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Youth Services

We are committed to engaging and attracting youth to live and work in North Perth through the implementation of our Youth Attraction Strategic Plan.

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.

Youth services, opportunities and organizations

Are you looking to finish your high school education or looking for English-as-a-second language classes? The Centre for Employment and Learning of the Avon Maitland District School Board offers both of these services. The centre has an office in Listowel at 280 Wallace Avenue South (Upper Deck Youth Centre).

Set7 Skills and Technology North Perth and Region also offers low-cost reskilling and upskilling programs, as well as English-as-a-second language classes.

There are many universities and colleges within short driving distance of North Perth. Below is a list of local universities and colleges. Some of these schools also offer online, distance education or night courses:

We have many community groups, organizations and clubs in North Perth for you to join. These groups offer a great opportunity to meet new people, make a difference in your community, and learn new skills. Visit our Community Groups and Organizations page for a listing of clubs, groups and organizations operating in North Perth.

Volunteering in North Perth is also a great way to get involved in the community, as well as earn community hours required for high school graduation or enhance your resume.

We offer a diverse inventory of housing options in our existing neighbourhoods and newer subdivisions. We are actively working towards encouraging and supporting the development of more multi-residential dwellings.

As you settle into your new home, you may have some questions about life in North Perth. Visit our New to North Perth page for need-to-know information.

There are many recreation and leisure opportunities in North Perth. Explore the below sections of our website for more information:

Are you looking to do an apprenticeship or increase/gain skills for the purpose of employment? Explore the list of local training and development programs below:

Visit our Transportation page for more information on local transportation networks, taxi services and travel distances.

211 Ontario is a helpline and online database of Ontario's community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.

Visit 211 Ontario to learn the services available for youth, including shelters for youth, young parent resources, and youth/summer employment.

ConnectYouth Perth Huron is an online local resource for youth in Perth and Huron Counties to help them make educated decisions about their lives. 

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