Northumberland Youth Advisory Council

Northumberland Youth Advisory Council
Northumberland Youth Advisory Council

Official NYAC logo.
Type Youth council
Headquarters Hamilton Township, Ontario
Membership Youth ages 14-24
Website Official website

The Northumberland Youth Advisory Council, NYAC, is a government-related youth voice program in Northumberland County, Ontario. The council provides scholarships[1], sponsors youth philanthropy programs,[2] and hosts an annual Youth Opportunities Expo.[3][4] Several members have been noted for their individual contributions to the Province of Ontario through the NYAC.[5][6][7]

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About

The Northumberland Youth Advisory Council is improves social economic opportunities for young people in Northumberland. Goals include empowering and connecting young people through the creation of a Youth Council as an advisory voice to municipal government; to engage and retain youth as part of a sustainable youth strategy for Northumberland; to create an information forum that actively communicates and promotes opportunities for youth in business, politics and culture.[8]

Background

The Northumberland Youth Advisory Council was established in the fall of 2005. Composed of approximately 25 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who represent various organizations throughout Northumberland, the organization is funded in part by the County of Northumberland. It is the first ever fully funded youth council in the history of Northumberland County.[9]

Membership

The membership is provided through a youth representative being forwarded by the Municipality of Brighton, Municipality (town) of Trent Hills, Town of Cobourg, Municipality of Port Hope, Township of Cramahe, Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Campbellford District High School, Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East, Cobourg Collegiate Institute West, and others.

The General Membership is a non-appointed position and is open to all youth ages 14 to 24 in Northumberland County. Its members assist the Directors in addressing those issues that impact youth.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Beth Hoselton Awards NYAC Scholarship", NatureArtists.com. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  2. ^ "Youngsters learn to share the wealth", Northumberland News. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  3. ^ "Building Community". United Way. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  4. ^ "Opportunities expo focuses on hopes of young people", Northumberland News. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  5. ^ (2008) "Leading by example: Two in running to be named Ontario Community Newspaper Association Junior Citizen of the Year", Northumberland News. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  6. ^ "MPP Lou Rinaldi Thrilled With Lieutenant Governor’s Announcement Of Ontario Medal For Young Volunteers Award To Northumberland Resident And Chair Of The Northumberland Youth Advisory Council, Chris Berrigan", Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P., Northumberland official website. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  7. ^ "Coburg Hands Out Civic Awards", Durham Region News. Retrieved 3/18/08.
  8. ^ "Northumberland Youth Advisory Council - An Active Voice", Cobourg Daily Star. April 23, 2008. p 8:1.
  9. ^ Nbiz.com. Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation. Retrieved 3/18/08.

External links

  • NYAC official website.

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