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Title: LEADERS IN


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LEADERS IN
  • Youth Friendly Communities
  • and
  • Physical Activity

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  • Play it isnt all fun and games
  • Youth has been cancelled until further notice
  • Then there came the

3
Youth Friendly CommunitiesOntario, 2005
  • City of Burlington
  • City of Peterborough
  • City of Pickering
  • Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • Municipality of Port Hope
  • Municipality of South Huron
  • Town of Ajax
  • Town of Aurora
  • Town of Markham

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Youth Friendly Criteria
  • Youth have options for play in their community
  • Youth are formally connected to the community
  • Facilities are dedicated to youth play

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Youth Friendly Criteria
  • It is easy for youth to find information about
    play activities in the community
  • The community supports public youth events
  • The community celebrates and recognizes its youth

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Youth Friendly Criteria
  • The community commits funding for youth play
  • The community supports positive youth development
  • The community supports youth volunteerism and
    leadership development

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Youth Friendly Criteria
  • The community has effective community
    partnerships
  • Youth activism and advocacy for play is nurtured
  • Youth feel comfortable in their own community

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Youth Friendly Criteria
  • Youth can get to the play programs that are
    offered
  • Schools support the youth friendly approach
  • Adults champion the need for youth play

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Good Practices
  • What are they?
  • and
  • How do I not sabotage myself?

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Good Practice Criteria 1
  • Program listing
  • Activity card dollars
  • Sponsored recreation programs

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Good Practice Criteria 2
  • Youth and business committee
  • Multi-level engagement
  • Youth councils

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Good Practice Criteria 3
  • Velocity.A Place for Youth
  • Skate parks
  • Youth friendly zone

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Good Practice Criteria 4
  • Transit ads
  • Youth-led website
  • Pocket-sized card list services

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Good Practice Criteria 5
  • Youth and Business luncheon
  • Artfest with local Arts Council
  • Youthfest

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Good Practice Criteria 6
  • Optimist Club 5 awards
  • Night of 1000 Stars
  • Poetry Contest

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Good Practice Criteria 7
  • CARE Fund
  • Youth Development Workers
  • Free programs

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Good Practice Criteria 8
  • Youth as Customers
  • ?
  • ?

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Good Practice Criteria 9
  • Teen Library Council
  • Volunteer exchange program
  • Free bus passes

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Good Practice Criteria 10
  • Integrated partnerships
  • Knowing the community
  • Its not all about money

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Good Practice Criteria 11
  • Youth surveys
  • ?
  • ?

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Good Practice Criteria 12
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?

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Good Practice Criteria 13
  • Youth on transit committees
  • Dial-a-bus evening service
  • Mobility busses for special needs

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Good Practice Criteria 14
  • Point of contact for information
  • Service exchange
  • ?

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Good Practice Criteria 15
  • Mayors take on youth
  • Paid youth development staff
  • ?

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Some Final Thoughts
  • What the applications told us
  • What needs to be worked on
  • Youth Friendly works!
  • Next applications are out in late February,
    deadline is end of May 2006

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  • Marion E. Price, CAE
  • Play Works Partnership and
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario
  • 406 1185 Eglinton Avenue East
  • Toronto, ON M3C 3C6
  • 416-416-7065
  • Pwp_at_playworkspartnership.ca Mprice_at_prontario.org
  • www.playworkspartnership.ca www.prontario.org

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Physical Activity
  • Some Examples.
  • PROGRAMS THAT
  • PRODUCE RESULTS

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The New You - Drop In Program
  • After school program
  • Rural areas
  • Choice of a mix of sports, arts and crafts

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Fun Fit Public School Kids
  • Recess and classroom activities
  • Eases organizational pressure on teachers
  • Remove barriers and stimulates interest in sport
    participation

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Child, Youth Action Team
  • Community team of professionals
  • Health Unit
  • Childrens Centers
  • School Boards
  • Early Years Center
  • Promote healthy living and more physical activity
    in the community

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Teacher Kit
  • A walking kit developed focusing on walking games
    and activities
  • Activities targeted for recess to and from
    school

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Support Sport Resource Centre
  • A sport resource centre in library
  • Unique partnership with Parks and Recreation,
    library and community sport groups

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Great Girls Gathering
  • A try it program
  • Physical activity space and counselling services
  • Partnership between parks and recreation and the
    YMCA

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Introduction To Fitness
  • Targeted to low income youth
  • Short term membership to wellness centre
  • Access to personal trainer and instruction on
    fitness programs and using free weights

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  • One day event for ages 10-16
  • Partnership of Parks and Recreation, Health Unit,
    Library Family Resource Centre

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Girls and Sport Day
  • A program to introduce grade 8 schoolgirls to a
    variety of sports
  • Leaders were girls in grades 11 12
  • As follow up to program, leaders will be sent to
    a Sport Leadership symposium focusing on role
    modelling sponsored by the University of Ottawa

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Bop and Hoppers
  • Program targeted to public school aged girls
  • Focuses on rope skipping fun approach to skill
    and routine development

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Mother Daughter Program
  • 8 week program for school aged children and
    mothers
  • Opportunity to participate in skills and drills
    of a variety of indoor sports

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Co-ed Learn To Skate
  • Indoor arena program for school aged children
    from low income areas
  • Learn to skate program for school-aged boys and
    girls

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  • David A. Clark
  • David A. Clark Consulting Inc.
  • 3034 Greenwood Lane, RR1
  • Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0
  • 705-657-9443
  • dacinc_at_accel.net
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