Environmental Youth-Adult Partnerships

The Environmental Youth-Adult Partnerships (EYAP) Project was a collaboration that helped us to uphold good practices for youth and adults to work together for positive change in our communities across Ontario.

Working Together for Change

The EYAP Project stemmed from the experiences of Ecosource’s Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) program and endeavored to strengthen intergenerational learning and action within the environmental movement in Ontario. Individuals and organizations that participated in environmentally-focused youth-adult partnerships came together to share ideas, good practices, tools and resources from 2009-2011. Research, tools and activities collected as part of this project are available in the Environmental Youth-Adult Partnerships Guide.

PEYA and Ecosource operate under the following broad definition of youth-adult partnership: “Youth and adults teach one another, learn from one another and act together. Decision making is shared.”