As a volunteer organization, Youth Justice Ontario derives its strength from its member agencies. Drawing from the knowledge and energy of volunteer members gives us the ability to be represented on a variety of government think tanks and advisory committees.
Members of Youth Justice Ontario receive numerous benefits including access to the members area of this website where they can participate in our discussion forums and access important information. Our members area also provides a calendar of events, discussions, a download area for important files such as employment opportunities, and past meeting minutes from Youth Justice Ontario meetings.
Further membership opportunities are listed below:
Youth Justice Ontario Board of Directors
Comprised of three representatives from each of the four regions of Ontario. These zones are: Zone 1 (North), Zone 2 (East), Zone 3 (West) and Zone 4 (Central).
Within your own Zone at least three or four times a year to meet with colleagues, problem solve, network and give feedback to the board through your elected regional directors.
Regional Conference Committees
Each year the Zone that is hosting the YJO Annual Conference plans and administers a major conference on youth justice issues. Any member agency within the hosting Zones has the opportunity to be part of this planning committee.
Youth Justice Advisory Committee
A high level committee meeting with the senior level bureaucrats and politicos at least four times a year for input into ministry activities.
In addition to the opportunities to be involved at higher levels of government and activities, members will receive preferential enrollment to our conferences, regular updates, and minutes from Board Meetings, one vote per member on any issue affecting the membership and the opportunity to network at a broad level within your industry.