This profile is one of fifteen stories examining youth involvement in community economic development (CED). The profiles have been produced as part of the Canadian CED Network's efforts to encourage effective practices in youth leadership and engagement to enhance the social and economic conditions of Canada's communities.
The Environmental Youth Alliance is more than an environmental organization. Like organizations that take a community economic development (CED) approach in their work, EYA approaches sustainable development in an integrated manner that addresses environmental, social, and economic goals together. EYA is a non-profit, non-governmental charity, "a community development organization dedicated to improving the physical and social environment through hands on community projects that involve, train and employ young people, and to creating sustainable living alternatives that are concretely measurable and attainable".
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