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Campbell River’s Youth Action Committee goes virtual

Campbell River teenagers who want to have a say in city activities or policies will have a chance to do it this fall, with COVID-19 precautions.

The city’s Youth Action Committee (YAC) is going virtual, and new members are now encouraged to join.

“We’re looking for young people, grades 9 to 12,” says city manager Deborah Sargent. “This is a huge opportunity for youth to have their say on civic matters and to help shape the community’s future.” 

YAC provides city staff and council members with a youth perspective on community topics like safety, recreation, transportation, downtown revitalization, promoting a youth-friendly city, and the environment.

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Members learn about local government and develop valuable skills for resumes and post-secondary applications.

“In response to the pandemic, YAC meetings were temporarily suspended last March,” says committee liaison Laura Hougham.

“We now have the green light to proceed on a virtual platform, which will involve youth in meaningful engagement opportunities where their perspectives can influence positive community change.”

YAC launches again this fall with a workshop at the beginning of October. 

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Application forms for the Youth Action Committee are available through school offices, City Hall or online here.

Applications will be accepted until October 2nd at 4:30pm at school offices, City Hall, or by email to [email protected].

To learn more, send an email to [email protected].

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