The Kitchener Youth Action Council (KYAC) is for young people aged 14 and 24 who want to make a positive difference in the community. These inspiring young people make Kitchener a better place for everyone in our community.

On this page:

  1. About KYAC
  2. Past events and projects
  3. Join KYAC

About KYAC

KYAC members work together to take action across our community. They accomplish things like:

  • planning and running events in support of current youth needs
  • running the KYAC Youth Awards
  • sharing opinions with the City and regional government to help ensure young people are considered when decisions are made
  • sharing their ideas and views by speaking at city council meetings and community events
  • supporting other youth-focused groups and organizations in our community

By joining KYAC, you can:

  • meet new people
  • share your ideas
  • support your community
  • build your resume
  • earn a great reference
  • have fun!

Past events and projects

Some of the events and projects KYAC members have worked on include:

  • Youth Thriftin' Nights
  • KYAC Youth Awards
  • Winter Warm Up! with KidsAbility
  • social media takeovers
  • electronic recycling drive
  • post-secondary education panel
  • Youth Month events


Applications to join KYAC are closed. Subscribe to this page to get an email when applications open again.


KYAC members must:

  • be between 14 and 24 years old
  • live in or attend school in the City of Kitchener
  • be able to attend weekly in-person meetings on Thursday evenings

Application process

After you apply, we'll contact you to set up an informal interview with two current members and a city staff person. This group will determine your eligibility and let you know if you're a successful applicant.