Attracting youth to North Perth

Our Youth Attraction Strategic Plan's vision is for North Perth to be an inclusive community that promotes strong social connections, social infrastructure, employment and leisure opportunities focused on attracting, retaining and involving youth across the municipality. The Youth Attraction Strategic Plan was completed with input from local youth and community members.

The Goals of the Plan are to:

  1. Build awareness and preparedness for current and future jobs, careers, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  2. Improve access to venues and programs for youth to socialize.
  3. Increase youth access to services and resources necessary for living in a rural setting (i.e., housing, transportation, healthcare, education).
  4. Encourage meaningful and lasting community connections and civic engagement.

We are looking for youth and community members to join the North Perth Youth Implementation Committee. If this interests you, please contact Kimberley Kowch at

Prosper in Perth County

Young professionals from various backgrounds and sectors have chosen to make Perth County home.

Who makes the move to rural Ontario? You will find these individuals:

  • Value a strong sense of community;
  • Want their free time spent with friends and family, pursuing hobbies or simply relaxing - not commuting; 
  • Seek homeownership;
  • Aspire to have a high quality of life;
  • Believe in raising their families in safe, healthy communities;
  • Have entrepreneurial spirits; and
  • Feel inspired by stunning, natural landscapes.

View the profiles below of North Perth youth who love living and working here. More profiles of youth from throughout Perth County can be found on the Perth County website. Get inspired to #ProsperInPerthCounty!

Alanna - Dairy Farmer

Blair - Industrial Mechanic Millwright

Becca - Accountant

Jeannine - Entrepreneur

Garrett - Accountant

Kahley - Entrepreneur

Opportunity Lives Here

Do you want to learn more on how you can make Perth County home? 

Visit Opportunity Lives Here - an interactive web tool that will provide you with the resources you need to learn about the communities and employment prospects of Perth County, Stratford, and St. Marys.

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