Our mission is to enhance community safety and foster a more inclusive environment for young people across Canada.
We envision a future where every young person in Canada feels empowered, included, and valued within their communities. We strive for a society where youth actively engage in community programming, contribute to community safety, and embrace cultural diversity.
Youth engagement is a vital and transformative element within the fabric of any community, contributing significantly to the values of inclusivity, diversity, and active citizenship. Recognizing the unique perspectives, energy, and innovative ideas that young individuals bring to the table, fostering their active participation becomes an essential value for a thriving and dynamic society. We, at YECO, youth engagement is our core value.[/fancy_box]
YECO believes in young people’s active engagement and participation in all aspects of its work. It values their input, ideas, and contributions, ensuring their voices are heard and respected in shaping the organization’s strategies and initiatives. YECO believes in the power of young people to make a positive difference in their communities. It seeks to empower youth by providing them with opportunities for engagement, leadership development, and active participation in decision-making processes.[/fancy_box]
Community Safety and Inclusivity
YECO is dedicated to enhancing community safety and well-being. It recognizes the importance of creating safe spaces for young people to thrive, ensuring they can freely participate in community programming without fear or risk. We values the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their backgrounds, abilities, or identities. It strives to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, respected, and valued.
Collaboration and Partnerships
YECO values collaboration and partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders. We understands that by working together, a more significant impact can be achieved in addressing the needs of youth and implementing effective outreach strategies.[/fancy_box]
Cultural Diversity and Integration
YECO celebrates and values cultural diversity. It promotes cultural integration and exchange, recognizing that by embracing and learning from different cultures, young people can develop a broader perspective and foster stronger connections within their community. [/fancy_box]