Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process” and that’s we are bringing youth together from across Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe to engage in our national political process.
I want to hear from the youth in our community and I am inviting anyone from the ages of 15-18 to apply to the 2017-2018 Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Youth Council where you’ll be able to have your voice heard on important issues and also contribute to the development of our community by participating in various local projects.
The Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Youth Council is now open for applications until October 25th and will include 12 young Canadians from different schools, neighborhoods and backgrounds.
Once selected, the council will be meeting several times through the year to discuss 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.
If you want to join the Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Youth Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506.851.3310.
Youth of MRD-we want to hear from you, so make your voices heard!
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P.
Follow the #youthmatters conversation on twitter: @cyc_cjc
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHO can apply?
Anyone from the ages of 15-18 who lives in the constituency or goes to school here. We are seeking youth with different interests, experiences and takes on the world. All voices are welcome!
HOW can you apply?
Contact your MP’s Office via telephone or email before October 16th, 2017.
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 until 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. The notes from these discussions will be reported back to government to help inform decision making. The council will also partake in a community project.
WHY should you apply for the CYC?
- 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.
- Your time on the council is volunteer experience! Check with your school counsellor before starting to see how they would like you to track your hours.
- 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.