Youth and young adults survey

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About the Youth Needs and Assets Assessment

Initiated by Council, the Youth Needs and Assets Assessment explored existing opportunities for youth and young adults in the County between the ages of 14-29, while identifying areas for improvement.

The Youth Needs and Assets Assessment (YNAA) final report provided six key areas for the County to consider as it works towards meeting the needs of youth and young adults. The key themes emerging from the data included communication and engagement, collaboration, mental health, gathering spaces, transportation and affordability.

The key themes were identified through engagements with youth, young adults, parents, and agencies throughout the community. The report’s data and recommendations provide an important foundation for exploring future approaches to help meet the needs of youth and young adults in Strathcona County.

The Youth Strategy

The YNAA report proposed a community-led collaborative strategy to guide the implementation of recommendations. A youth strategy is currently being developed to address the shared commitment that youth (13-24) need to feel connected, included, supported and have access to a range of programs and services that meet their needs without having to leave Strathcona County. 

Soon we will ask for feedback from youth in a variety of ways. If you would like to participate in feedback session for youth, please contact for more information.

Supports and resources 

Information about local supports and resources can be accessed through Family and Community Services, or you can browse our list of local support resources.

Family and Community Services
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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