Kawartha Lakes Wants to Hear from Local Youth

Press Release submitted by Kendra Fleming

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES) – A new online survey is asking Kawartha Lakes youth their input on the type of activities that they want to see offered in their community. 

The confidential and anonymous survey is being launched by the Kawartha Lakes Youth Engagement subcommittee and is designed to gather the interests and opinions of youth aged 14 to 21 years living in City of Kawartha Lakes.

“We need to learn what is important to local youth, so we can offer activities and opportunities they will find interesting and engaging,” says Jennifer Robertson, a member of the Kawartha Lakes Youth Engagement sub-committee and a Public Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. 

The Kawartha Lakes Youth Engagement subcommittee is part of the Community Planning Table, which includes representatives from local agencies, services, programs, school boards and organizations that provide direct service to children and youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. The Community Planning Table’s vision is creating ‘a community of happy, healthy children, youth and families.’

The deadline to participate in the survey is Wednesday, December 5. The link to the survey is: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/f/l/2018cklyouthsurvey.

The short survey consists of 10 questions that ask about the types of activities in which youth currently participate, the barriers or challenges that prevent them from participating, the types of new activities youth would like to see offered, and how they would like to learn more about future activities.