The Durham Youth Council was originally founded in 2010 and we are the longest for youth, by youth, Youth Council in Durham and across Ontario. 

Our unique organization is ran by youth living or learning in Durham Region. Outside of our Executive Director and our Advisory Board, everything done by DYC is done by the youth of Durham themselves. 

Composition is as follows:

Youth Regional Chair of Durham

Pickering: 3 Youth Councillors 

Ajax: 3 Youth Councillors

Whitby: 4 Youth Councillors

Oshawa: 5 Youth Councillors

Clarington: 2 Youth Councillors

North Durham (Brock, Scugog & Uxbridge): 3 Youth Councillors

Each Municipality within Durham Region receives a seat on the DYC Board of Directors. Board seats are reserved for either a Local or Regional Councillor from their respective community. Board appointments are made by the Durham Youth Council in consultation with community leaders and our Executive Director. 


The Youth Regional Chair & Our Youth Councillors represent youth at various roundtables, local events, charitable fundraisers and through volunteering in their community. The Youth Regional Chair & Council are expected to engage with their constituents, those aged 14-26, on a regular basis through community initiatives, social media and at events.

As one of Durham's most vibrant youth organizations, we take pride in hosting annual clean-ups in local municipalities as well as our long standing commitment to give-back to other local charities that support youth. 

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