Youth Forum Task Force

Student Member Recruitment

Recruitment for Student Members is ongoing. Please complete our Youth Forum Task Force form if you're interested in being a Student Member on the Youth Forum Task Force.

  • Applications are due by October 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • All previous applications for Student Members are still on file and will be considered for appointment to the Task Force.
  • In October, all applications will be reviewed by the Youth Forum Task Force Student Leaders.

  • All applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or unsuccessful.
  • We anticipate successful applicants starting on the Task Force in November; however, dates are subject to change.

Statement of Purpose

The Youth Forum Task Force is responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating funding (e.g. fundraising, sponsorship, etc.) for an annual youth forum.

Composition

The Task Force shall be comprised of up to 16 members as follows:

  • Three Task Force Leaders between the ages of 19 and 30
  • Up to 12 Student Members representing a cross section of high school students and the diversity of St. Catharines youth

  • One City Councillor

Reporting Structure

The Task Force reports to Council through the Social Sustainability Committee. If required, due to event-related time constraints, the Task Force may report directly to Council.

Administrative support to the Task Force shall be provided by Parks, Recreation and Culture Services, which shall assign a Secretary to the Task Force. Additional staff resources will be provided, as required from time to time.

Membership Term

Task Force Leaders

Term of Council, or as determined by City Council. 

Student Members

One-year terms, coinciding with the school year. The Task Force Leaders will recruit and appoint the Student Members for one year terms, coinciding with the school year. The recruitment and appointment process shall be approved by the City Clerk to ensure fairness and transparency.

 

Membership List

City Councillor:

  • Councillor Kevin Townsend

Task Force Leaders: 

  • Alex Mitchell
  • Grayson Wadsworth-Hayes
  • Sara Stevens

Student Members:

Recruitment for Student Members is ongoing. Please complete our Youth Forum Task Force form if you're interested in being a Student Member on the Youth Forum Task Force.

  • Applications are due by October 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • All previous applications for Student Members are still on file and will be considered for appointment to the Task Force.
  • In October, all applications will be reviewed by the Youth Forum Task Force Student Leaders.

  • All applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or unsuccessful.
  • We anticipate successful applicants starting on the Task Force in November; however, dates are subject to change.

Staff Liaison:

Meeting Schedule and Location

The Task Force will meet monthly, or as required, at the discretion of the Chair.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre.

Other

The Task Force shall conduct its meetings in accordance with and otherwise comply with the City of St. Catharines Simplified Meeting Procedures for advisory bodies.

In accordance with these procedures, members may be removed from the committee if they miss three consecutive meetings or more than 50% of the meetings in a calendar year.

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