The Town of Oakville offers several programs (drop-in and pre-registered), training and volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 to 19. We also operate three youth centres. Youth in Grades 6-10 are welcome at QEPCCC Youth Centre.
Please note: If you are 12 (after July 1) but turning 13 years old by the end of the calendar year, you can become a member at Bronte and Nottinghill Youth Centres! Drop in to learn more today.
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Get Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder! Active Oakville displays the most up-to-date drop-in program schedules available on a weekly basis, up to seven days in advance. This application can be viewed on all devices, no download required. Simply click on the Drop-in Program Finder image to visit the page and then bookmark or add it to your home screen for easy access.
A monthly calendar of events at Bronte and QEPCCC Youth Centres is posted on their pages.
Please note: Bronte Youth Centre will be closed Saturday, April 15, 2017 for the Easter Holiday Weekend.
FREE Youth workshop – April 27
Check out this FREE workshop (ages 11-19) at QEPCCC!
DJ Workshop – Find out what it takes to be a music producer or DJ! Explore electronic music in the Digital Arts Studio as we help you to create your own mixes after school on April 27.
Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required to secure your spot.
Check out more of the Town of Oakville’s registered programs for youth in the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide or using the online registration system.
Oakville's Talent Starz auditions – April 11 and 13
Show us you're ready to take centre stage during Youth Week!
Are you a singer, in a band, a comedian, magician, or dancer? The Town of Oakville is looking for talented youth to perform at our favourite Youth Week event – Oakville's Talent Starz – on Saturday, May 6!
Auditions will be held at the QEPCCC Black Box Theatre on April 11 and 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Join us for a week full of fun May 1 to 7!
Every year, Oakville celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 12-18.
Throughout the week, youth will have FREE access to all drop-in youth programs, open houses at all Town of Oakville youth centres, creative activities with the Oakville Public Library, and so much more!
Stay tuned! Information about 2017 Youth Week activities and celebrations will be posted soon!
Youth Crew! We want to hear from you!
We're always looking for new ideas and initiatives recommended by youth for youth! Share your wish list. Tell us about the events, programs, clubs or other activities you'd like to see at any one of our three community youth centres. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW! QEPCCC P.A. Day Drop-in Passport
We've combined our most popular youth activities into one convenient pass. For just $15, pass holders (ages 12-14) get drop-in access to the clay studio, sports and activities at the QEPCCC Youth Centre. Drop-in activities are unstructured and fully supervised.
Pass holders have the flexibility to participate in all activities at their own leisure. Purchase your pass at the centre 30 minutes prior to drop-in start time. Space is limited as pass is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Drop-in activities run at scheduled times between noon and 6 p.m. For more information please call 905-845-6601, ext. 4609.
Oakville receives Play Works’ Gold Youth Friendly Community designation
The Town of Oakville was recognized as a Youth Friendly Community and received Play Works’ gold designation for its outstanding commitment to providing young people with opportunities to play, participate in and contribute to their community.
Play Works is an independent group of organizations committed to encouraging and promoting a greater investment in youth play. The program celebrates Ontario communities that provides youth ages 13 to 19 with diverse play opportunities – in arts, recreation or civic leadership.