A page from a notebook with a cut-out of a rose overlaid and the text, The New Youth Council by the Museums of Mississauga.

The New Youth Council

An opportunity for youth between the ages of 14 and 21 to build their creative network and earn volunteer hours.

The New Youth Council (TNYC) is a volunteer group of students who share a passion for art, culture, and heritage and works to provide local youth with access to education, leadership, and career development opportunities in the creative sector.

As a member of this council, youth attend monthly meetings throughout the year to support youth-driven creative projects with the Museums of Mississauga.

Through this experience, youth will have opportunities to:

  • Receive mentorship from museum professionals
  • Get behind the scenes access to their community museums
  • Learn about local history and how to handle historic artifacts
  • Support special events at the museums and Small Arms Inspection Building
  • Lead youth-driven creative projects (such as Tales of Textiles, an exhibition about the outfits that define us)
  • Give back through community service projects
  • Go on field trips

Monthly meetings

All members of TNYC are required to meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting in October and running to the first week in June. Virtual meetings are held on the following Thursdays for students to plan and organize creative projects. Locations will vary.


For more information on how to join TNYC, please email museums@mississauga.ca.