Constituency Youth Council (CYC)
On November 25, 2016, 22 high school gathered at my constituency office for our first-ever Constituency Youth Council (CYC) meeting. Their goal was to focus on issues in the community that we were passionate about, ones where young people could create real change.
The Council meets several times a month to discuss these issues of interest: homelessness in the community, poverty, global warming and youth employment opportunities. Not content to just talk about these issues, the council has started several projects to raise money for and awareness about them, including a local bottle drive and a clothing drive. Through these initiatives the CYC continues to learn leadership skills, the importance of teamwork and the power of grassroots, community-based change.
I’m proud to work with a government that is so strongly committed to meaningful youth engagement, and I’m proud to support the work of the Mission — Matsqui — Fraser Canyon Constituency Youth Council. I am am consistently impressed with these young leaders and the quality of both their ideas and dedication to volunteerism. Keep it up!
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