Youth Leadership Program

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The Youth Leadership Program is for youth who want to develop leadership skills through fun and challenging learning experiences. Participants help make a difference in their communities by organizing and taking part in special events and assisting staff with children's programs.

What’s it all about? 

  • Opportunities for young people to develop personal and group leadership skills and job readiness through participation in practical leadership training and volunteer experience
  • Exciting social events with friends
  • Opportunities to experience and understand commitment and responsibility through team building activities and community action
  • Written evaluation provided on leadership performance
  • Opportunities to develop valuable job readiness skills through workshops and volunteer work.

What do you do?

Attend fun training sessions to learn leadership and employment skills, help organize and lead camp activities for children, socialize with others while participating in youth recreation activities, make new friends and memories…and have a blast!

Check out the 2022 Youth Week of Action events! 

What to do now?

For those interested in the Youth Leadership program please register using your community center’s unique Youth Leadership Program bar code.  (See table below)

Once registered; an information package and application form will be emailed to you. Please read this information carefully and note the application deadline. Interviews will follow for potential candidates.

To make an account or register using an existing account click here or head to https://recreation.halifax.ca/enterprise/account/login

Community Centre Name Date Time Ages Registration Code
Community Centre Name Date Time Ages Registration Code
Adventure Earth Centre Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:30PM 13-18 51657
Adventure Earth Centre Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:30PM 13-18 51658
Bedford Hammonds Plains Community Centre Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:00PM 13-15 54516
Bedford Hammonds Plains Community Centre Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:00PM 13-15 55010
LeBrun Recreation Centre Monday, June 6, 2022 6:00PM 13-18 55576
LeBrun Recreation Centre Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00PM 13-18 54537
Lakeside Community Centre Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:30PM 13-15 55638
Cole Harbour Recreation Centre Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:00PM 13-15 53780
Dartmouth North Community Centre Monday, June 6, 2022 6:00PM 13-17 55537
Dartmouth North Community Centre Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:00PM 13-17 55538
Horizon Recreation Centre Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00PM 13-16 50580
Findlay Community Centre Wednesday, June 1, 2022 N/A 12 ½ - 17 55431
Gordon R Snow Community Centre Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:15PM 13-15 53788
Gordon R Snow Community Centre Monday, June 6, 2022 7:15PM 13-15 51970
St. Andrew’s Centre Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:30PM 13-15 55059
George Dixon Community Centre Friday, June 17, 2022 6:00PM 13-15 55413
Chocolate Lake Community Centre Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:00PM 13-17 55149
Needham Community Centre Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5:00PM 13-17 55003
Citadel Community Centre Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00PM 13-17 55133
North Preston Community Centre Friday, June 3, 2022 5:00PM 13+ 55521
Sackville Sports Stadium Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:30PM 13-16 55643
Sackville Sports Stadium Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:30PM 13-16 55648
Captain William Spry Recreation Centre Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:30PM 13-16 55569
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