Delta MP seeking applicants for new youth council

MP Carla Qualtrough is looking for youth aged 15-24 to join her new constituency youth council. Applications are open until Oct. 21.

Delta MP and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough.

The federal government wants to hear from Delta’s youth.

As part of the Canadian government’s commitment to meaningful youth engagement, Delta MP Carla Qualtrough is inviting all youths aged 15-24 to apply to join her new constituency youth council (CYC).

Qualtrough is launching this new initiative, modelled after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own youth council, to bring together young people from her riding, in order to engage them, and listen to them on the issues that matter to youth in our country.

“Just last week, Prime Minister Trudeau met with his own youth council and expressed excitement about the ideas and initiatives he is sure will come from bringing together such a diverse, educated, and passionate group of individuals,” Qualtrough wrote on her Facebook page. “I know Delta is filled to the brim with equally talented young people. I am excited to listen to your perspectives and work together to make our community and country an even better place to live.”

The Delta CYC will include youth from different schools, neighbourhoods and local associations, providing them with the opportunity to network with the one another and better understand the Canadian political process by taking an active part in it.

Once selected, the council will meet several times throughout the year to discuss issues that could include climate change, immigration and refugee resettlement, sport and recreation, accessibility and inclusion, and other topics that matter most to the community.

Applications to join the youth council will be accepted until midnight on Friday, Oct. 21 and forms are available at Qualtrough’s constituency office (104 – 7511 120th St., Delta), Facebook page or official website.