As a part of TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, the City of Toronto and University of Toronto are co-developing a strategy to support broader youth engagement in climate action with Toronto’s youth leaders and community.
The project team will co-design a consultation process with youth-led organizations. A year-long engagement with youth (ages 10 – 25), will follow, and a final report we will be delivered in late 2024. This project will utilize an equity-centred approach by prioritizing anti-oppression, engagement with equity-deserving communities, reconciliation, accessibility, and building meaningful partnerships.
The first stage of the youth climate action engagement strategy development in 2023 included the preparation of the Best Practices to Support Youth Climate Action in Toronto report. The report includes a jurisdictional scan and literature review of relevant best practices, as well as results from interviews with relevant stakeholders including City staff, youth climate activists and youth engagement specialists.
These preliminary results will inform the upcoming year of consultation and strategy building process by identifying:
We want to hear from you! Youth aged 10-25 are encouraged to share their thoughts on climate action in Toronto. Provide your input directly to the Youth Climate Action in Toronto team until March 2024 through the online form.