Mental Health, Addiction And Homelessness Will Be Among The Topics Up For Discussion At The St. Catharines Youth Forum – Tuesday, May 29

The “Power of the Youth Voice” Is Also on the Agenda – Bring Your Voice to the Discussion

A News Release from the City of St. Catharines

Posted March 18th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – High school students, post-secondary students and young people under age 25 from across St. Catharines are invited to the forum, set for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will discuss the topics and others, including post-secondary pathways and the power of the youth voice, with local community leaders, such as Brock University President Gervan Fearon, and brainstorm solutions and initiatives the City’s newly formed Youth Advisory Committee can use as part of its own community initiatives.

 “The Youth Advisory Committee is very eager to get to work and is looking forward to using feedback from their peers to implement in their events and activities,” said Koby Vanyo, the City liaison for the committee.

“The youth forum gives young people in St. Catharines a voice to talk about issues that are important to them and actively engages them to make a difference in our community.”

The Youth Advisory Committee advises City Council and staff on topics and issues that directly impact youth in St. Catharines. The committee and youth forum are part of the City’s plan to be a place for all ages and continuously improve St. Catharines.

Interested in participating in the youth forum? Contact the guidance office at your school our email

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