Youth Resources

For more information on our Youth Resources please email Sarah Phoenix at or call 613-332-0179 x33.


This logo was designed by Moriah Brinkman, first year Youth Advisor.

Youth Advisory Board

Over the next two years, North Hastings Children’s Services will develop, a program for guiding achievement, developing leadership and promoting well-being among families and youth in North Hastings.

This brand new program started in October 2014 and will expand the reach of NHCS to the Youth of the Community to provide them with skills, training and employment. 

We thank the Ministry Of Community Safety and Correctional Services for approving this Community Mobilization Project.  Our Shared Commitment will be funded through a Safer & Vital Communities grant in collaboration with our local OPP detachment and local Children’s Mental Health.  

Technology, nutrition, literacy, arts and music are key themes in this two-tiered program which will involve families and young children collaborating with professionals from multiple disciplines.  Twenty adolescents over the next two years will be also be recruited to form a North Hastings Youth Advisory Board. These youth will develop personal employment portfolios and receive an honorarium for their consultancy.

The Youth Advisory Board in conjunction with partners will co-facilitate exciting workshops to youth aged 5-12 on the key themes.  The Youth Members on the Board will influence the content and the delivery of the program and we will use their expertise to reach the children and pre-teens in unique ways.  .

Watch closely to see how these Youth will influence positive changes within our community. 

It Shouldn't Hurt to be a child

The goal of this program is to work with youth in a school based violence prevention and community awareness program and engage them in pro-social activities to develop and cultivate meaningful, healthy relationships with peers and adults.

The overall purpose is to provide opportunities to these youth with the support and active participation of community members. The primary objective of the program is to promote and encourage youth to be more engaged in their school and community by offering them age appropriate activities in the school setting.  The Youth Advisory Board, Girls Clubs and Boys Clubs are utilized to increase involvement.

This program is funded by the United Way of Quinte.