The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is made up of between 10 to 12 youth in grades 9-12 who are interested in contributing to making Campbell River a youth friendly city. The Youth Action Committee provides youth with an opportunity to share their perspectives and input in City decision making, and to learn about local government. Each year, the Youth Action Committee focuses on a combination of providing feedback on City projects and initiatives, and carrying out a youth-led project, selected and steered by the committee. The Youth Action Committee advises on a range of projects including art, recreation, transportation, environmental initiatives, and other community issues.
Youth Engagement Strategy
The City of Campbell River has a Youth Engagement Strategy that was developed by Campbell River youth and City staff. It provides guidelines for meaningful engagement of youth and requires that City projects and plans seeking public input work toward 10% of public consultation being with youth. For more information click here.
The City of Campbell River, School District 72 and the RCMP signed the Youth Charter in 2012. The Youth Charter is a vision for the future in Campbell River developed by Campbell River youth. To view the Youth Charter click here.
2019/2020 Committee Members
- Alysha Irvine
- Emily McLean
- Phillip McLeod - Co-Chair
- Devin Meier
- Cait Newton
- Michelle Sewell
- Bethany Stewart - Rotating Secretary
- Cameryn Turgeon
- Taylor Van Hove - Rotating Secretary
- Lokman Wong - Chair
- Lokwing Wong - Rotating Secretary
Meetings are generally held twice a month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Enterprise Centre, 900 Alder St.
Contact Jennifer McGowan or Laura Hougham to confirm.
Spaces are still available for interested youth to Join YAC for the 2020-21 term! Students are encouraged to complete and submit an application package as soon as possible. Applications can be accepted at your school office, at City Hall, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, email: email@example.com
New members are recruited for the Youth Action Committee each September.