Youth Network

Youth Network

Join us!

Who: Anyone between the ages of 14 to 24

What: Join us every other week to connect with other like-minded young people as we learn about local and global eco-issues and news, opportunities to help the planet and more. 

The Youth Network Program provides both online and in-person activities such as: 

    • Special Guest Speakers (check out the photo gallery further below of some of the amazing speakers who have inspired us!) 
    • Eco-film Screenings + post-film discussions
    • Hikes and Opportunities to Connect with Nature
    • Learning about Climate Change terms such as adaptation, mitigation, resiliency
    • Hands-on Habitat Restoration and Clean Up events
    • Invasive Plant Removals
    • Event Greening at Popular Burlington events
    • Special Events and Webinars
    • Volunteering for our Social Media Subcommittee

And more!

Where: Hybrid – some in person and some via Zoom

When: Bi-weekly, with one online and one in-person event each month. Online gatherings are on Mondays via Zoom at 4:30 pm in addition to one in-person event per month.

Registration: You do not need to register to attend our meetings, and we will let you know when you need to register/sign-up for our in-person events.

How: All online meetings use the same Zoom link (here)

Volunteer Hours: Time spent in meetings and at events can be eligible for volunteer hours & we record eligible hours internally, (so you don’t need to keep track).

*In order to be eligible, attendees MUST fill out a provided attendance form, and participate actively in our meetings AND complete our post-meeting survey questions.

All Are Welcome: The BGYN is an open and inclusive space for anyone in the age range of 14-24.

Volunteer Waiver: We require a completed volunteer waiver if you are going to be attending any in-person events with the BGYN (including in-person meetings). Please have your parents complete it if you are under 18, and don’t forget to include your signature as well.

Please read our Accessible Customer Service Handbook [] before confirming on your waiver that you’ve completed AODA training.

Note: A criminal record check and AODA training are not required for participation in BGYN meetings

Contact us if you have questions!


Upcoming meetings & events:

On Mon, August 14th from 4:30-6:30pm the BGYN will be hosting a zoom meet up with a Guest Speaker from our friends at Field and Stream Rescue Team. We will have the incredible Becca Kempen joining us to share more about her unique eco-journey. Learn more about her by clicking her name below…

Becca is a recent graduate of the Ecosystem Restoration through Niagara College and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with a double minor in Zoology and Geography from the University of Guelph. She has a strong passion for science communication, with a particular interest in topics under the umbrella of ecology, sustainability, and human geography.

As a Project Coordinator for the Field and Stream Rescue Team, Becca is an active community member that is creating, advertising, and running volunteer-based events that include litter clean-ups, invasive species removals, native flora plantings, and bio-engineering projects. The FSRT works closely with Conservation Halton and the City of Burlington, in addition to working with other environmental organizations in the Hamilton-Halton Region.

In her spare time, Becca enjoys exploring nature with her dog River, photography, kayaking, vegetarian cuisine, and sharing her knowledge about the biophysical environment with anyone willing to have a conversation. She is forever inspired by the work and practices of Aldo Leopold, known as the father of wildlife ecology. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this online event via this Zoom link (here).

Contact us if you have questions!

Follow Us On Instagram: We try our best to post new opportunities on our BurlingtonGreen Youth Network Instagram Page. Following us is a great way to stay tuned into eco-news and opportunities, you can find our page here.

Follow Us On TikTok: Our TikTok is new so please follow us and get your friends to follow us too!! Check it out here.

Meet some of our inspiring guest speakers


What members are saying about the BGYN:

More youth voices:

“My favourite things about the Network are collaborating with other youth and all the volunteer opportunities.”

“It’s the best way to meet with environmental club members from schools in Burlington to share ideas.”

“Being a part of the BGYN has been one of the best experiences of my life! I have learned so much, from both the youth and the facilitators of the group, about how to lead a sustainable lifestyle and make environmentally conscious decisions.”

“My experience as a BGYN member has been the absolute most motivating, empowering, educational and impactful volunteer opportunity I’ve ever had to date.”