Matt DeCourcey

Your member of parliament for


Fredericton

Matt DeCourcey

Your member of parliament for


Fredericton

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FAQ: Constituency Youth Council

Your MP wants to hear from youth in the community and is inviting all young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to apply to the Fredericton Constituency Youth Council. As a part of a commitment to meaningful youth engagement in Canada’s government, we are making it easier for young Canadians to have their say closer to home with their Member of Parliament.

The Fredericton Constituency Youth Council application period will open in September 2017 and will include youth from different schools, neighborhoods and local associations. Once selected, the council will meet several times through the year to discuss important issues that matter to you, your community and your country. Following the example of our Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, the feedback gathered in our discussions will be used to understand the perspective of youth in the decisions the government makes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

WHO can apply?

Anyone aged 14-24 who lives in the constituency or works/goes to school here. Your MP is seeking youth with different interests, experiences and takes on the world. All voices are welcome!

HOW can you apply?

Application details will be released in September. Like the FCYC Facebook page for more details.

How much TIME do you have to commit to the council?

The council will meet several times per year to discuss different topics and organize community projects. The expected time commitment is roughly 2 to 5 hours per month and the council will conduct its work from October till June.

WHAT does the council do?

Members of the council will share their ideas, opinions and concerns on a selection of topics with each other and their MP. They will have the opportunity to meet with a range of community leaders and participate in skill building workshops. The council will be divided into three taskforces and assigned a Mentor. Each taskforce will conduct a research project throughout their term on a topic of their choice and produce a report with a series of recommendations to the government on how best to address the issue. The council will also partake in a community project starting in the winter.

WHY should you apply for the FCYC?

  1. You get valuable face to face time with your member of parliament and your ideas are shared to help shape choices on policies and the direction of government.
  2. Your time on the council is volunteer experience!
  3. Your MP will provide you with an official House of Commons Certificate as a member of the Youth Council for the constituency which you can include in applications for work or post-secondary education.

Who is your MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT?

The member of parliament for Fredericton is Matt DeCourcey.

Get Connected with other youth across the country: https://www.facebook.com/cyc2016cjc/

Follow the #youthmatters conversation on twitter: https://twitter.com/cyc_cjc

Or contact your MP by phone, (506-452-4110) or email, matt.decourcey@parl.gc.ca

Apply and share your voice on the issues that matter most to you!