2018 Youth Friendly Communities Applications

Welcome to the information page for the 2018 Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program.

Please note the Youth Friendly Community criteria has been updated. The new criteria can be found here.

Play Works is pleased to introduce a new online Youth Friendly Community application portal.

Orientation webinars are being hosted to help communities begin their application process.

Applicant communities are asked to sign up for the following orientation webinars by contacting pwp@playworkspartnership.ca or by calling 416-426-7142.‚Äč

  • Wednesday, November 29th, noon to 1 pm

The deadline to submit applications is January 5, 2018.

For further general information or updates please call 416–426–7142.

Before you begin your application process, you are encouraged to set up a personal call with Play Works. This call will help you get all your questions answered right from the start! You will also receive helpful hints as to how to structure your application process, tips on how to engage youth in the process, and more detailed information on the types of and how much supporting documentation to include. Please note, communities that are applying for re-application after their five-year recognition period are also encouraged to set up an orientation call.

Please email pwp@playworkspartnership.ca or call 416-426-7142 to set up an orientation call.

If at any time you would like more information about the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program, please feel free to contact Play Works or one of our YFC Mentors. By scrolling to the map that follows, you can find the Mentors’ names, email addresses and phone numbers when you hover over the flag that lists the community they are from. You might want to consider contacting someone who is from a community of your size and/or geographic location.

At any time that you would like more information about this recognition program and/or Play Works in general, please email pwp@playworkspartnership.ca or call 416-426-7142.


Who’s Youth Friendly in Ontario?

Please click on the marker for youth friendly community. Double-click on the map to zoom in to the desired level. Contact information is also available on the map, click on a point for details.

Population Less Than 20,000
Population Greater Than 20,000