Search is on for 12 youths to serve on Niagara Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel

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Published October 4, 2021 at 4:45 pm

Just as all 12 municipalities in Niagara Region are represented on council, so too now are youth from each Niagara town or city.

Residents between the ages of 13 and 19 are being invited to apply for the new Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel.


The youth advisory panel, which will meet a minimum of six times per year, will have members from all 12 municipalities in an effort to bring a region-wide perspective to the panel’s discussions.

Panel members will provide advice on policies, programs and services that affect young people across Niagara, while also acting as a centralized “hub” for information sharing between the region’s 12 communities.

“I am keenly interested in hearing from Niagara’s youth about ways to make local government more engaging, and if our programs and services are meeting their unique needs,” said Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley.

“I am looking forward to identifying a group of 12 individuals from across Niagara that not only represent our diversity, but who are also able to share their ideas and opinions about how to make our region a better place to live. I invite all interested young people to visit our website and complete an application.”

A member of Regional Council – not yet selected – will also serve on the committee in an advisory capacity.

Applications are being accepted until October 18, with the inaugural panel meeting being held later in November. Interested youth are invited to visit the Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel​ to complete an application.

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