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City of St. Catharines

PO Box 3012, 50 Church St.
St. Catharines ON L2R 7C2

Tel: 905.688.5600

Fax: 905.682.3631

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)

 

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee

Committee Type

Advisory committee or task force

Purpose

The City of St. Catharines Mayor's Youth Advisory committee will provide a voice for the youth of St. Catharines, while advising council of important recreational and social issues concerning the City's younger population. The committee may also coordinate events for the youth of St. Catharines throughout the school year.

Vision

It is the vision of the committee to provide a communication link between the youth of St. Catharines and the City Council and to encourage facilities and programs that will enhance the quality of life for youth in our community while promoting sustainable youth development and involvement.

Goals

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee will:

  • Keep council informed of important matters affecting youth.
  • Occasionally host youth workshops/forums, conduct surveys to address concerns and needs that affect youth.
  • Act as a positive advocate for youth
  • Actively seek input from youth on important matters
  • Support events created by the council that relate to the mandate.
  • Provide leadership experience for youth
  • Help enhance the image of youth in the City. Actively promote the recruitment of new members in order to ensure the longevity of the committee.

Membership

Membership is open to citizens who reside in the City of St. Catharines and who are between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age.

Voting Membership

The committee will approve by motion those matters that it wishes to advise City Council. A resolution will be adopted on a motion, carried by a simple majority vote. A quorum will be required. A quorum consists of a minimum of 50 per cent plus one of the voting members of the council.

Membership Responsibility

Members shall observe all corporate policies of the City of St. Catharines with respect to the Code of Conduct and Harassment policies and make every effort to attend all meetings

Membership Term

One year

Membership List

2014 members:

  • Councilor Len Stack, City Council Liason
  • Lori Mambella, City Staff Liason    
  • Vincent Attallah 
  • Ignatiy Kuznyetsov
  • Alexandria Pozojevic
  • Bayleigh Wells-Young
  • Catharine Lockhart
  • Elizabeth Gross
  • Eva Wan Yu Ren
  • Madeleine Dick
  • Maria Malik
  • Victoria Byskov
  • Jina Nanayakkara
  • Matty Hou
  • Rafik El Werfalli
  • Tian Dominick
  • Annie Hinan
  • Riley Soldwisch
  • Alexandra Kealey
  • Adam Vassallo
  • Reid Vassallo

 

Meeting Schedule & Location(s)

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee meets during the school year September to July.  Meetings occur approximately every 2 weeks on Wednesday evenings at the Russell Avenue Community Centre.

For more information please contact (905) 688-5601 ext. 1556 or email myac@st.catharines.ca

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