Youth-Led Panel Discussions

Upcoming Panel Discussion: February 5th, 2024

After the success of our Youth-Led Panel Discussisions last year, the CFYS Youth Council Coordinators are exciting to host another event on February 5th, 2024. 

Call for Youth Panel Speakers!

We are inviting youth (ages 16-24) to be youth panel speakers at our upcoming panel discussion. Youth who participate on a panel will receive a $50 honorarium, prize bundle and certificate of completion.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest through the following form: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/YouthPanelSpeakerForm.

Please note that we would like to finalize the list of youth panel speakers before January 28th, 2024. There will be limited spots, so we encourage youth to express their interest early.

Please contact cfysyouthcouncil@uvic.ca if you have any questions.

Youth Panel February 5 Poster

 

Tentative Agenda: 

  • 3:00 pm - Check-in

  • 3:30 pm - Welcome Address

  • 3:40 pm - Panel - "Youth Perspectives on Community Organization Engagement"
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  • 4:55 pm - Health Break (Light refreshments to be provided)

  • 5:10 pm - Panel - "Youth Perspectives on Youth Issues"
  • 6:20 pm - Closing Remarks

 

First Event: November 28th, 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 28th, 2023 for our first Youth-Led Panel Discussions, hosted by the CFYS Youth Council Coordinators. This event provided a platform for youth to speak on issues that mattered to them, and served as an opportunity for youth- and family-serving organizations to hear directly from youth.

Agenda: 

  • 3:00 pm - Check-in

  • 3:30 pm - Welcome Address

  • 3:40 pm - Panel - "Youth Perspectives on Community Organization Engagement"
    • Panelists: Hamza (Reynolds Secondary School), Rishab (Island Health), Sage (Tillicum Community Empowerment Centre), Sarah (Greater Victoria Volunteer Society), Zahra (Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees)
    • Moderators: Maddie and Nell (CFYS Youth Council Coordinators)
  • 4:55 pm - Health Break (Light refreshments to be provided)

  • 5:10 pm - Panel - "Youth Perspectives on Youth Issues"
    • Panelists: Kaspi (Tillicum Community Empowerment Centre), Mahum (Reynolds Secondary School), Nuvra (Victoria Youth Empowerment Society), Sediqa (Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees), Theo (Greater Victoria Volunteer Society), Turquoise (Greater Victoria Volunteer Society)
    • Moderators: Maddie and Nell (CFYS Youth Council Coordinators)
  • 6:20 pm - Closing Remarks