How to get involved if you are a youth partner

Youth Expert Panel

The Youth Expert Panel is made up of youth between the ages of 15-30 who bring to light the challenges that youth face in the District of Sudbury and Manitoulin. It is run by two elected co-chairs.

Members meet once a month to discuss future plans, strategize and provide feedback. The co-chairs report on matters discussed at the Board level, and the youth expert panel provide feedback.

Projects completed by the Youth Expert Panel:

  • Hope | Espoir Campaign
  • Redemption Ball: A Mask-erade
  • Multicultural Potluck
  • Northern Lights Festival Boreal booth 2022 and 2023
  • Redefining Success 2023
  • and many more

There are no qualifications to join.
We pay you for your time.

Fill in the Intake Form, and our Community Engagement Coordinator will be in contact with you.

Help us, Help Youth Leaders Continue
to Turn Nickel City into Gold

Future North began as an idea – a vision – to build a better Future for youth of the North. We started as part of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Initiative and our impact continues to grow thanks to you, our community. We are guided by the statement Nothing about us, without us. The upcoming months will be pivotal for us, as we are nearing the end of our time under the CBYF initiative umbrella. Your support will help us to sustain our work, enabling us to continue to work alongside youth and enhance their opportunities in Sudbury and Manitoulin

Your donation is secure and tax deductible. You will receive a confirmation email after donating. You can cancel a recurring donation anytime.

Join the Youth Empowerment Program

Future North is hiring! The Youth Empowerment Program is an ongoing project where youth are trained as Youth Engagement Workshop Facilitators, and are paid for each workshop they deliver in-person and/or virtually.

  • Improve education outcomes
  • Increase employability skills
  • Paid training
  • In-field experience
  • Improve communication and presentation skills that are necessary to both education and workplace settings
  • Boost your confidence

This employment opportunity allows the flexibility a lot of youth require to make a livable wage while pursuing other opportunities simultaneously. The nature of the work means that youth can work as independent freelancers, creating training sessions that fit within their lifestyles/schedules, with both in-person and virtual offerings.

*Youth: 15 to 30 years old


Applications for youth communities COMING SOON

Connecting youth-led communities, clubs, associations and organizations in the districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin through one network, giving them a space to share their upcoming projects and synergize partnership opportunities. The Network for Youth Communities meets four times a year for in-depth meetings and networking. It is incredibly important for the North to be connected and partner together to bring meaningful projects to our communities.

from partners and youth


“I really enjoyed the community building aspect of this project. It was nice getting to connect with other people in our community who are doing great work. I also really like the premise of the project. I think it’s so important for young people to hear these messages and to be exposed to different types of role models.”

Anonymous Participant of Redefining Success 2023

“[…] Their passion, creativity, and commitment to positive youth engagement initiatives have left a lasting impact on our work. We are extremely grateful for their invaluable contributions.”

Keltie Melanson
Engagement Specialist
Compass, Child & Youth Mental Health

“[…] We highly recommend Future North for any workshops related to empowerment, social justice, anti-oppression work and anything in between.”

Fionna Tough
Urban Food Coordinator
ReThink Green