The Council does its best to ensure inclusivity and diversity of youth perspectives.  Youth council members range from 12-17 years old.  Members primarily consist of youth from the community served by the Council.  Certain exceptions may apply based on the number of council positions available.  There is a maximum of 15 youth council member positions available at any given time based on funding.  Youth council members are nominated by adult allies or other community partners.  

Tasks of youth council members include -

  • Shared leadership at council meetings by charing, minute taking, leading activities (as required) and voting on council decisions

  • Providing ideas and feedback on all council related activities, both at meetings and outside of meetings

  • Leadership on youth-led working groups outside of meetings

  • Completion of agreed-upon tasks

  • Engaging with peers to promote the initiative so they can get involved in volunteer opportunities 

  • Community engagement to spread awareness about the initiative and build relationships with adults

  • Attendance at most council monthly meetings

  • Preparation for meetings by reading previous minutes and other related communications

  • Completion of Our Kids Network and Ontario Trillium Foundation evaluation surveys

  • All other tasks as needed by the council

Youth Council Member Description