From the youth presentation at yesterday's large city UBCM forum.
Saanich has built a stand alone teen centre and staffs many programs that engage youth in their community. They sound to have a great mentorship and youth development program.
Vancouver youth have helped their city hall train planning staff on how to talk to youth. I must admit that sometimes I find it challenging talking to youth about issues - I want to make it relevant and interesting to them, but don't quite know if I am resonating. So, Vancouver has a great program. Also very notable and challenging are Vancouver efforts that bring youth from vastly different situations (homeless youth, youth from wealthier neighborhoods, etc) around the same table to work on projects.