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Planet Youth Lanark County

Planet Youth is not a program—it’s a new approach to identifying and establishing long-term, community-driven strategies that promote positive social and environmental change. It was pioneered in Iceland over 20 years ago — since then, the youth substance use rate there has gone from 48% to less than 5% in 2017. After long delays due to the pandemic, surveys asking “high school students are, how they are feeling, and what services they need” have now been conducted. The survey data has been analyzed will go to schools and municipalities. Collaboration by all stakeholders will decide on a course of action suitable for each community.


foodcoreLGL is a coalition of food activists and organizations who work to take practical steps to realize the vision of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Food Charter. Connect with them on their Facebook page.

Healthy Community Partnership

The Healthy Community Partnership is an umbrella concept for community work to help enhance the health and well-being of communities through inter-sectoral collaboration, partnerships and community engagement.

Every Kid in our Community

Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds and Grenville generates positive change for children and their families by bringing together key players from our communities, including those who may not have previously engaged due to perceived agency or professional boundaries.

Those Kids – Are Our Kids: Working Group on Youth Leisure and Recreation

Community influencers are working together to leverage the partnership of the agencies in the community that have access to youth and the responsibility for community development around youth programming. Leisure time is identified as an issue with youth because traditional sources of leisure (parents, schools, and churches) no longer necessarily fulfill that role in the community so it is difficult for kids to make decisions on what to do with their free time.

Lanark Planning Council for Children and Youth

The Lanark County Planning Council (LCPC) provides leadership and coordination to enable optimal development and healthy living for Lanark County children, youth, and their families.

Community Harm Reduction Steering Committee

The Community Harm Reduction Steering Committee is a locally driven initiative of community partners working together to move harm reduction strategies forward across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.