Youth

The City of Victoria values the skills and voices of young people from all walks of life.

Check out the City of Victoria Youth Council website for news about recent projects by youth and to find out how to get involved. Applications for 2017-2018 council members are now open.

The CVYC is a team of volunteers who create and carry out a variety of projects around the city. Members have the opportunity to turn their passions into action, build their leadershiip skills in a welcoming environment, and strengthen their resume. In the 2016-2017 year, City Council gave $26,000 to Youth Council projects.

Our Plan

In 2017, we began to implement a three-year Youth Strategy to help us open up more connections with the young people who live, work, learn, or relax in Victoria. The Strategy was designed by a team of youth aged 12-24 who reached out to their peers to discover what was missing from the community and local government.

Read the Youth Strategy here [PDF - 367 KB].

"Youth" doesn't just mean those who fit into Youth-sized t-shirts. We are looking to build connections with anyone around the ages of 12-24 who has a voice that needs to be heard.

Some of the ideas that will be implemented in the coming years include:

  • Launching a Hub where young people can go to hang out for fun, book group meetings, and get information on City news, job postings, and more
  • Increasing jobs for youth and students in the City of Victoria corporation
  • Partnering with schools to include hands-on education about local government involvement, through workshops and field-trips

If you are a millennial, a 90's kid, a high school student, a recent college grad, or somewhere in between... We want to hear from you!

Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved in decisions being made in your neighbourhood.

Email us at engage@victoria.ca if you've got something to say right now or if you'd like to recieve updates on a current project.