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Welcome to the YFC Recognition Program

Let's make Ontario Youth Friendly!

The online application is now open. The deadline for submission is January 6, 2020.

A YOUTH FRIENDLY community is one that actively supports and provides opportunities for the growth and development of youth (ages 13 to 19) through play.

Are you interested in having your community designated as 'Youth Friendly'? If so, Play Works looks forward to receiving your application!

Take a moment to find out more about Play Works, the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program, and what you might need to know to being the application process.

To apply, go to the How to Apply tab and begin your journey in becoming recognized as a Youth Friendly Community.

The Play Works Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program online application portal is made possible through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


If you are the Lead Applicant, please follow the instructions below. If you are a Co-Applicant, you do not have to register to participate in this process.

1. Orientation Webinar

Before registering in the system, contact Play Works for an Orientation Webinar. The Webinar will walk you through the application process and provide helpful tips on how to collect information to include in your application.

2. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

3. Log in

Log in to the system with your email and password.

4. Instructions

Read the Lead Applicant instructions.

5. Create

Create your online submission.

6. Save

During the Call for Submission period, your submission can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the tab when the submission is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your submission by clicking on the icon in the Submission Summary section.

7. Submit

On completion, save your Submission as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your submission for your records by clicking on the icon in the Submission Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Submission period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact Play Works or call 416-426-7142.

First time visitor? Use the "Register" button below. Once you submit your registration, use the "Log in" button below and start your online application.

Returning visitor? Use the "Log in" button below and start your online application.

Lead Applicants must participate in an Orientation Webinar prior to beginning the application process.

Orientation Webinars:
1:00 pm Thursday, June 13
1:00 pm Monday, June 17

If you cannot participate in either webinar, please contact Vance Kornobis at to request a recorded version of the orientation webinar.