2020 National Youth Week

Safe Environments

The North Oakville Youth Development Council appreciates the Oakville Public Library’s for maintaining a safe environment in the community. The Oakville Public Library has been ranked #1 in terms of youth safety as per a survey conducted by the NOYDC. We would like to thank the organization for keeping a bright and friendly environment as well as their staff for ensuring that everyone feels safe because it truly makes a difference to youth who often go through hardships at a young age. We would also like to thank you for setting an example for other organizations and businesses that have a wide amount of youth involvement and we are hoping to see more organizations mentioned next year. A very special thanks to the runners up: @moodawarenessoakville, The Rock, Glen Abbey Community Centre, La Dolce Vita and Aveiro Bakery. Your organizations make Oakville a better and safer place to live in for the youth and we are grateful for it. We wish you all luck in your future endeavors.

Virtual Art Show

This year for National Youth Week the Halton Youth Initiative showcased youth art and voices in our community. The Virtual Art Show provided a venue to spread the opinions of youth and showcase the incredible talents they have.  Check out the posts below to see the pieces shared on the North Oakville Youth Development Council Instagram page on May 6th focusing on incredible artwork and on May 7th focusing on youths’ valued opinions.  Our goal is to make our community a safer space for all youth. 

Click through our galleries below to see our artwork and read the descriptions.

Learn more about National Youth Week.

2020 05 NYW - Discrimination
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2020 05 NYW - Everyone
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2020 05 NYW - Be Yourself
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2020 05 NYW - Safe
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2020 05 NYW - Safe Spaces
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2020 05 NYW - Love Over Hate
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Safe School by Daniela A., Gr 11, North Oakville
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Perspective by Kacy B., Gr 10, Milton
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A Colourful Void by Faith M., Gr 7, Milton
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2020 05 NYW - Smile
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Playgrounds Are Closed by Abid M., Gr 9, Oakville
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The Invisible Angel by Sally A., Gr 12, Oakville
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