Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process” and that’s why MP Bryan May is proud to host a youth council to bring youth together from across Cambridge and North Dumfries to engage with the federal political process.
MP Bryan May wants to hear from youth in the community and is inviting anyone who lives in and attends high school in the riding of Cambridge to apply to the Cambridge Constituency Youth Council.
The Cambridge Constituency Youth Council is accepting applications until October 13th and will include youth from different schools, neighborhoods and community organizations. Once selected, the Council will meet monthly to discuss issues that matter to our community and our country.
The term length of the Council will be October 2017 to June 2018. The first half of the term will consist of meetings to discuss issues affecting youth and advise MP May of the youth perspective on these issues. During the second half of the term, Council participants will organize and host a youth oriented town hall or consultation.
Who can apply?
Anyone who attends high school and lives in the Federal riding of Cambridge. The school does not need to be located in the riding. MP May is seeking youth with different interests, experiences and takes on the world. To determine what riding you live in, or what riding your school is in, check the Elections Canada website.
How can you apply?
All applicants must fill out the online application form before October 6th, 2017.
What does the Cambridge Constituency Youth Council do?
Members of the Council will share their ideas, opinions and concerns on a selection of topics with each other and with their Member of Parliament. The Council will also organize and host a major event (a consultation or town hall) during the second half of their term.
How much time do you have to commit to the Council?
The Council will meet each month from October to June. Each meeting should last about 2 hours, however, members should be able to commit additional time for their own research and any additional work required for the event they choose to host. Terms on the council will be 9 months from October until June. Members are permitted to reapply for the following year.
Why should you apply for the CYC?
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