Chilliwack – With the additional funding received from the City of Chilliwack for Chilliwack Community Services’ (CCS) Youth Recreation Program, CCS along with the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee (CYC), inclusive of many local agencies, will implement a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to enhance existing youth services provided to ages 12 to 18 in Chilliwack.
YAC will meet every other Monday starting in October 2019.
What is YAC?
The committee will consist of 12-16 youth who will represent the diverse youth population of Chilliwack.
The youth on the committee will be a representation of youth voices whose purpose is to advocate on behalf of youth through identifying, improving, and increasing services and programs for youth in Chilliwack.
YAC will be involved in volunteer opportunities in the community. They will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate large and small community-wide events focused on bringing youth together to connect, learn, and grow.
YAC will work with the Mayor and City Council to ensure youth voices are being incorporated into city-wide initiatives.
YAC will support the coordination, awareness, and communication of existing and new youth resources and services in our community to all youth.
Canvassing for the youth candidates for YAC is fully inclusive. CCS will be contacting local agencies in collaboration with the CYC to identify youth from public and private secondary schools. The youth will be encouraged to apply before mid-September 2019. Candidates selected will be interviewed.