Youth Initiatives

Encouraging young people to be involved in water stewardship activities is an important part of the Water Strategy. Building awareness among youth on water and stewardship creates informed leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow. Although public engagement and youth outreach are often components that are built into broader water stewardship implementation activities, there are also specific education and outreach projects being undertaken.

One ongoing initiative is the Annual NWT Youth Water Stewardship Multimedia Contest! The spectacular collection of photos, art and video captures the many meanings of water and water stewardship to youth and their communities throughout the NWT. These submissions are the images used throughout this website. 

The NWT Youth Water Stewardship and Mentorship Grant Program provides funding to youth 18 to 30 years old for projects that support the goals and vision of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy. 

Watch for the next Call For Applications in Fall 2020!

To learn more about the program click here: The NWT Youth Water Stewardship and Mentorship Grant Program 

There are also multiple water stewardship public education that have emerged from partnerships and projects since 2010. To access these resources please search under the Resources tab.