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Youth and Youth Engagement

The City of Burnaby recognizes youth as active partners and participants in the development and delivery of youth services and other City initiatives. As well, young people are recognized and valued for their accomplishments and contributions towards the development of a strong Burnaby community.

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The involvement of youth with the City is led by the Burnaby Civic Youth Policy. Youth recreation and community involvement is supported through four City-operated youth centres: Creekside Youth Centre, South Central Youth Center, Summit Youth Centre and the Youth Lounge within Edmonds Community Centre.

The City is also advised by the youth led 'Youth Voice' committee, which gives input on a wide range of civic issues that impact youth. New members are always welcome.  The many contributions of young people in our community are celebrated every year during Burnaby Youth Week, held annually in May.  As well, the City publishes a quarterly 'Youth Matters' Newsletter with all the latest information for youth.

The City also supports, in partnership with the Burnaby RCMP and the Burnaby School District (#41), a restorative justice program for young offenders. Restorative Justice provides a constructive and meaningful response to crime and conflict by creating opportunities for accountability, understanding and healing.

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