The application period for the 2016-2017 FCYC is now closed. Check back in August for next year’s application process.
The Fredericton Constituency Youth Council is a brand new initiative that I’m excited to be a part of. The Council is composed of 18 young people aged between 14 and 24 years old. Members are assigned to one of three groups and are tasked with selecting a public policy issue of their choice in order to prepare an annual project within our community and finally present a report that I will in turn bring to my colleagues in Ottawa at the end of the term.
The Council will meet as a group several times a year in order 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 federal government makes.
Youth who are selected for the council will also learn about the Canadian political process, different issue areas under federal jurisdiction, gain valuable leadership skills and earn volunteer hours. Each member will also earn a certificate at the end of the Youth Council term, which will run roughly from September to May.
Applications to join next year’s Fredericton Constituency Youth Council will be available in August 2017.
For more information and to follow the work of this year’s team, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CJCFrederictonCYC/
I look forward to hearing from you.
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