YOUTH INFILTRATION MANUAL

If you've ever had any doubt that your organizing, advocacy, or voice don't matter – watch this video! Local leaders across Canada share how valuable it is when youth push them to take ambitious climate action.

The Infiltration Manual aims to demystify municipal governance structures and provide youth with practical knowledge and tools on how to take climate action at the local level. It covers a range of topics, including:


  • An overview of the structure of municipal government
  • A roadmap on how to gather community support
  • Tips on how to present an initiative to Council
  • A variety of email, meeting, and petition templates

This manual is divided into four sections, each composed of several modules that serve as your go-to guide for all municipal government and climate action questions. Interspersed throughout the manual are examples and insider tips. Use the table of contents to skip to the modules most relevant to you.

The Infiltration Manual was designed by Maya Kamal. This partnership between Youth Climate Lab and Climate Caucus was generously funded by the McConnell Foundation.