August 2019
Backgrounder
With the goal of increasing the participation of youth in municipal government, AMO takes great pleasure in introducing the Youth Fellows Program here at the 2019 AMO Conference.

The AMO Youth Fellows Program will provide an opportunity for three young people (ages 30 and under) from across the province who are interested in municipal government to immerse themselves in all things AMO and municipal over an eight-month period as a complement to full- time studies or work. The Fellows will be matched with a mentor on the AMO Board and will participate in AMO Board Meetings, AMO Task Forces and the Annual AMO Conference.

The Youth Fellows Program is a centerpiece of the AMO Youth Engagement Strategy passed by the AMO Executive in November 2018. The Strategy is guided by the following objectives:
  • Establish programs that provide young Ontarians with the tools to participate in municipal government, including participation through elected office.
  • Connect and profile existing youth-focused initiatives in the municipal sector.
  • Use communications and social media platforms to expand AMO’s reach to youth.
Youth Engagement Fundraiser
Moving forward, AMO’s Annual Fundraiser at the Conference and AGM will be dedicated towards raising funds for the Youth Engagement Strategy, the AMO Youth Fellows Program and other youth engagement-related programming.

Please donate generously to contribute to AMO’s youth engagement efforts and to enter into the prize draw!