Buy new supplies during back to school sales in August.
  2. About a week before school begins, start a rountine of going to bed earlier. Everyone needs  a good night's sleep.
  3. Determine a good spot for you to do your homework before school starts. It needs to be a well-lit, quiet place with a good work surface. Plan ahead so you have the right spot.
  4. Set your priorities for after-school activities: work, TV, Internet use and friends. Devise a schedule and revise if priorities change.