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Youth and young adults

See the programs and services available to young people aged 12 to 24 in Mississauga.

Attend an event or program

Attend a cultural event or exhibition, sign up for art and heritage classes, visit a community centre for sports and recreation classes and drop-in to free library programs.

Featured event – National Youth Week

Join us online for a weeklong festival filled with free events and activities. Celebrate National Youth Week by expressing your creativity, exchanging ideas and connecting with local youth.

National Youth Week takes place every year from May 1 to May 7 and features community events; celebrating arts, environment, literacy and recreation. Register for programs and follow along on social media using #NYW905.

Build your career

Create a career profile to be notified of new opportunities at the City. There are a variety of City job opportunities including part-time work and internships.

Access the library’s online career resources and databases.

Protect the environment

Help build a greener Mississauga by joining a community tree planting, recycling your batteries, encouraging your friends and family to participate in community clean ups, or becoming a green leader.

Participate in the Climate Change Action Plan and help the City reduce our carbon footprint.

Mississauga also offers a number of parks, trails, playgrounds and public spaces to enjoy throughout the year.

Join a youth group

Join a youth group or organization and stay connected with the over 145,000 young people in Mississauga.

Volunteer

Due to COVID-19, most volunteer opportunities are unavailable. We’ll bring back volunteers when it makes sense to do so, based on the status of operations and health and safety protocols. For other volunteer opportunities, please visit Volunteer MBC.

The City offers volunteer opportunities to high school students wanting to complete volunteer hours and to residents who’d like to be part of the City’s community initiatives. Volunteer activities include:

You can also contribute to your community on a committee or board.

The Youth Plan

The 2020 Youth Plan for Recreation includes 18 recommendations that will set our priorities for young people in Mississauga, over the next five years.

Through research, engagement sessions and surveys, we decided to focus on the following five areas:

  • Use of space and new programming opportunities
  • Inclusion, access and supportive environments
  • Youth leadership and employment opportunities
  • Communications targeted at youth
  • Role clarity between the City and its partners