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City of Brampton unveils lineup of free events and activities for National Youth Week celebrations

​​​​BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton is celebrating National Youth Week (NYW), taking place from May 1 to May 7, 2024. 

National Youth Week is an annual celebration recognizing the valuable role of young people in building a strong and resilient city and encourages local youth to continue to get involved and give back to the community. Last year, the City welcomed more than 1,200 youth at its National Youth Week events and activities. 

This year, generously sponsored by Domino’s Pizza Canada and Royal Bank of Canada, youth aged 14 to 29 are invited to participate in a variety of free activities, including sports, arts, leadership workshops and volunteer opportunities. Some events include: 

  • Basketball and Soccer Tournament 
  • Free drop-in programs 
  • Job Information Fair and Employment Ready Workshops 
  • Retro Rolling Skate Night  
  • Outdoor Social Scavenger Hunt   
  • We Play Too, Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Conference 
  • Parks Community Clean Up 
  • Arts Inside: Songwriters Circle & Inspiration 

In addition, generously sponsored by Alectra, youth 10 to 17 can join free after-school drop-in basketball programs from May 1 to June 28. The drop-ins will be available at:  

  • Cassie Campbell Community Centre  
  • Century Gardens Recreation Centre 
  • Gore Meadows Community Centre  
  • Susan Fennell Sportsplex  

Visit for a schedule and more information. 

The City of Brampton’s Economic Development team is also hosting the following events during National Youth Week: 

  • Wolfhacks Hackathon: Organized by Chinguacousy Secondary School, this is the largest hackathon within the Peel District School Board (PDSB.Wolfhacks will be bringing nearly 400 participants to Brampton City Hall, focusing on Brampton’s 2040 Vision as this year’s theme. 
  • Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship (Webinar): Youth can learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the programs and supports that are available to support them on their entrepreneurial journey. 
  • Education Week School Event: The Future is Now: Featuring speaking engagements by entrepreneurs, an exciting raffle featuring prizes from local businesses and a captivating showcase of student artwork, the event will educate the community about starting a business while fostering our students' artistic talents. 


During NYW, the City will also be launching the new Brampton Discovery Youth Pass. This pass is for youth ages 13 to 18 and encourages them to experience City facilities, take part in engaging activities, attend exclusive events and create unforgettable memories across the city by highlighting all Brampton has to offer. 

Brampton is proud to be home to approximately 150,000 youth ages 14 to 29. The City remains committed to creating safe and accessible spaces that encourage learning and connectedness and offering a wide range of programs to meet the needs and interests of young people in Brampton. 

For more information about National Youth Week in Brampton, to view a full list of activities and to register for programs and events, visit​


“At the City of Brampton, we believe every young person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. National Youth Week is an opportunity to celebrate the energy, creativity and achievements of young residents. This week-long celebration highlights the value youth bring to our city and provides them with opportunities to engage, grow and thrive. I look forward to seeing our youth come together to make lasting memories.” 
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton 
“Creating opportunities for Brampton youth to build connections while feeling valued and supported is a priority for the City and I am delighted to come together to celebrate National Youth Week once again. These events and activities showcase the talent and creativity of young people in Brampton and reinforce the importance of youth engagement and empowerment." 
Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton 
“We are excited to celebrate another National Youth Week in Brampton. Through these free activities, we aim to nurture leadership, creativity, and community spirit among our youth population. We believe that investing in our youth today ensures a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow for all of Brampton and we are committed to providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed.” Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton              

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