BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) worked with the Town of Creston to develop a ‘Youth Engagement Strategy’, much like BCHC has previously done in Castlegar (2011). BCHC developed and facilitated a series of surveys, asset mapping sessions, key informant interviews, and consultations with youth, service providers, and the community at large.
- To help define the role of local government in supporting youth engagement and their relationships with service providers;
- To provide a roadmap for local government and service providers on how to provide long-term, sustainable engagement that builds on the current opportunities of the CDYF; and,
- To use research tools to ensure a full spectrum of youth and service provider voices and views are heard.