Awards & Scholarships: Excellence in Youth Development Award

This annual award recognizes excellence in projects that focus on youth recognition using a youth development model.

The Excellence in Youth Development Award was implemented as a result of the successful 2003 National Youth Development through Recreation Services Symposium held in Calgary.

Award Criteria:

The nominated initiative would be reflective of the principles of youth development (youth ages 12 to 18) and recreation, and must meet the following requirements:

  • the project's focus must be youth recreation;
  • the project must be a partnership or involve a collaboration of organizations and agencies involved with youth;
  • one member of the partnership must be an ARPA member; and
  • youth, themselves, must be directly involved in the planning/decision making of the project.

Application Deadline:
Fri, June 20, 2014

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Year Recipient Name
2013 Y.E.L.L. SE Rocky View Youth Council
2011 Chinook Edge School Division
2010 Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo)
2009 SOGO Calgary
2007 Red Deer Community Circus Camp
2006 Centre for Creative Self Expression: "Beat of Boyle Street"
2005 Jasper Adventure Club for Kids (JACK)
2004 Mayor's Youth Council, City of Calgary