Youth & Young Adult Advisory Councils

Youth-led Socials

4 Youth By Youth Social - Summer Edition: June 14th, 2023

On Wednesday, June 14th, the Youth Council Coordinators at the Centre for Youth and Society will be hosting the second 4 Youth, By Youth Social! We are excited to bring together youth from different youth-led groups, youth-led clubs, youth councils, school districts, schools and community organizations for an evening of games, prizes and meaningful conversations. This is a great opportunity for youth to meet other like-minded youth, earn volunteer hours, and add a valuable experience to their resume.

4 Youth By Youth Social - First Edition

The first 4 Youth, By Youth Social took place on April, 28th, 2023. The Youth Council Coordinators at the Centre for Youth and Society organized this social to bring together youth from several different youth-led groups for an evening of games, prizes and meaningful conversations. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Participating Youth Groups:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capitol Region
  • Black Youth Empowerment
  • City of Victoria Youth Council 
  • Reynolds Secondary School Community Leadership 
  • Royal Bay Secondary School
  • Island Health Step Up Youth Program 
  • St. Michael's University School Prefect Council 
What Youth Had to Say:

Do youth benefit from socials like this?

Yes! It's important to have opportunities for youth to participate in decision making in the community.

- Attendee 

Yes, I appreciate the fact that there are organizations like this that are passionate about helping youth tackle issues they might be facing and providing a social space such as this for people to connect.

- Attendee

What was your main takeaway from this social? 

There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes to improve the lives of youth in our community.

- Attendee

That there's lots of people in my community committed to making change.

- Attendee

Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)

The Centre for Youth and Society is calling for applications to the CFYS Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC), a new initiative that will bring together passion-driven young people aged 19-25 to discuss the issues they and other young people face and brainstorm responses to inform the CFYS on youth’s emerging priorities. CFYS collaborates with community partners and conducts research to work towards the well-being of young people. 

The council will meet monthly, on Zoom or in-person at the University of Victoria (on a rotating schedule). The council follows the calendar year, with participants currently asked to commit to meetings until December of 2022. The expected time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month, and each session will last approximately an hour. A typical session includes dialogue on a specific theme of questions brought by the CFYS or its partner organizations, to provide feedback and strategies to combat issues affecting youth in the community. An honorarium is available to members who successfully complete their duties leading up to the December end date.

Criteria for Applying:
  • Must be between the ages of 19-25.
  • Being comfortable in a roundtable dialogue-based environment.
  • Being willing to share their experiences as they relate to council-based initiatives.
  • Passion for youth-driven solutions to current issues.
  • Previous participation in youth-led activities in their school or community is an asset.

Applications not being accepted at this time.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

More information to come.