Apply to be the Youth Poet Laureate

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The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications for the City’s fourth Youth Poet Laureate in 2023.

The role of the Youth Poet Laureate is to serve as a literary ambassador for youth in the City of Mississauga and to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts, and young writers within their communities. This honorary position recognizes a young poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga.

Candidates must be current Mississauga residents.

Term and Payment

The Youth Poet Laureate will serve a 24-month term beginning in April 2023 and will receive a $3,000 honorarium paid in 6 installments throughout the term.

Additional project funding of $1,000 is available to support the execution of a Youth Poet Laureate event or project.


Submissions will be accepted between January 16 and March 1, 2023.

Review the submission guidelines.


For more information about the Youth Poet Laureate program, email