What is the Strathcona County Next Gen Initiative?

  • The Strathcona County Next Gen is a grassroots initiative brought to the community in collaboration with Strathcona County community partners. 

  • It is an opportunity for Next Gen (self-identified youth and young adults) to provide leadership and feedback to realize change for Next Gen in Strathcona County to thrive.

  • Only you can provide your unique voice to help shape the future by sharing your: enthusiastic energy, creativity, fresh perspective, and knowledge about current challenges facing youth and young adults. 

  • To date, those involved in the Next Gen Initiative have developed a draft strategy to guide the vision and future of a Next Gen friendly Strathcona County.  

  • Stay tuned to our website and social media to receive updates on the initiative! 

History and Background

  • In 2019, Strathcona County commissioned a consulting firm to conduct a Youth Needs and Assets Assessment (YNAA). The YNAA explored existing opportunities for youth and young adults in the County between the ages of 14-29 while identifying areas for improvement. 

  • The overarching recommendation was to create a community-led collaborative youth strategy to guide the implementation of recommendations, including youth and young adult representation. 

  • In 2020 youth-serving organizations within the community were invited to participate on the Youth Strategy Steering Committee. 

  • To adhere to the principle of "nothing about us without us," the Next Gen initiative was established as a means to engage self-identified youth and young adults to help create the change they would like to see in Strathcona County! 

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Strathcona County Next Gen is an initiative brought to you in collaboration with Strathcona County partners. 

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