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National Youth Council
Youth members have always been involved in some capacity with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) as representatives of their Clubs and the voice of their generation. 

The BGCC National Youth Council (NYC) is committed to providing representation for Boys and Girls Club youth, reflecting issues and goals from across the country, and ensuring youth input into national initiatives and activities. The NYC has been in existence for over 10 years and has enabled BGCC youth to plan and lead a national youth forum every two years. ​

National Youth Council members serve as ambassadors and role models for other children and youth throughout the organization and positively influence decision-making on issues related to young people. All NYC members receive training on their specific areas of interest, engage with a variety of adult experts and participate in the National Youth Forum.

Latest news:

The NYC worked together to write a letter of support to the youth of Attawapiskat First Nation.

Introducing the 2016 - 2017 National Youth Council

NEW NYC MEMBERS

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Benita
Boys and Girls Club of Leduc (Alberta)

Club member for 5 years

Looking forward to strengthening lea​dership skills and acquiring some new ones as well

“The best part about joining the NYC is making new friends and making a difference.”


​​​Brittany
Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria (British Columbia)

Club member for 8 years

Looking forward to having a say on things that she cares about in her community and in Canada, and planning the 2017 National Youth Forum

"It’s important to me to make a difference in my community and work to get more youth programs happening in Canada.”​

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Filmon
Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC (British Columbia)​

Club member for 10 years

Looking forward to travelling across the country for events and having his voice heard on youth issues

“I'm looking forward to meeting so many new people, building long lasting friendships, and making a difference in Canada for youth!”

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​Jarrod
Boys and Girls Club of Dawson Community Centre (Quebec)​

Club member for 12 years

Looking forward to meeting new people, planning the conference and implementing change in his community

“I’m excited to learn new skills and be a role model—it will be a great learning experience.”


​Nick
Boys and Girls Club of Saint John (New Brunswick)

Club member for 3 years

Looking forward to meeting new people and gaining new experiences

“I’d like to help individuals from different places through my work with Boys and Girls Clubs.”​

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​Victor
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg (Manitoba)​

Club member for 10 years

Looking forward to getting more involved in the BGCC community

“I’m excited to gain the experience of working on a team to plan a huge event, and that each of us will be facilitating a conference call so we all get experience leading.”

 

RETURNING NYC MEMBERS

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Kyle
Stettler & District Boys and Girls Club (Alberta)

Club member for 10 years

Loved being on the NYC because she met so many great people and she grew as a person from the experience 

Looking forward to learning more about the communications side of leadership and becoming a more well-rounded le​ader

“Being on the NYC is an unmatchable experience with many benefits: we are able to develop our leadership abilities while making connections and collaborating with people with different perspectives and backgrounds!”

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​Lauren
Boys and Girls Club of Truro and Colchester (Nova Scotia)​

Club member for 5 years

Thankful that being a part of the NYC gave her the opportunity to participate in YOUth in Office

Looking forward to building new relationships from coast to coast!

“Being a part of the National Youth Council allowed me to connect with amazing people and see the National Youth Forum become a success.”

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​Rachel
Boys and Girls Club of Summerside (Prince Edward Island)​

Club member for 4 years

Being a member of the NYC allowed her to work with amazing youth from across Canada and be a voice for Club youth on a national level

Looking forward to continuing the great work of the NYC and putting on the Youth Forum in 2017

“My favourite experience from my first term on the NYC was watching the Council members become like family while planning the National Youth Forum.”

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​Shane
Botwood Boys and Girls Club (Newfoundland & Labrador)​

Club member for 6 years

Loves being a part of the NYC because you learn to become a leader and you learn a lot about yourself

Looking forward to connecting with returning and new members to plan the next Forum!

“I was amazed by how close everyone became during and after the last conference. We were like a family, and I think that fit well with the theme of inclusion.”

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​Shanel
Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough (Ontario)​

Club member for 15 years

Loves being on the National Youth Council because it empowers youth to make changes in their Club and their community

Looking forward to meeting new members of the NYC and seeing them become great leaders

“What surprised me the most about being on the NYC was how easy it was to talk and have your voice heard—we lead and planned the conference and our ideas were encouraged all the time!"

 

For more information about the National Youth Council, please contact Vivian Trumblay​.

For more information about the Provincial Youth Councils, please contact your Regional Director.

Find out more about last year's National Youth Forum and stay tuned for more information on next year's Forum!
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