Originally envisioned and developed by the provincial Department of Health, the Youth Engagement Initiative means to help participants develop leadership skills by undertaking a series of community projects in their region. The most important of these projects is the planning and delivery of a regional Youth Forum.
2017 Youth Forums
The YEI program is rolling out in two regions in 2017: Charlotte County and the Acadian Peninsula. As information becomes available, it will be posted here as well as on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and in our monthly e-bulletin (sign up here). If you or someone you know would like to attend the forums listed below, contact us for more information!
This youth-led forum will bring together young folks and adult supporters from all around Charlotte County to participate in workshops and discussions on three important issues: diversity and equality, health, and school reform. As part of our Youth Engagement Initiative, the ultimate goal of the forum is to amplify youth voice throughout the province.
Date: April 21st
Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Garcelon Civic Centre, St. Stephen, NB
Both forums follow the same model of youth-led event planning. Our Acadian Peninsula leadership group has been hard at work, developing the schedule and workshops for their peers and adult supporters. The topic chosen is youth rights. Subjects tackled during the conference will include: discrimination, well-being, protection, and youth participation in decision-making.
Date: April 27th
Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Centre de congrès de la Péninsule acadienne, Shippagan, NB
Who is invited to attend?
The bulk of our participants will be between the ages of 15 and 21 years old. That said, we are also inviting adult supporters who feel they would like to be part of this engagement process. Space is limited however, and we will be prioritizing youth and adult supporters who are attending with youth.
All youth participants must have an adult supporter with them at the forum. In the case of larger groups, one adult supporter is sufficient for a group of youth. All those who are accepted to attend the forum will receive a confirmation email from PFY. If you are a young person from Charlotte County or the Acadian Peninsula, and you would like to attend, contact us! We will help get you set up.