Returning Youth Councillors: Kieran Bradbury, Andrew VanderHaeghe, Braden Oishi, Daniel Palisoc, Noah Ali, Monica Villasor, Emy Falardeau, Kenzie Johnston, Olivia Hemsley, and Dylan Falardeau
New Youth Councillors: Sadie Whitford and Maya Daleug
What is it?
The Edson Youth Council will consist of up to 12 youth. They will work closely with the Mayor, two Town Councillors, and have administrative support from a Community Development Coordinator.
The purpose of Youth Council is to provide Youth with a platform to let their voices to be heard and to have a positive impact. It will provide Youth with better opportunities to become connected and meaningfully involved in their community.
What is required of Council members?
Members of Youth Council will be required to attend monthly meetings, represent youth perspectives on issues at these meetings, volunteer at community events, and work with Town Council representatives to address youth needs in the community. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 5 pm held in Council Chambers at the Town Office.
What are the benefits of being on Youth Council?
Benefits include a $500 bursary towards post-secondary education for every year of participation, the opportunity to learn about Local Government and how it affects them, and the opportunity to make an impact in their community while making Edson a better place for Youth. Did we also mention free pizza at meetings?
Who can apply?
Any youth living or attending school in Edson between the ages of 13 and 18.
How do I apply? Applications for the next term will be accepted between May and September 15, 2023.
Fill out the application form below and have two references fill out reference forms. These can both be filled, saved and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed and written copies will also be accepted at the Town Office.
Youth Council at Trade Show!
Youth Council was at the Trade Show on April 28th from 4-8PM and Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 10AM - 4PM.
They were proud to celebrate Earth Day by giving away saplings donated by Weyerhaeuser, collecting adult-sized jackets for Wayfinding and selling tickets for a 50/50 cash draw with proceeds going to the Edson Food Bank.
The Councillors collected a few coats for Wayfinding, gave away all of the 540 saplings, together with the Edson Food Bank booth, sold all the raffle tickets for a whopping $500 donation to the Edson Food Bank, and raised awareness for both organizations and the benefits of planting trees.
Mayor for a Day 2023
Our 2023 Mayor for a Day is Hunter Stunzi, a grade 6 student from Vanier Community Catholic School. Congratulations to Hunter! He will be taking part in a Town Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, 2023 where he will be awarded the title of Mayor for a Day and be given a prize pack fit for a MAYOR!
Youth Council's Green Initiatives
Youth Council takes a special interest in environmental awareness and has created a presentation for your information to promote a healthier planet and give instructions in how to plant a spruce sapling. They will be giving away over 500 saplings this year through a generous donation from Weyerhaeuser.
Click HERE for a link to the presentation.