Government of New Brunswick

Promoting Positive Youth and Community Development


A Handbook for Implementation

The New Brunswick Youth Engagement Initiative is a youth led and adult supported initiative that attempts to meaningfully engage youth in community-based activities that contribute to the development of protective factors that prevent or reduce problem substance use, bullying, criminal activity, etc. and promote resiliency and positive mental health among all youth.

This initiative promotes the relationships between youth and adults through connections, drawing on strengths from relationships built and providing youth leadership opportunities in the community.

As part of the Initiative, the Department of Health, with financial assistance from Health Canada’s Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund created an eBook to assist communities to bring positive change to their area. The eBook has a variety of information on working with youth in general, and more about the New Brunswick Youth Engagement Initiative. The eBook can be found in the right hand menu.