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Regional Chair's Youth Advisory Panel

Are you a teen who wants to make a difference in Niagara?

Then we want your passion, skill and talent to help build Niagara's future.

Do you care about where you live, work and play? We're looking for teens aged 13 to 19 to join the new Regional Chair's Youth Advisory Panel.

As a panel member, you'll provide recommendations, advice and information to Council and staff on issues that affect Niagara teens.

What you'll do

As a member of the advisory panel, you'll:

  • Provide a fresh perspective on matters that affect you every day, such as the environment, public transportation, housing and homelessness, mental health and other issues that impact communities across Niagara
  • Give advice on policies, programs and services that affect you and other young people in your community
  • Identify gaps and barriers, and suggest ideas to increase participation in Regional programs and services
  • Promote engagement in local government and explore issues of diversity and multiculturalism
  • Review meeting materials before the meeting and complete assigned activities
  • Participate in working groups, where needed, and work with panel members to identify projects for the future
  • Attend six meetings, or more if needed

Membership and term

We'll select 12 teens with different backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints to join the panel - one from each of the 12 municipalities in Niagara. One Regional councillor will serve as a volunteer on the panel.

Selected members will serve a one-year term, with an option to renew for a second year.

For more information, see the terms of reference.

Apply for the Youth Advisory Panel

If you're a teen who wants to make a difference in Niagara and are interested in building a better future, then we want to hear from you.

Apply to the Regional Chair's Youth Advisory Panel and bring your voice to Niagara's future.

Deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m.

Apply for the Youth Advisory Panel

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