1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
|We aim to educate and empower youth to provide meaningful input and to take action on local issues, and have loads of fun!|
|In short, as a committee of City Council, the mandate of the CEYC is to advise City Council and City administration/staff on issues, projects and developments that affect youth in Edmonton. There are many different ways to get involved and contribute, and in many different areas of interest!It is our goal to build a group of young people that represent Edmonton's diversity of perspectives, experiences and knowledge, and who can work together toward the improvement of youth opportunities and experiences from a policy and advocacy level. (And we always do our best to have fun in whatever we do!|
|The Youth Council is organized in a way that aims to appropriately and effectively represent the youth of Edmonton, and make it easy for members to be involved and pick the area of work in the City that they are want to be involved in.
The Youth Council has two main objectives:
1. It provides feedback and input to City Council, municipal government and
other various civic committees on issues affecting youth. This is often
accomplished by placing youth councilors on committees for a period of
time in order to give feedback on issues.
2. It works on its own projects it thinks deal with issues important to youth
around the city, and this is accomplished by establishing ad-hoc
The Youth Council’s functional parts:
The General Assembly (GA) consists of all members of the Youth Council. In 2015 there are 19 Youth who sit on the GA. Meetings of the GA occur once a month, on the first Wednesday, start at 5:30pm and end no later than 8:30pm. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held at City Hall. GA meetings serve to provide an overview of all activities of the Youth Council since the last meeting, to allow people to stay informed, learn about what is going on in the city and to make decisions as a group by voting. GA meetings observe procedures as outlined in Robert’s Rules.
Standing committees of the Youth Council are permanent, year-to-year committees of the Youth Council. There are currently five: Arts, City Planning/Infrastructure, Engagement, Health and Wellness, and Social Equity. Standing committees set their own meeting schedules to suit their work and needs. Each committee is made up from CEYC members and appointed Youth at Large members.
|Educate and empower youth to provide meaningful input and to take action on local issues and municipal politics in Edmonton.|