Youth Representatives

Youth Representatives 2021 – 2022

Evie Clarke will be the Youth Councillor for the 2021/2022 school year, after acting as the Alternate Youth Councillor in 2020/2021.

Currently, the Town of Gibsons is seeking a grade 11 student to fill the position of “Alternate Youth Councillor” for the 2021/2022 school year. The successful applicant will become the lead Youth Councillor for the 2022/2023 school year.

Read more about the Alternate Youth Councillor position here.

To be considered for the position of Alternate Youth Councillor, please email your application to clerk@gibsons.ca by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4pm.

Background

The Gibsons’ “Students on Council” program was introduced in February 2019 as a way to provide an opportunity to include and involve students on Council.

As a Youth Representative, the students provide a youth perspective on matters being considered at council and committee meetings, raise awareness of the positive contributions of youth in our community and  advocate for and on behalf of youth in the Town of Gibsons.

Our Youth Representatives are co-sponsored by the Gibsons Rotary Club and are provided with an honorarium for attending council and committee meetings, with the funds placed in an education reserve for the student and paid at the end of their term.

On September 15, 2020, the Youth Representative Terms of Reference were amended to reflect lessons learned during the previous two terms and to improve clarity re) the school grades of the representatives. Read the related staff report and revised Youth Representative Terms of Reference here.

Sunshine Coast Youth Council

The Sunshine Coast Youth Council was initiated in January 2021 by Gravity Guignard (current Town of Gibsons Youth Councillor) and Eilis Mackenzie (former Town of Gibsons Youth Councillor).

The Council comprises 13 members, with student representatives from Elphinstone Secondary, Chatelech Secondary and SPIDER (Online). The Youth Council has three primary areas of interest, including: Community Support, Infrastructure and the Environment.

To learn more, please see this presentation, which was given at the Spring 2021 Intergovernmental Meeting.

Contact the Sunshine Coast Youth Council by email at: sunshinecoastyouthcouncil@gmail.com.

Past Youth Representatives
Gravity Guignard: 2019 – 2021
Eilis MacKenzie: 2019 – 2020
Sacha Stipec: February 2019 to June 2019
Jason Lewis: Alternate Youth Representative – February 2019 to June 2019